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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.
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.
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.
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.
To have sexual intercourse with someone. A: "Did you have sex last night?" B: "Well that's a personal question!"
A physically and sexually attractive young woman. With some new clothes and makeup, I bet she would be quite a sex kitten.
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.
sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll
A phrase used to indicate a wild, hedonistic lifestyle. Being a touring muscian is not as exciting as it seems—it's definitely not all sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
better than sex
Extremely enjoyable or pleasurable. You have to try some of this chocolate cake—it's better than sex! The exhilaration you feel when you reach the top of a mountain is better than 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?
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
better than sex(informal)
extremely enjoyable or exciting To me, nothing compares with the thrill of surfing - it's better than sex.
the fair/fairer sex(old-fashioned)
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.
a sex kitten(old-fashioned)
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.
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?
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]
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.
n. a sexy-looking female movie or television star. I wonder what these sex goddesses look like when they get up in the morning.
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.
n. one who flaunts one’s sexuality, usually a woman. About 20,000 young sex pots hit Hollywood every year hoping to be discovered.
n. a sexually promising person; a person obsessed with sex. Heidi looks like such a sex-machine, but she is a real wallflower.