Sexual Dictionary - letter S
sexual pleasure or gratification in the infliction of pain, suffering
or humiliation and degradation on a sexual partner.
- Safe sex
sexual behavior in a relationship where neither party is infected with
a sexually transmitted disease or
urinary tract infection. This is done
by minimizing the exchange of
bodily fluids, usually by using
dental dams for intercourse and oral
sex, by having sex with only one known partner, by limiting sexual activity
to less risky sexual practices or by
surgical procedure to remove one or both
inflammation of the
fallopian tube. Salpingitis is caused
by a bacterial infection that spreads into the fallopian tube(s) from the
uterus. The infection is often sexually
transmitted such as
chlamydia. The symptoms of salpingitis
include pain in the lower abdomen, especially when move or walking, during
a vaginal sex, during vaginal exam, during periods, abnormal color and smell
in vaginal discharge, spotting between periods, fever, need to urinate frequently.
Salpingitis is one of the most common causes of female
infertility. If not promptly treated,
the infection may permanently damage the fallopian tube so that the
eggs released each
menstrual cycle can't meet up with sperm.
abnormally intense, excessive sexual desire in men.
a contagious skin disease caused by a parasitic mite called Sarcoptes scabiei
and characterized by intense itching. Transmission can occur while sleeping
with, or having sexual intercourse with an infected person, thru body contact
or by bed sheets or lingerie.
the pouch of skin behind the penis that holds the
Also called scrotal pouch.
- Sebaceous glands
glands in the skin that open into hair follicles and secrete an oily
substance called sebum to the surface of the skin. Sebum acts to protect
and waterproof hair and skin.
- Secondary sexual characteristics
physical features developed at puberty that distinguish between the
sexes but are not involved in reproduction. Secondary sexual characteristics
are the ones that develop at
puberty. It is not the anatomy someone
was born with.
- In males, this refers to the maturing of the
testicles and associated things to be
able to produce sperm, the development of facial, body and
deepening of the voice and a change in musculature and body shape.
- In females, this refers to the maturing of the
menarche and the subsequent
menstrual cycle, development of
breasts together with
mammary glands, growth of body and
pubic hair and development of the feminine
a whitish, thick fluid made of seminal fluids and spermatozoa which comes
out of the
- Seminal fluid
fluid, part of semen without the spermatozoa. It contains fluid from the
seminal vesicles, the
prostate and the
in addition to sperm.
- Seminal vesicles
a pair of glands on the posterior surface of the urinary bladder of males.
They secrete about two-thirds of the seminal fluid. Seminal vesicle secretions
contain proteins, enzymes, fructose, and nourish and promote the movement of
spermatozoa through the
urethra, and protects the sperm after it has left the
- Septate uterus
anatomical condition of the
uterus in which the uterus it is divided
into two cavities by a wall of tissue called septum. The septum may
be very minor and paper thin, causing no problem to a
pregnancy, or may be very thick and
unmovable, increasing the chance for
premature labor. See also
the development of
antibodies in the blood serum of a person as a result
of an infection, following the contact between the
immune system of the body
and the pathogenic agent. Thru seroconversion the person's antibody status
changes from negative to positive. Seroconversion does not occurs immediately
after the contact between immune system and the pathogenic agent but after
a certain period of time necessarily for the immune system to produce the
specific antibodies, period of time that can vary from a pathogenic agent
to another. It reefers to any kind of infection.
showing the presence of the
antibody and/or the
antigen in blood serum. It reefers to
any kind of infection. In
HIV infection the ... is HIV - positive.
- Sex flash
the reddening of the skin during sexual activity due to the vasocongestion
(increased blood flow).
- Sex hormone
hormones produced by the
adrenal glands that play a major role
in reproduction and sexual identity. They include :
- Sex reassignment surgery (SRS)
modification of sex characteristics by surgery. The surgical procedures
by which a person's physical appearance and function of their existing sexual
characteristics are changed to that of the other sex. It is part of a treatment
for gender identity disorder in
transsexual people. Sex reassignment
surgery from male to female includes surgeries which will shape a male body
into a body with the appearance of and, as far as possible, the functioning
of a female body - the testicles are removed and the penis is usually inverted
to form a vagina, enhancement of breasts, re-shaping of facial features, or
surgery to lift the voice. Sexual reassignment surgery from female to male
includes surgical procedures which will reshape a female body into a body
with a male appearance - the removal of female breasts and the shaping of
a male contoured chest, the removal of the uterus and sometimes other genital
- Sex toy
any object or device that is primarily used in facilitating human sexual
- Sexual attraction
type of attraction in which a person is drawn to another in order to have
a sexual relationship. Much of human sexual attractiveness is governed by
physical attractiveness. This involves the senses, in the beginning especially :
visual perception - how the other looks, audition - how the other sounds,
especially the voice, olfaction - how the other smells, naturally or artificially.
But also a person can attract or reject by its personality and behavior.
Accordingly to its patterns these may or may not make a person to feel sexual
attraction for another person.
- Sexual behavior
a form of physical intimacy that may be directed to reproduction (one
possible goal of sexual intercourse) and/or to the enjoyment of activity
involving sexual gratification. Sexual behavior has a wide range of expression
starting and may include :
- All sexual behaviors that involve the direct contact between skins or the
semen with the
vaginal fluids with the
penis or any other exchange of
bodily fluids may result in
sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
All sexual behaviors that involve the contact of semen with the vagina or
vulva may result in
- Sexual orientation
the focus of a person's physical and emotional desires,
fantasies, and feelings. A person's sexual orientation is classified as being :
- heterosexual, if the focus is primarily a person of the opposite sex
- homosexual, if the focus is primarily a person of the same sex
- bisexual, if it may be a person of either sex
- asexual, if there is no sexual attraction to anyone
- Sexual orientation can be evaluated as "normal" or "abnormal" primarily according
to the norms of the society and not according to the orientation itself.
A person's sexual behavior may or may not reflect its sexual orientation.
Also called sexual preference or sexual inclination.
- Sexual penetration
penetration of an orifice as part of a sexual act.
- Sexual perversion
an aberrant sexual practice that is preferred to normal intercourse.
- Sexual pleasure
pleasure derived from sexual activities.
- Sexual response cycle
the set of physiological and emotional changes that lead to and follow
orgasm. There are various models of the
phases of the sex response cycle. Usually, these models include three, four,
or five distinct phases. The four phases model includes :
- excitement - can last for just a few minutes or extend for several hours.
Characteristics of this phase include : an increasing level of muscle tension,
a quickened heart rate, flushed skin, the onset of vasocongestion. Additional
changes in women include hardened or erect nipples and the enlarge of breasts,
swelling of the clitoris and labia minora, the vaginal walls begin to produce
a lubricating liquid, the uterus elevates and grows in size, vagina swells and
the muscle that surrounds the vaginal opening, called the pubococygeal muscle,
grows tighter. In men the urinary bladder closes to block the possibility of
urine mixing with the semen.Additional changes in men include elevation and
swelling of the testicles and erection of the penis, tightening of the scrotal
sac, and secretion of a lubricating liquid by the Cowper's glands
- plateau - characterized primarily by the intensification of all of the
changes begun during the excitement phase. During plateau phase, the woman's
clitoris may become so sensitive that it is painful to the touch. The plateau
phase extends to the brink of orgasm, which initiates the reversal of all
of the changes begun during the excitement phase.
- orgasm - the peak of sexual excitement. Characteristics of this phase
include : involuntary body muscle contractions, heightened blood pressure
and heart rate, rapid intake of oxygen, sphincter muscle contraction, and
sudden forceful release of sexual tension. For men, orgasm generally ends
in the ejaculation of semen. For women, orgasm also consists of rhythmic
muscle contractions of the uterus
- resolution - the body returns to normal levels of heart rate, blood
pressure, breathing, and muscle contraction. Swelled and erect body parts
return to normal and skin flushing disappears. The resolution phase is marked
by a general sense of well being and enhanced intimacy and possibly by fatigue
as well. Males, especially as they age, experience a refractory period of
varying duration after orgasm. Many women are capable of a rapid return to
the orgasmic phase with minimal stimulation and may experience continued
orgasms for up to an hour
- Sexual stimulation
any stimulus that leads to arousal or orgasm.
- Sexually Transmitted Disease
any of various diseases that are usually contracted through sexual
intercourse or other intimate sexual contact. Most of the sexually transmitted
diseases are localized on sexual organs area.
Commonly sexually transmitted disease are :
- Less commonly sexually transmitted diseases are :
- Same sexually transmitted diseases can lead to
infertility. Some sexually transmitted
diseases are incurable.
Sexually transmitted diseases are also called
sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or venereal diseases.
main part of a penis.
the flexible tissue forming the external natural protective covering of
the body, serving vital protective and metabolic functions of the body.
It contains two main layers of cells :
- epidermis - a thin outer layer where young cells continuously multiply,
the older cells gradually shedding as calluses or collections of dead skin.
Contains in its deeper strata melanin, the pigment that gives color
to the skin
- dermis - a thicker inner layer contains connective tissue in which are
embedded blood vessels, lymph channels, nerve endings, sweat glands, sebaceous
glands, fat cells, hair follicles, and muscles
- The skin provides a barrier against invasion by outside organisms and protects
underlying tissues and organs from abrasion and other injury, its pigments
shield the body from the dangerous ultraviolet rays in sunlight, waterproofs
the body, preventing excessive loss or gain of bodily moisture, its numerous
sweat glands excrete waste products along with salt-laden moisture, the evaporation
cooling of the body, its fat cells act as insulation against cold and produce
the D vitamin. Skin has self-healing properties - injuries of the dermis or
deeper wounds, penetrating to the underlying tissue, heal by scar formation.
Skin can be donated and transplanted.
sample, as of blood or bacterial cells, spread on a slide for microscopic examination
or on the surface of a culture medium. Used for diagnosis in
condyloma or the health of
a substance consisting of a combination of shed epithelial cells, skin
oils and moisture forming a cheesy secretion that can accumulate under the
foreskin of uncircumcised males and within
vulvar area especially around the clitoris.
Smegma helps clean and lubricate the genitals. It should not be allowed to
accumulate because of the unpleasant smelling and because accumulation of
smegma can cause or aggravate
balanitis. Smegma can be removed by wiping
or washing the genital area.
term of religious origin referring to oral or anal sexual intercourse
between persons or sexual intercourse between a person and an animal.
(pl. spermatozoa) the mature, mobile reproductive cell of male,
produced by the
testicles. It is carried by semen, and
is capable of
egg cell. Spermatozoa are released inside
the woman's vagina thru
ejaculation. Spermatozoa can live inside
woman's genital tract up to 5 days.
- Spermatic cord
a cordlike structure, consisting of the
vas deferens and its accompanying arteries,
veins, nerves, and lymphatic vessels, that passes from the abdominal cavity
through the inguinal canal down into the scrotum to the back of the
development of spermatozoa.
destructive to spermatozoa.
a chemical agent that kills spermatozoa or destroy their mobility.
Spermicides are used as a form of
birth control, either alone or paired
with another method such as a
diaphragm. Can be creams, jellies,
foams or spray.
light bleeding that occurs at a time during the month other than the
a type of bacteria that may cause various types of infections of the skin
or in any organ of the body.
acronym from Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
the state of a man or a woman unable to have a baby. One of the major
causes of sterility is sexually transmitted diseases.
a surgical method, such as
tubal ligation for women and
vasectomy for men, that renders an
individual unable to procreate. It is a permanent
birth control method.
a type of bacteria that may cause various types of infections.
a performance (usually a dance) in which the performer gradually removes
his or her clothing for the purposes of sexually arousing the audience.
Usually performed in nightclubs. The performer is called stripper.
the branch of medicine concerned with treating diseases or injuries by
operative manual and instrumental treatment. The specialist is called
the practice of exchanging of partners by two couples for sexual activities.
- open swinging – partners swap and have sexual intercourse in the same
room, or bed
- closed swinging – partners swap, but have sexual intercourse in separate
- soft swing - two couples agree to watch each other during sexual activities
any sensation, physical condition, or perceptible change in bodily function
that is experienced by a person and is associated with a particular disease,
illness or disorder.
Anything that accompanies a situation and is regarded as an indication of situation's existence.
a group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease,
a psychological disorder, or another abnormal condition.
sexually transmitted disease caused by
Treponema pallidum bacteria. Syphilis has three stages in its development :
- primary stage - characterized by the appearance of a single or multiple sore
(called chancre) which is usually firm, round, small, and painless
and appears at the spot where syphilis entered the body (
penis, around or in the
anus or in the mouth). The chancre lasts
3 to 6 weeks, and it heals without treatment but the infection will progresses
if adequate treatment is not administered
- secondary stage - characterized by skin rash and mucous membrane lesions
on one or more areas of the body appearing as the chancre is healing or several
weeks after the chancre has healed. Also might appear fever, swollen lymph
glands, sore throat, patchy hair loss, headaches, weight loss, muscle aches,
and fatigue. The symptoms may resolve without treatment, but the infection
- third (or late) stage - begins when secondary symptoms disappear.
Symptoms of the third stage may include difficulty coordinating muscle movements,
paralysis, numbness, gradual blindness, and dementia as the infection attacks
the brain, nerves, eyes, heart, liver, bones, and joints
- Because syphilis wide spread it is very important to take precautions by practicing
The only 100 % risk free sex is the one you don't have.
Sex is a matter of quality, not quantity.