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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

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
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According to the Department of Health and Human Services, a program is eligible when it teaches that "abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to avoid out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and other associated health problems.
Priests had sexually abused both boys and girls, Bottoms says.
In your discussion, stress the importance of abstaining from alcohol and drugs; a study from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse found that almost one-quarter of sexually active teens and young adults--about 5.
Preschoolers who are victimized by sexually motivated offenders are often abducted from their yards or neighborhoods by offenders who know them and who have ready access to these locations.
Is this concern similar to that involving young people and violent and sexually explicit entertainment?
Even families of cognitively intact residents may feel betrayed and distressed after discovering a parent's sexually active or social involvement with a new partner, particularly of he or she is still married.
Helene Gayle, director of the CDC's National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, says that although there may be some overreporting of sexually transmitted diseases in the Black community, this does not completely explain the higher levels of sexually transmitted disease infections.
To address this perceived problem, the legislature established a "civil commitment procedure for the long term care and treatment of the sexually violent predator" and defines a sexually violent predator as
Most of these differences exist because sexually free women have a greater risk of getting pregnant.
The results suggest that sexually active teenagers are following traditional sex roles, say Lori Kowaleski-Jones and Frank Mott, co-authors of the study.
According to the results from a national survey compiled by the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, one in every four schoolgirls and one in every six schoolboys will be sexually assaulted by age eighteen.
com is taking appropriate measures to protect their child from exposure to sexually explicit material thanks to Zoo.
Many STDs are without symptoms, so it's important to ask your health care provider about getting screened for STDs, to talk to your partner openly about the potential for sexually transmitted infections and to discuss condom use.
It is alleged at Liverpool crown court that Leon Single, 34, sexually assaulted a young girl and a boy.
The more consistently that sexually active men and women use condoms, the lower their risk of becoming infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).