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eye sex

An act in which two people exchange looks indicating intense mutual sexual desires or attraction. I kept having eye sex with this guy across the bar, but he left before I had a chance to talk to him.
See also: eye, sex

sex on a stick

vulgar slang An extremely sexually attractive person. Well, he's not exactly sex on a stick, but he's a kind, decent, and funny man, and he knows how to treat me right.
See also: on, sex, stick

sex on legs

vulgar slang An extremely sexually attractive person. Well, he's not exactly sex on legs, but he's a kind, decent, and funny man, and he knows how to treat me right.
See also: leg, on, sex

the sex talk

An informal lecture or conversation about reproduction and sexual intercourse, especially as given by parents to their children. I know it can be embarrassing and awkward having the sex talk with your kids, but it's important for them to know that they can come to you if they have any questions or concerns about sex as they enter puberty.
See also: sex, talk

have sex

To have sexual intercourse with someone. A: "Did you have sex last night?" B: "Well that's a personal question!"
See also: have, sex

sex kitten

A physically and sexually attractive young woman. With some new clothes and makeup, I bet she would be quite a sex kitten.
See also: kitten, sex

sex object

One who is valued or regarded as a source of sexual pleasure. She was tired of being treated like a sex object, so she began dressing more conservatively and demanded more respect from the men within her social circle.
See also: object, sex

opposite sex

the other sex; (from the point of view of a female) males; (from the point of view of a male) females. (Also with member of, as in the example.) Ann is crazy about the opposite sex. Bill is very shy when he's introduced to the opposite sex. Do members of the opposite sex make you nervous?
See also: opposite, sex

the battle of the sexes

the disagreements and fight for power that exist between men and women So has equality brought an end to the battle of the sexes?
See a battle of nerves
See also: battle, of, sex

better than sex

extremely enjoyable or exciting To me, nothing compares with the thrill of surfing - it's better than sex.
See also: better, sex

the fair/fairer sex

Usage notes: Some women think this phrase is offensive.
My father hated the idea of me joining the army. He always said it wasn't a suitable occupation for the fair sex.
See also: fair, sex

a sex kitten

a young woman who is sexually exciting or attractive
Usage notes: Some women think this phrase is offensive.
All she needs to do is untie her hair and remove her spectacles and she's transformed into a gorgeous sex kitten.
See also: kitten, sex

a sex object

if someone thinks of a person as a sex object, they only think about having sex with them and do not think about their character or abilities How on earth can you feel anything for a man who just treats you as a sex object?
See also: object, sex

fair sex

Girls or women, as in Many women would object to being called the fair sex nowadays. This euphemism uses fair in the sense of "physically beautiful" and is probably dying out. [Mid-1600s]
See also: fair, sex

sex up

1. To increase the sexual appeal or content of someone or something: The producer sexed up the music video with scantily clad dancers. Because the club was bland, the owners decided to sex it up.
2. Chiefly British Slang To increase the appeal or attractiveness of something; embellish something: The committee sexed up the report with suggestions of conspiracy. Our website is boring—what if we sex it up with funky icons?
3. Vulgar Slang To arouse someone sexually.
See also: sex, up

sex goddess

n. a sexy-looking female movie or television star. I wonder what these sex goddesses look like when they get up in the morning.
See also: goddess, sex

sex kitten

n. a woman with enormous sexual potential. He thought he was getting a sex kitten, but she turned out to be just a plain cat.
See also: kitten, sex

sex pot

n. one who flaunts one’s sexuality, usually a woman. About 20,000 young sex pots hit Hollywood every year hoping to be discovered.
See also: pot, sex


n. a sexually promising person; a person obsessed with sex. Heidi looks like such a sex-machine, but she is a real wallflower.
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In my college mind I could justify having sex if I didn't use birth control because then I was only breaking one rule and not two," Rix says.
Moreover, some girls who complete primary or even secondary levels of education also enter the sex trade.
While chapters one and two set the tone for the book and give background on American sex offending, Chapters 3-4 give a much needed injection of critical scrutiny to the current discourse about legal responses to juvenile sexual offending.
The concept is nothing new to the students, as abstinence is the topic every day in this five-week sex education course.
Because the urge for sex isn't as primal or as physical in women as it is in men, it's often too easy to put it last on the priority list.
After all, there was Sigmund Freud, who first popularized talk of sex, including deviant sex, beginning in the early 1900s; Margaret Sanger, who advocated birth control to enable women to separate sex from pregnancy in the 1910s and 1920s; Gore Vidal who lionized gay men in literary fiction in the 1940s; Hugh Hefner, who introduced American men to the Playboy fantasy in the 1950s; Mary Calderone, who promoted sex education and founded SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) in the 1960s--the list goes on.
Attempts to use national or local surveillance data to estimate the risk for STI transmission between women are limited by the fact that many risk classification schemes have either excluded same-gender sex among women or subsumed it under a hierarchy of other behaviors viewed as higher risk.
It takes Eros and sex to blast us out of Earth's gravitational pull and into the realm of true love.
Art--A Sex Book persists in the belief that both art and sex can still be strange in a good way: something as yet unseen and beyond ordinary experience--something transcendental even, filthy linens aside.
Augustine, unlike some of the Eastern theologians, thought there would have been sex in the Garden if there had been no Fall.
Supporters of comprehensive sex-ed feel that if students are well-educated, they'll be empowered to make smart, healthy decisions about sex and their bodies.
Sex educators of the 1920s infused the movement with a strong tilt toward the promotion of family life.
Others argue that such products will stigmatize female sexuality and drive women to pop a pill when what they really need are better relationships and more sex education.
The task force reviewed all available data pertaining to sex difference and MS.
Her Sex and the Church: Gender, Homosexuality, and the Transformation of Christian Ethics (Boston: Beacon Press, 1999, 240pp.