So let’s talk about sex…
One of the students in the Center a few weeks ago asked, “What is sex?” I am
sure many of you are thinking the easy or simple answer is penetrative
sex where a penis goes into a vagina. The definition of sex is
fortunately not that simple. That definition does not apply or
include many people including lesbians, gay men and some intersex and
transgender people. Sex may or may not include a vagina or vulva.
Sex may or may not include a penis. Sex can be about penetration. It
can involve sticking a penis or fingers or toys into a vagina or
rectum or mouth. Sex can end with an orgasm or multiple orgasms or no
orgasms or when one or more partners decide that they are done. Sex
does not even need to involve genitals or even nudity. Sex can be all
about a mental, emotional and spiritual connection. Sex can be an
expression and experience of intimacy and energetic exchange. What is
Ask me about sex… Beverly, MSW student at USM
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