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sexual congress

Sexual intercourse, especially between a man and a woman. 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 relations

Sexual intercourse or 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

have (sexual) relations (with someone)

To engage in sexual intercourse or 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 minority

A phrase said of one 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 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
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Reumann demonstrates that the Kinsey Reports re-shaped American sexual consciousness by bringing new terms and ideas into the public debate.
Students also demonstrated a shift in attitude toward the timing of sexual activity: Whereas 84% said before taking the sex education course that people should wait until after high school, until after postsecondary school or until marriage to have sex, 87% gave these answers after participating in the course.
Similarly, some public health practitioners may view sex workers as positive agents for sexual health and engage them in screening, preventive, and curative interventions for STD control and prevention.
The Court may not have appreciated the fact that its comments about sexual identity and behaviour would be equally applicable to the sexual practices of pedophiles, or those who engage in bestiality.
Traditionally, once the conduct was determined to be based on gender, it then would be categorized as either quid pro quo sexual harassment or hostile work environment.
The nature of the sexual abuse also makes it difficult to observe and therefore more threatening to report.
29, 2004, requiring California employers with more than 50 employees to provide supervisors with two hours of sexual harassment training every two years.
Ejaculation has less immediate impact on a healthy young male because of his abundance of jing, or sexual essence.
Second, what a disembodied understanding of marriage this is--as if bodily and sexual intimacy of wife and husband were not constitutive of marriage.
smoking and early sexual intercourse was strongly associated for both sexes, even when the impact of the other factors was taken into account.
Menopause might even be a time during which sexual satisfaction, if not desire, increases, says Jill P.
For many who bemoan the greater sexual openness of the last half-century, Kinsey is not merely a messenger to be shot but a figure imbued with an almost supernatural power to change the culture.
On ESPN, and in newspaper articles, Redmond used the accusations against Kobe Bryant as a platform to engage the horrors of sexual violence.
While conservative pitchforks have been raised at each of these harbingers of the sexual revolution, the anger directed at Kinsey even today, a half century after his death, is unique.