I-A-B Poll o` the Day: Is Oral Sex Sex?

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in

In response to the Slate article posted earlier, is it? [SFW, but open only to readers 18 and older.]
There are 117 comments:
Male 107
its more of a treat for a guy i.e. (when a gf or significant other forgets the guys Christmas present)"HOW DID YOU KNOW!?!?!?! OMG THIS IS WHAT I WAS ASKING FOR ALL YEAR!!!ITS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!!"
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Male 426
i dont believe it is...and i agree with basically all AKappy said...
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Female 2,258
Groogle:
According to the law of evolution, if we keep on doing oral sex to each others we`re going to give birth to baby from the mouth in a distant future.
I wonder how painful it would be to cough-up a mouth baby?
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Easily the funniest thing I have read today. Possibly this week.
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Female 2,258
Akappy:
Sexual intercourse and coitus are synonymous. Both require the insertion of the penis into the vagina. Oral sex is a sexual activity, but not sexual intercourse. You wouldn`t say someone lost their virginity after acts of oral sex.
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I wholeheartedly agree.
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Male 504
I think it definitely is sex. Aren`t we all sick of girls who`ve blown half the guys they know but still call themselves virgins? I know I am!

damn straight

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Male 14,331
I`m reminded of a scene in the movie clerks now.
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Male 14,331
^^ lol exactly. Oh ya I`m a virgin.. Ummm why do you have all those sores then.
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Female 137
I think it definitely is sex. Aren`t we all sick of girls who`ve blown half the guys they know but still call themselves virgins? I know I am!

And if someone forced their penis into your mouth, I`m pretty sure you would think of that as rape.

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Male 504
Oh, and Hell or Purgatory is in all of your futures. Have a good time!
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Male 504
Using the arguments of some here, gays and lesbians never have sex.
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Male 504
I think if the word "sex" is involved it is sex.

for instance: vaginal sex, oral sex, butt sex, tantric sex... they are all forms of sex

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Female 13
Although it is a sexual act, it is not sex!
Sex is intercouse.

duh

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Female 744
It can be the main course for the person, or the appetizer, depending on the person. my friend calls them "sexual flavors". XD
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Male 1,766
lets put it this way if you pay a women for example for oral and you get caught this is prostitution which is paying for sex so on the other hand people open "kissing booths" which they get payed for although this is along the lines of foreplay it is not sex
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Male 2,958
THANK YOU, MAN

I was waiting for someone to do that from the minute I posted it.

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Male 179
Lewlz @ "no" having 666 votes.
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Male 513

For B-Hazard, because no one else said it....

"in a row!?"

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Male 211
Sexual - Of or relating to sexuality
Intercourse - Interaction between two or more people.

Oral sex, unless you are doing it to yourself is sexual intercourse, by definition.

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Female 15
Oral sex is an act of sex. INTERCOURSE or COITUS is the actual act of penetration. Oral sex still has many attributes that actual penetration does such as obtaining an orgasm, pleasure. Also you are still at risk for many STD`s. Although it is not the ultimate "giving of your virginity" it is still something that should not be taken lightly or in a nonchlant manner (I am a Medical Assistant you don`t want to know what I`ve seen!!!)
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Female 55
Rofl, good one Staberind XD Well, I think it`s a form of sex.. and yeah, people should be careful about where that penis has been before :p
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Female 731
well, depending on the emotions and feelings aroused by either person, [if we are just talking about couples,] kissing can be classified as sexual, now, if we move on to something like anal fisting? no penis, no vagina, is that sex? no? so you can do it in a library?
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Female 4,447
It`s all so wonderfully subjective.
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Female 4,197
I have to lean towards yes... If I gave 50 blow jobs to 50 different guys in a week I would be thought of as a slut, and sluts are associated with sex. They screw around with lots of guys.

I do find the virgins and teeny boppers to downplay it and say "I had/gave a blow job and I`m still a virgin!" to downplay (mostly to themselves) the fact that had a sexual act. I don`t care who does it (apart from my own kids) or how many people they do it too, but it is still a sexual act, and a form of sex in my eyes

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Male 271
I`m starting to think many people are incorrectly voting due to the fact that another question is overlapping the submit button.
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Male 269
I put yes, definitely. It`s overrated, just like the intercourse type. It`s (the oral kind) in EVERY movie for ages 16+. Heck, it`s OVERKILL!!! Man I need to get laid!
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Male 9,305
I would believe oral sex is sex. I mean, it has sex in the title. XD

No but seriously, it`s a wonderful thing. Who cares what it`s called.

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Male 731
I just love to give it! never thought much further beyond that..
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Male 2,172
According to the law of evolution, if we keep on doing oral sex to each others we`re going to give birth to baby from the mouth in a distant future.

I wonder how painful it would be to cough-up a mouth baby?

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Female 1,589
It is for lesbians.
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Male 445
Found on Dictionary.com:

"sex

noun
1. activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat" [syn: sexual activity]
2. either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided; "the war between the sexes"
3. all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses; "he wanted a better sex life"; "the film contained no sex or violence"
4. the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn`t want to know the sex of the foetus"

verb
1. stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience" [syn: arouse]
2. tell the sex (of young chickens) "

Looks like sex to me.

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Female 15,763
However... to add to what I said, deciding whether you`re a virgin is a personal choice. If you feel like a virgin even if you`ve had oral sex, then you are one.

That`s how one can be a born again virgin.

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Female 15,763
Risk of pregnancy doesn`t make it sex.
If the national health board that decides what to require in health classes decides, using recent statistics and the knowledge I know I trust, that it`s sex, it is.
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Male 68
Best term ever:

Coitus Interruptus or "Pulling Out."

Thank you, AP Euro!

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Male 328
hmm. i still consider myself a virgin. so i said no. wink (14yrs)
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Female 531
most think of coital penetration as sex, but again its a social thing. I think it should be taught as a type of sex merely to reiterate the fact that you can get STD`s from oral
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Male 1,114
"open only to readers 18 and older"

Why is this? Just because I`m 14, it doesn`t mean I haven`t had oral...

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Male 773
why is it open only to over 18s? age of consent is 16...........and oral sex isnt even sex
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Male 250
No, I still consider myself a virgin even though my weeners been in someones mouth.
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Male 1,109
i dont think it counts
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Female 1,890
hmm well its more sex for the dude than the girl...depends on wich oral you do xD
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Male 2,605
Yes, oral sex is sex. Friggin` idiots.
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Female 738
Oral sex is a sexual act, and for those people saying it`s not... well, I think most of you are trying to downplay any significance it has.

And for any girls going down on random guys- you had better know where that thing`s been before you stick your mouth on it. I mean, you probably don`t eat food off the floor but you`ll wrap your mouth around some strangers dick? That`s disgusting.

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Female 1,441
Yeah its a form of sex so that counts it as sex.
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Female 1,211
Oral sex is when 2 ppl yell "F*CK YOU!!" at each other. :P
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Female 694
...I agree with Akappy.... Yup. Also, I find it funny how it said 18+ but there are a lot of 13-17 age ranges... unless they just forgot to change it.
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Male 302
I read through all the comments... I didn`t see anyone say anything considering manual sex other than people using it as excuses why oral sex isn`t sex.
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Male 7,933
And the reason I go with maybe, I have to quote the great Notorious B.I.G. "Sex all night, mad head in the morn"
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Male 7,933
wow, thats the first time i have seen akappy in an argument.

Anyways, I put yes, but I really want to go with Maybe. Someone said that if someone said I had sex last night, you assume its vaginal. Thats true. But is anal sex now not sex?

yeah, I change my yes to a maybe.

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Male 302
I`m going to say oral sex is sex... because it`s called oral sex. It`s a type of sex... the oral type. Just like how anal sex is the anal type of sex... and manual sex is the manual type of sex (using the definition of manual meaning "Of or pertaining to the hand or hands").
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Male 504
OK, the sex party is over!
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Male 14,331
Oh well Im not religous but isn`t she a saint? I`m sure the church will send you to hell for that somehow.
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Male 2,616
I`m going to go ahead and switch over to the Lark side.
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Female 43
I don`t think it`s sex. I believe the there has to be contact with the genitalia from both parties, and since it`s only one person`s private being used, I say it`s not a real form of sex.

Erotic in many ways, but not sex.

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Female 657
Yeah, see? Who`s for the "I don`t care" position?
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Female 657
Uh. Ok. But that means I can call you an annoying little twat. And the world wins because we can both call each other mean names? wtf?
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Male 2,616
Oh, Lark. That would (by definition, of course) make that person delusional! It`s okay though, because they won`t be delusional as long as they SAY they`re not delusional. Wait, OH GOD!
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Male 101
Sorry for the typo ThursdayLark, I was to busy getting a blow job to check my grammar.
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Male 14,331
If you wank on mother teresa??? she dead so ya ur going to hell you sick necrophile :p
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Female 657
Definitions ARE subjective. If you call a dog a cat, who can tell you it`s not? Even after people show you scientific evidence, you can still call it a cat and to you, it`ll still be a cat. Anything is whatever you want it to be if you believe it. It`s all subjective to you.

And AKappy, it`s all good. You`re just being a little feisty today. Hah.

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Male 2,616
Yeah, I had better stop discussing sex with 14 year olds before the FBI knocks on my door.
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Male 2,616
Well... definitions aren`t really subjective. If I call a dog a cat, is it true?

AHHH! HELP ME! I CAN`T STOP ARGUING!

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Male 5,970
WAT DO YOU MEAN MURRY!
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Female 657
Who doesn`t care? Anyone here for the `Don`t care` list?

Maybe it`s just me.

Whatever you call sex is sex. Whatever you call good is good. It`s all subjective.

I, for one, don`t give a poo. :D

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Male 5,970
well have fun with that Akappy
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Male 239
Oral sex is sex - not because the oxford engish dictionary says so in its definition, but because it feels so good.
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Male 101
Don`t care if its sex or not. As long as my wife is wearing a pearl necklace after she is done w/ me, you can whatever you want.
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Male 2,616
You`ve been watching too much Road Trip.

Anyway, I`m over this discussion... I`m going to go see if anyone will have oral sex with me (aka not sexual intercourse).

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Male 10,440
Fools! Its not sex. You can`t get pregnant, so its not sex.
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Male 5,970
wait wat murry?
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Female 44
@ murrymalty

That qualifies as a neat trick!...

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Male 5,970
what an odd forum here, and honestly AKappy, Nothing, i just was trying to sound like a good little boy :D
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Male 2,616
Murry, masturbation isn`t limited to your hand. If you`re giving yourself an orgasm, it`s masturbation- regardless of the method.
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Female 128
this poll is sexy.
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Male 112
I thought that was only 3rd base
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Male 112
Iceblack- is it sex if my girl jerks me off then?
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Female 44
I have to say that I would class oral as sex.

Anything that another person is doing to get you off is sex.

Masturbation would be different cause that`s just yourself but oral has that interaction with someone else which I reckon qualifies it as sex.

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Male 2,616
What`s wrong with experiencing pleasure outside of having sex? You need to talk with some Hedonists.
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Female 168
damn it that poll is drated up, made me click the last option when i wanted the first :((
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Male 5,970
i believe its not, but is no reason to be practiced as a way to get plesure without actually having sex
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Male 2,616
I`m just saying that "inter" doesn`t mean "internal." It means "between two or more," as in international. It`s not backward, that other guy was just wrong.
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Male 2,616
WHY ARE THEY BACKWARD?
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Male 4,393
.............
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Male 14,331
Legacy15 pretty much summed up the one man show theroy... cool so people really can go f*ck themselves with practice and flexability.
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Male 2,616
Inter does not = internal. If that were true, international affairs would be internal affairs, but they`re just the opposite. Maybe you`re thinking of sexual intracourse (which I`m almost positive I just made up).
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Male 2,616
If a friend walked up to you and said "I had sex last night!" would you not automatically assume it to mean vaginal sex? Come on. If oral sex were sex, it wouldn`t need the adjective "oral."

It should be noted that I am using "sex" and "sexual intercourse" interchangeably. Oral sex is obviously a sexual activity, just not intercourse (as I said earlier).

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Female 2,220
@iceblack
not particularly...
If you were as funny as him though, THAT`D be a good thing.
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Male 3,296
akappy ftw
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Male 551
"`ice black` looks like vikinguy (who has vanished...)"

lol... Is that something good? xD

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Male 551
Again...
The definition of "sex" that almost
everybody is using is actually the
definition of "Fornication"

Wich is the penis going into the vagina,
SEX is anything related to get to the
orgasm...

Kissing or dating doesn`t give you an
orgasm, Oral and Anal Sex does
Also, it is important to say that
"Sex" requires 2 people, that`s why
masturbating isn`t sex

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Male 2,616
Nah, lesbians have all manner of exciting pseudopenis to lose their virginity with.
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Male 14,331
Certantly can get a STD though....
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Male 69
Its a sexual act, not sex. I`ve never heard of a girl getting pregnant after giving a good BJ!
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Male 14,331
Masturbation is a single person way to orgasim, Sex is two people making an orgasim if this wasn`t sex there would be alot of lesbian virgins.
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Male 22
To sum up what Lewis Black had to say on the matter:
Yes.
Unless I missed a day in school in which the principle told us otherwise, the answer is YES.

I know that I call it Oral SEX for a reason.
Does it mean that having it means you`re no longer a virgin? No
But I still strongly believe that Oral Sex is included in the catagory of Sex

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Male 1,039
That`s dumb brainbits. Even making out with someone else would be cheating. Heck just dating someone else would be cheating if you`re married...your idea doesn`t even make sense.
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Male 106
its a sexual act sure, but its foreplay. its like soup for a starter, something to wet your appetite(no pun intended)
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Male 2,958
thanks for the link, fancy.
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Female 338
Why don`t we all agree with AKappy?

I do.

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Male 2,958
that dirty slut rosey palms
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Female 2,672
^@stashine
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Male 2,616
McGovern, masturbating makes you orgasm- is that sex? If so, I`ve had sex like 14 times today.
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Female 706
Ah Akappy, but does oral not include intercourse with the mouth?
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Female 2,220
Agree with, AKappy... as usual.
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Male 14,331
Well the name has sex in it and it usually makes you have an orgasm so yes it`s sex.
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Male 445
This this way: If your wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend had oral sex with someone that wasn`t you, would you still accuse them of cheating on you, or would that be ok because it isn`t sex?
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Male 21,016
Once again, I also agree with AKappy.
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Male 1,039
AKappy is correct
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Male 21,016
For B-Hazard:

37?

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Male 319
na it sn`t at all.
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Male 2,616
Sexual intercourse and coitus are synonymous. Both require the insertion of the penis into the vagina. Oral sex is a sexual activity, but not sexual intercourse. You wouldn`t say someone lost their virginity after acts of oral sex.
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Male 551
Of course it is...
The definition of Sex has
changed alot since, idk,
last year?

I mean, c`mon. Every single
year there`s another "new"
thing that scares the crap
out of adults (Specially
Christian Moralist)

And YES!!! It is sex, and
it`s a part of sex that i
enjoy.

If somebody says that
it is not, it`s because:
1.- He/She is a virgin, or
2.- They`ve never had sex,
they had "fornication"
(I don`t know if i made my
point clear)

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Male 2,958
My girlfriend sucked 37 dicks
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Male 105
sex IS penetration.
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Male 237
I said maybe. But I mean it is sex, as in sexual intercourse/penentration. just not the sort of socially defined sex as in a good ol` bit o` tunnel train.
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Male 791
Haha... Its only rape, if you agree. and i said no.
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Male 1,053
No it is not, im 14, does that mean ive had sex... NO.
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Male 21,016
Link: I-A-B Poll o` the Day: Is Oral Sex Sex? [Rate Link] - In response to the Slate article posted earlier, is it? [SFW, but open only to readers 18 and older.]
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