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Sexual activity

ass

noun

sexual activity

blow job

noun

the practice of sucking a man’s sex organ to give him sexual pleasure

bonk

noun

an act of having sex

buggery

noun

anal sex

climax

noun

an orgasm

coitus

noun

the act of having sex

cottaging

noun

sexual activity between gay men in public places such as toilets

coupling

noun

sexual activity

cybersex

noun

the use of the Internet to have sexual experiences, for example by having a sexual conversation with someone

ejaculation

noun

the action of ejaculating

encounter

noun

an occasion when people have sex, especially in a way that was not planned

favours

noun

sexual acts that one person agrees to do with another

free love

noun

the idea that people should have the freedom to have sex with as many different people as they like, whether or not they are married or in a relationship

fuck

noun

an extremely offensive word for an act of having sex with someone

gang bang

noun

a situation in which a group of people have sex with one person, usually using force

gang bang

noun

a situation in which a lot of people have sex together at the same time

hanky-panky

noun

sexual activity

intercourse

noun

sexual intercourse

intimacy

noun

the sexual act. This word is used especially by lawyers or the police

lovemaking

noun

sex, especially between people who love each other

ménage à trois

noun

sexual activity involving three people

the missionary position

noun

a position for having sex in which a man and woman lie facing each other with the man on top and the woman on her back

nookie

noun

sexual activity

one-night stand

noun

a situation in which two people have sex once and then do not have a relationship with each other

oral sex

noun

sexual activity in which one person uses their mouth on another person’s sexual organs in order to give them pleasure

orgasm

noun

the stage of sexual activity when sexual pleasure is strongest

penetration

noun

a sexual act in which a man puts his penis into his partner’s vagina or anus

phone sex

noun

communication by phone in which people talk to each other for sexual pleasure

pillow talk

noun

conversations between sexual partners when they are in bed together

position

noun

a way that two people place their bodies when they are having sex

potency

noun

the physical ability of a man to have sex

quickie

noun

used in a humorous way for talking about sex that people have in a hurry

romp

noun

an occasion on which people have sex without intending to have a serious relationship

safe sex

noun

sexual activity in which people are careful to avoid getting diseases, for example by using condoms

screw

noun

an act of having sex

sex life

noun

someone’s sexual relationships or activities

sexual intercourse

noun

the act of having sex, especially sex between a man and woman in which the man puts his penis inside the woman’s vagina. Sexual intercourse is often simply called intercourse.

shag

noun

an act of having sex with someone

slap and tickle

noun

sexual activity, especially when it does not involve serious feelings

sodomy

noun

a sexual act in which a man puts his penis into another person’s anus

threesome

noun

an occasion when three people have sex together

union

noun

the activity of having sex

copulation

noun

fornication

noun

sensuality

noun

in the sack

in bed, used especially when referring to people having sex

know someone in the biblical way/sense

to have had sex with someone

sexual relations

the act of having sex with someone

the birds and the bees

the facts about sex, when they are explained to children for the first time

the facts of life

the facts about sex and how babies are made

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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