"Sex" may include many things, from intimate touching to vaginal or anal intercourse.
These terms are often used:
- Sexual contact may involve genital touching, skin-to-skin contact, mutual masturbation, mouth-to-genital contact (oral sex), or sexual intercourse.
- Sexual intercourse can refer to vaginal sex (penetration of the vagina), oral sex (mouth to penis, vagina, or anus), or anal sex (penetration of the anus).
Current as of: November 22, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine