Sexual Dictionary - letter P
- Painful periods
A gland situated behind the stomach that secretes a digestive fluid into
the small intestine that aid in digestion and also secretes the
hormone insulin into the blood, where
it regulate blood glucose levels.
- Pap test
a screening test that involves microscopic examination of cells collected
cervix. It is done by gently touching
a cotton swab on the cervix and then wiping the swab on a slide which is
treated and examined under a microscope. The Pap test can detect changes
that may be cancer or may lead to cancer, and to show noncancerous conditions,
such as infection or inflammation.
solid, raised skin lesion, less than 1 cm in diameter. Papules do not
abnormal sexual activities, fantasies, feelings. Includes :
- exhibitionism - the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention
to own's genitals
- fetishism - sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a
fetish or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs
- pedophilia - sexual activity of an adult with a child
- voyeurism - perversion in which a person receives sexual gratification
from seeing the genitalia of others or witnessing others' sexual behavior
- sadism - sexual arousal or gratification resulting from the infliction
of pain, fear, and/or humiliation on a sexual partner
- zoophilia, zoophilism - sexual attraction to animals
the condition in which the
foreskin is retracted behind the head
of the penis and cannot be returned to the unretracted position.
an organism that lives in or on the living tissue of a host organism at
the expense of it while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.
- Parathyroid gland
glands in the neck, usually located within the
thyroid gland, which produce parathyroid
hormone which increases the calcium level in the blood.
person who is the member of a couple.
strong feeling or emotion like love, hate, courage, fear, joy, anger.
a man who has sex (usually anal sex) with a boy as the passive partner.
in particularly - sexual relations between a man and a boy, usually
anal sex with the boy as a passive partner;
in a general - the practice of
the branch of medicine that deals with the development and care of infants
and children including the diagnosis and treatment of childhood disorders.
a sexual dysfunction where the person (either adult or adolescent) achieves
sexual arousal or satisfaction only through the sexual exposure of prepubescent
children, watching them naked or undressing them or indulging in child pornography.
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
pelvic inflammatory disease -
an infection of the upper female reproductive organ -
cervix - that results from other pelvic
or postpartum infections. Normally, the cervix prevents bacteria in the vagina
from spreading up into the internal organs. If the cervix is exposed to a
sexually transmitted disease (STDs) the
cervix becomes infected. If the disease travels up through the internal organs,
they can also become inflamed and infected. It can damage the fallopian tubes
and cause of
the ring of bones that link the spine and hip bones, and protect abdominal
organs such as the uterus in women.
the act or process of entering or inserting something. The insertion of
penis into the
vagina - vaginal penetration, mouth -
oral penetration or
anus - anal penetration.
external male reproductive organ. It is made up of erectile tissue and
blood vessels witch fills with blood and grows in size (becomes erect) during
sexual excitement, and contains a tube called the urethra, which carries
semen and urine to the outside of the body. Penis is homologous with
clitoris as it develops from the same
the time period preceding
menopause, during which menopausal symptoms
may occur without full cessation of
the area between the vagina and anus in women and scrotum and anus in
any aberrant sexual practice that is preferred to normal intercourse.
foreplay without contact with the genital
organs. See also
- Peyronie's disease
condition that results in a curvature of an erect penis. The cause of
this condition is the development of a rigid lump or plaque on the penis.
potential (of) Hydrogen -
a measure of the activity of hydrogen ions (H+) in a solution and, therefore,
its acidity or alkalinity. A symbol for the degree of acidity or alkalinity
of a substance. A pH of 7 is considered neutral, below 7 is called acidic
and above 7 is called alkaline.
blood cells that can engulf (by phagocytosis) and destroy microorganisms
including viruses, bacteria, fungi and foreign particles. Contribute to the
immune defenses of the body.
a person trained to prepare and distribute medicinal drugs and to give
information about them.
a chemical substance - odor - secreted by an individual that influences
a physiological or behavioral response from another individual of the same
species. In insect or animal pheromones are used to attract members of the
opposite sex, to mark trails and territory, and as warnings.
a medical condition in which the opening of the
foreskin of an uncircumcised penis is
too tight so that it cannot be fully retracted over the head of the penis.
Phimosis could be congenital - present since birth, or acquired - chronic
inflammation of the head of the penis and foreskin, adhesions between head
of the penis and foreskin or scar tissue from an injury. The classic treatment
for phimosis is surgical.
an irrational and intense fear of a situation or specific object.
- Phone sex
sexually explicit conversation between two or more persons via telephone,
especially when at least one of the participants
masturbates or engages in sexual fantasy.
commonly term for oral hormonal
contraception for women. See also
birth control methods.
- Pineal gland
a small, cone-shaped endocrine gland in the brain of most vertebrates
that secretes the
hormones serotonin and melatonin in sync with light cycles.
Melatonin is believed to control the biological rhythms of the body.
- Pituitary gland
the master gland of the
endocrine system witch it is located
at the base of the brain. Controls other endocrine glands and many body processes
such as growth and metabolism, including reproduction. Under the influence of
neurohormone secreted by the hypothalamus, pituitary gland secretes
follicle stimulating hormone and
luteinizing hormone, which stimulate
egg maturation and hormone production
ovary. Pituitary gland is responsible
for regulating the
menstrual cycle. Disorders of this gland
lead to irregular or absent
ovulation in the female and abnormal
spermatozoa production in the male.
Also called hypophysis.
a muscular and membranous vascular organ that develops in the
uterus during pregnancy and partially
fetus, to which it is attached by the
umbilical cord which links the blood
supplies of pregnant woman to the fetus to provide oxygen, food, and other
substances and nutrients and remove waste products - like carbon dioxide.
Following birth, the placenta is expelled.
a substance that causes injury, illness or death when eaten, drunk,
inhaled, applied to, or injected into the body.
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
a condition often associated with
infertility, in which a hormonal imbalance prevents the egg-containing
follicles on the
ovaries from maturing and releasing an
egg, instead forming sometimes painful ovarian cysts.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome also may cause overproduction of
estrogen, abnormal thickening of the
uterine lining, very heavy and/or irregular periods, as well as acne and
facial hair. The latter are caused by an overproduction of male
hormones, including testosterone.
called polycystic ovarian disease - POD.
the practice of marriage to more then only one person at a time. Polygamy can be :
- polyandry - marriage between one woman and two or more man simultaneously (rare)
- polygyny - marriage between one man and two or more women simultaneously (more often)
- In opposition with
monogamy. See also
excessive bleeding during menstruation with a menstrual cycle of reduced
duration. A combination of
menorrhagia and polymenorrhea.
frequent but regular episodes of uterine bleeding, usually at intervals
of 21 days or less. Can be caused by frequent ovulation caused by hyperactivity
of the pituitary gland, constitutional disorders such as
malnutrition, psychological disturbances,
and pelvic disorders such as chronic pelvic inflammation.
a growth that projects from the lining of
mucous membrane. as the intestine,
uterine wall or
abnormal condition where the
fertilized by more than one
spermatozoon. See also
designed to arouse lust.
the representation of the human body or human sexual behavior with the
goal of sexual arousal. Pornography may use any of a variety of media — written
and spoken texts, photos, sculptures, drawings, films including animations
and sounds. A distinction is sometimes made between soft core pornography
and hardcore pornography. Soft core pornography generally refers to
materials that feature nudity and sexually suggestive scenes, while hardcore
pornography contains close-ups of aroused genitalia and sexual activities
including penetration or external ejaculation.
The legal status of pornography varies widely. Most countries allow at least
some form of pornography and soft core pornography is usually tame enough to
be sold in general stores and (in some countries) to be shown on TV. Hardcore
pornography, on the other hand, is usually regulated. Child pornography is
illegal almost everywhere and most countries have restrictions on pornography
involving violence or animals.
the time period after birth.
the period of first 6-8 weeks after
- Pre-ejaculatory fluid
small amount of clear lubricating fluid which is discharged involuntarily from
the penis during sexual excitement, prior to
ejaculation. This fluid may contain viable
spermatozoa and lead to pregnancy or
if not protected.
Also called pre-ejaculate or pre-cum.
- Pregnancy tests
pregnancy tests measure a
hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
(hCG). hCG is produced by the stage of embryo development and by placental
tissue. This begins as soon as the developing embryo has attached itself to
the uterine wall. This same hormone is what is measured both by the Home Urine
Pregnancy Tests and the Laboratory Pregnancy Tests. Pregnancy testing kits
(when used according to the instructions) are usually accurate at least two
weeks after having unprotected intercourse because this is roughly how long
it will take for the hormone levels to show up on the test.
the condition of carrying a developing
fetus in the
uterus. It starts with the process of
fertilization, and ends in
the state of woman who carries a
fetus until it develops to the point
where is capable of living outside the
- Premature birth
a birth occurring earlier than 37 weeks as most pregnancies last about
40 weeks. Can be caused by infections of the
urinary tract, certain
sexually transmitted disease (STDs),
uterine or cervical abnormalities, inadequate nutrition during pregnancy or
chronic disease such as high blood pressure, kidney disease and diabetes.
- Premature labor
medical condition in which a birth occurring earlier than 37 weeks of
gestation. Infants born prematurely have
an increased risk of death in the first year of life. They are also at a greater
risk for developing serious health problems.
Also called premature birth.
- Premature ejaculation
ejaculation that occurs prior to the
preferred time of the man and / or his partner, usually before or soon after
penetration. Time is not the important factor but the satisfaction of two
partners with the length of coitus. Premature ejaculation is one of the most
common sexual problems, most men experience premature ejaculation at least
once in their lives. Often adolescents and young men experience premature
ejaculation during their first sexual encounters, but eventually learn to
control their emotions and their body.
- Premenstrual syndrome
a group of physical and emotional symptoms that some women experience
menstrual cycle before, through and after
menstruation. Physical symptoms include :
headache, swelling of ankles, feet, and hands, backache, abdominal cramps
or pain, abdominal fullness, gaseous, muscle spasms, breast tenderness,
weight gain, recurrent cold sores, acne flare-up, nausea, bloating, bowel
changes (constipation or diarrhea), decreased coordination, food cravings,
decreased tolerance to sensory input (noise, light). Emotional symptoms include:
anger, aggression, crying, memory problems, insomnia, nervousness, lack of
the time period preceding birth, during which the fetus develops in the
persistent, often painful
erection of penis that can last from
several hours to a few days despite the absence of both physical and
psychological sexual stimulation.
a female sex
hormone secreted by the
ovulation during the second half of the
menstrual cycle (luteal phase). It prepares t
he lining of the
uterus (endometrium) for
implantation of a fertilized
egg and allows for complete shedding
of the endometrium at the time of menstruation. In the event of pregnancy,
the progesterone level remains stable produced by the placenta during pregnancy
in order to maintain pregnancy, and to promote development of the
hormone having progesterone-like effects on the
uterus, used for hormonal
contraception, either in combination with an
estrogen or alone. Also used in
hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in menopausal women.
condition that occurs when an organ slips from its normal position.
hormone produced by the lining of the
uterus that is
involved in vasodilatation and muscle contraction. It stimulates the uterus
to contract. A high level of prostaglandins it is the cause of
a walnut-sized gland in the male reproductive system just below the bladder
which surrounds part of the
urethra and produces a milky fluid
that combines with
spermatozoa to form
an infectious or noninfectious inflammation of the prostate, characterized
by pain in the testicles, or rectal area, including problems with ejaculation,
a molecule made up of amino acids. Proteins are the "building blocks" of
the human body and are needed for the body to function properly.
onset of the puberty marked by the first signs of sexual maturation -
appearance of pubic hair in a child.
the period of life during which a child becomes a young adult. Puberty
is characterized by secretions of
hormones, development of
secondary sexual characteristics,
the full functionality of the reproductive organs and growth spurt. It is
a time of changes both physically and emotionally. Puberty is a stage of
- Pubic hair
hair over the pubic region - pubic bone, the frontal genital area and
in the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs, which
appears at the onset of sexual maturity as an effect of rising levels of
hormones during puberty.
- Pubic lice
a variety of small insects (lice) specialized to live in the human pubic
hair but can sometimes be found in axillary or armpit hair, facial hair, or
even eyelashes. Pubic lice are usually transmitted through direct physical
contact, especially of the genital areas but occasionally transmission can
occur through contact with an infested person's sheets, towels or clothes.
It is considered a
sexually transmitted infection even it
can be contracted in other ways.
Also called pediculosis.
- Pubococcygeus muscle
the muscle that encircles the vagina and the base of the penis and the
anus. This muscle can be strengthened by exercises to aid in childbirth and
bladder control and to increase sexual pleasure.
viscous, opaque, yellowish-white or green, foul-smelling fluid formed in
infected tissue, containing white blood cells, dead cells, liquefied tissue
elements, and microorganisms. An accumulation of pus in an enclosed tissue
space is called an
slang for the female genitalia.
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