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have (sexual) relations (with someone)

To engage in sexual activity (with someone); to have or be in a sexual relationship (with someone). As there was no hard evidence that Mr. Smith's ex-wife had sexual relations outside of marriage, the judge was obliged to uphold the prenuptial agreement during the divorce proceedings. I hear Jim got fired for having relations with his secretary.
See also: have, relation

sexual congress

Sexual intercourse. As there was no hard evidence that sexual congress occurred outside of marriage, the judge was obliged to uphold the prenuptial agreement during the divorce proceedings.
See also: congress, sexual

sexual minority

A phrase used to refer to a person whose sexual orientation is not completely heterosexual. It is typically used as an adjective (i.e. "sexual minority males"). When I worked in the counseling center, many of my patients were sexual minority teenagers.
See also: minority, sexual

sexual misconduct

A term used to refer to a broad spectrum of improper behavior (such as sexual harassment and sexual violence) without specifying the action in question. The phrase is typically applied to such behavior when it has occurred in settings with an unequal power dynamic, such as the workplace. Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of all manner of sexual misconduct. In this company, we have a zero-tolerance policy for sexual misconduct.
See also: sexual

sexual relations

Sexual activity between two (or more) people. As there was no hard evidence that sexual relations occurred outside of marriage, the judge was obliged to uphold the prenuptial agreement during the divorce proceedings. I hear Jim got fired for having sexual relations with his secretary.
See also: relation, sexual

sexual tension

A tension, awkwardness, or underlying unease in the relationship of two people resulting from a strong mutual sexual attraction between them that has not been consummated. Just ask Chuck out already—I'm sick of being around you two and witnessing all your sexual tension. I can just feel the sexual tension every time Matt and I are together.
See also: sexual, tension
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