The Essentials of Understanding What Sex Is
Sex — just the word alone can be controversial. Parents want to know what to tell their children about sex. In turn, kids want to know all about sex: what is it, why people do it, how should it fit into a healthy lifestyle, and how old you should be to start having sex. These are big questions, and the articles below should help you formulate a basis for answering them, whether for yourself or for a child in your life.
When children ask why people have sex, they often hear about love and expanding on that love by starting a family. Those reasons for sex are pretty accurate, although they leave out some of the finer points [more…]
What is sex, exactly? In other words, what "counts" as having sex? And when do you stop being a virgin? Sexual relations cover activities beyond intercourse: They also include outercourse, oral sex, and [more…]
Heterosexual intercourse occurs whenever a man puts his penis into a woman’s vagina. That’s the minimal definition. But sex is about more than that simple act. As such, you may be curious, or you may want [more…]
The sexual response cycle is, essentially, a clinical version of how a human body responds during sex. By examining thousands of examples, scientists are able to carefully describe the events that happen [more…]
What's the right age to start having sex? When to start having intercourse (or any other type of sex) is a very difficult and serious decision to make. Some people believe you must wait until you're married [more…]
Often, safe sex messages are geared toward younger people — but sexually active people of all ages should be aware. Safe sex is about taking precautions: Sexual intercourse with someone of the opposite [more…]