Sexual Dictionary - letter T
- T cell
lymphocyte that are produced in the bone
marrow and mature in the thymus, that activate the rest of the immune system a
nd directly attack virus-infected cells, foreign cells, and cancer cells.
T cells also produce a number of substances that regulate the immune response.
The abbreviation T stands for thymus, the
organ in which their final stage of development occurs. In the course of
infection T cells are damaged thus the body immune system is weakned and
cannot longer defens against
opportunistic infections. T cells are
also called T lymphocyte.
an especially designed plug of absorbent material(cotton, rayon, or a
blend of the two) for inserting into
vagina to absorb the flow of blood during
menstruation or to absorb secretions.
The tampon has a cylindrical shape and comes in various sizes, which are
related to their absorbency ratings. They have a string for ease of removal,
and may be packaged inside an applicator to aid insertion. Tampon applicators
may be made of plastic or cardboard, and are similar in design to a syringe.
The tampon rests inside a hollow tube, which has a narrower tube nested inside
one end of it. The open end of the applicator is placed and held in the vagina,
then the woman presses the narrower tube in with her fingers. The narrow tube
slides into the wider tube, pushing the tampon through and into the vagina.
Tampons sold without applicators are simply unwrapped and pushed into the
vagina with the fingers.
- A tampon must be replaced at least every six hours even there no blood
absorbsion. If left in place more than six hours may lead to the risk of
toxic shock syndrome. The link between TSS and tampon use is unclear. Research
suggests that for cases which occur in women using tampons, tampon absorbency
is a factor because their prolonged intra-vaginal use enhances the bacterial
growth. For this reason it is important that always use a tampon with
the lowest absorbancy suitable for the period flow, use a sanitary towel or
panty liner from time to time during period or during night, and change tampons
- Vaginal dryness and ulcerations may occur when women use tampons more absorbent
than needed for the amount of their menstrual flow. Ulcerations may also occure
in women using tampons between menstrual periods to try to control excessive
vaginal discharge or abnormal bleeding. Women may avoid problems by choosing
a tampon with the minimum absorbency needed to control menstrual flow and
using tampons only during active menstruation.
- When using tampons, it is also important to remember to wash hands before
and after inserting a tampon, never insert more than one tampon at a time,
remove the tampon at list once in six hours.
the male sex gland. There are a pair of testes behind the
penis in a pouch of skin called the scrotum.
The testes make and store
spermatozoa, and make the male
hormone testosterone. Known medically
as testes (singular testis).
hormone (androgen) made primarily in
the testicles. It is responsible for the development of the
male reproductive organs, the development
and the release of
spermatozoa, male physical characteristics,
stimulates blood flow, stimulates sexual activity, growth in certain tissues
secondary sexual characteristics. Small
amounts of testosterone are also produced in women by the
ovaries and the
- Thymus gland
a gland that found in the upper chest behind the sternum (breastbone)
in which T cells grow and multiply after they leave the bone marrow. The gland
grows throughout childhood until puberty and then gradually decreases in size.
- Thyroid gland
a gland situated in front and on either side of the trachea (windpipe)
and is part of the
endocrine system. Secretes various
hormones (most important is thyroxine)
which are released into the bloodstream and helps regulate body normal growth
the lack of clothing covering the breasts. It is used especially in
reference to females. It is a form of
nudity which can be taken (or not) as
indecent exposure, according with the
local custom and law, the conventions of a particular culture and situation.
- Toxic shock syndrome
toxic shock syndrome (TSS) it is an acute infection caused by a bacteria -
Staphylococcus aureus. Another type
of toxic shock syndrome it is streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS)
that it is caused by an acute infection with a
Streptococcus pyogenes, most often
a skin infection or an infected wound. Both toxic shock syndromes are characterized
by high fever, a sunburnlike rash, weak and rapid pulse, vomiting, and diarrhea,
fatigue and weakness, thirst, pale, cool, moist skin, and rapid breathing
followed in severe cases by shock, that is caused by the toxins that are
released into the body by the bacteria.
oppotunistic infection due to the
microscopic parasite named Toxoplasma gondii. The parasite is carried
by cats, birds, and other animals, and is found in soil contaminated by cat f
eces and raw meat. The parasite can infect the lungs, retina of the eye, heart,
pancreas, liver, colon, and testes. Once it invades the body, it remains there,
but the immune system in a healthy person usually prevents the parasite from
causing disease. If the immune system becomes severely damaged, as in HIV-infected
persons, the parasite can begin to multiply and cause fatigue, headache, swollen
lymph glands, and muscle aches and pains. It may cause stillbirth or miscarriage,
blindness, retardation, and neural tube defects in the fetus if a woman contracts
it for the first time during pregnancy. Exposure prior to pregnancy creates
immunity but most women are routinely screened for toxoplasmosis in early
pregnancy to determine immunity. People can get infected by eating raw meat
or by contact with cat faeces. To reduce the risk of infection, people should
avoid touching a cat's litter tray, always wash hands after handling meat or
gardening, not eat undercooked meat.
a person who believes that psychologically does not match the sex that
was assigned to he or she at birth and wants to be considered by society as
a member of the opposite sex. A transsexual may seek medical help to
surgically change the genitals and other
aspects of appearance to match the deeply felt internal gender identity.
the behavior of a person whose sexual identification is entirely with
the opposite sex. Transsexuality it is not synonym with
homosexuality because the gay man's
sexual identification is with a man and a lesbian's sexual identification
is with a woman.
sexual behavior where two women simulates
heterosexual intercourse and rub their external genitalia against one another
for clitoral stimulation.
sexually transmitted disese of the vagina.
It is caused by the parasite named Trichomonas vaginilis. In women,
tricomoniasis can cause urinary tract infection and a painful, malodorous
vaginitis marked by a thin, foamy, irritating discharge. Can cause
premature birth in pregnant women. In men, it can infect
the urethra and bladder. Most men have no noticeable symptoms, an important
factor in its easy transmissibility. Because trichomoniasis wide spread and
because it often doesn't produce symptoms, it is very important to take
precautions by practicing
sexual activity involving three people.
- Tubal ligation
a surgical procedure for female
sterilization in which the
are cut and tied off preventing
eggfrom meeting and preventing the
fertilization. It is a permanent form
abnormal mass of tissue that results from excessive cell division. May be
malignant. Tumors perform no useful body
Also called neoplasm.
The only 100 % risk free sex is the one you don't have.
Sex is a matter of quality, not quantity.