Chapter 9 Flashcards & Key Terms

afterplay
Sexual behavior engaged in after coitus or orgasm, or at the end of a sexual encounter.
anal sex
Penetration of the anus by the penis, or any sexual behavior involving the anus.
anilingus
Sexual contact between the mouth or tongue and the partner’s anus.
autoerotic
Providing sexual stimulation to oneself or being aroused sexually by oneself.
coitus
Penetration of the vagina by the penis.
cunnilingus
Sexual contact between the tongue or mouth of one person and the vulva of another.
deep kissing
Kissing, with entry of the tongue into the partner’s mouth.
dildo
A sex toy, often shaped like a penis, used to penetrate the vagina or anus.
fellatio
Sexual contact between the mouth of one person and the penis of another.
fondling
Any kind of sexual touching of the partner’s body.
foreplay
Sexual behavior engaged in during the early part of a sexual encounter, with the aim of increasing sexual arousal.
heavy petting
Sexually touching the partner’s genitalia or breasts.
masturbation
Sexual self-stimulation. Sometimes also used to refer to manual stimulation of another person’s genitalia.
mutual masturbation
Reciprocal, simultaneous manual stimulation of a partner’s genitals.
necking
Kissing or caressing of the head and neck.
outercourse
Sexual activities, other than coitus, promoted as a means for preventing unwanted pregnancy and reducing the risk of STD transmission.
paraplegia
Paralysis affecting the lower half of the body.
petting
Sexually touching the partner’s body (often taken to exclude the breasts or genitalia).
premature ejaculation
Ejaculation before the man wishes, often immediately on commencement of coitus. Also called rapid ejaculation.
quadriplegia
Paralysis affecting almost the entire body below the neck.
rectum
The final, straight portion of the large bowel. It connects to the exterior via the anus.
seminal nurture
The belief that multiple acts of coitus promote fetal development.
sex play
A variety of playful activities that add pleasure to sexual interactions.
sphincter
A circular muscle around an orifice whose contraction closes the orifice.
tribadism
Sexual behavior between two women, who lie front to front and stimulate each other’s vulvas with thrusting motions.
vagus nerve
The tenth cranial nerve, whose branches innervate the internal organs.
vibrator
An electrically powered vibrating device used to provide sexual stimulation.
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