Fellatio is the technical word for when oral sex is performed on a male.
Females can ejaculate too, but you might have heard of the other term, squirting. When a woman is sexually excited, they can ejaculate fluid from their urethra. Some people do it, some don’t, some occasionally do – they are all ok. Squirting is not the same thing as an orgasm, and it’s possible for females to ejaculate without orgasming.
A person is fertile if their reproductive organs are all functioning – this means that a person can make a baby.
Fetishes are things or activities that arouse a person’s sexual desires.
There are lots of different things that turn, or arouse a person. They can sometimes be unusual and that is ok too, as long as you are comfortable with it and safe – never do anything you don’t want to do.
Also known as female circumcision, FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation, and means any form of damage to the female genitalia by force and often involves the removal of the clitoris, or the vagina lips (labia). Classed as illegal by the UN it unfortunately still happens in some countries. The World Health Organisation estimates that globally, 125 million women today have been victims of FGM.
Flaccid means floppy, or not erect. It is often used to describe a penis that is not erect.
If you’ve ever ‘flirted’ with someone it’s probably because you like them. By flirting with someone, your behaviour is telling that person you are attracted to them.
Foreplay is generally everything that happens in the lead up to sex.
If you’ve heard your friends talking about foreplay and you’re not sure what it means, don’t worry you’re not alone – it’s a bit of a general word because it can include flirting, touching, kissing, oral or hand sex.
This isn’t to say that everything is a build up to a particular type of sex, as all different types of sex can be enjoyed on their own. Foreplay can be a really important part of sex and relationships and can be a way of creating sexual excitement and pleasure.
Foreskin is the section of skin on a penis that covers the sensitive head of the penis. The foreskin is the part of the penis removed by circumcision, so it’s perfectly normal to have, or not to have, a foreskin.
A man’s frenulum or ‘banjo string’ is the piece of string-like skin on the underside of the penis connecting the foreskin to the head of the penis. It is possible for the frenulum to tear, but it is also possible to fix it – if that happens, guys, don’t freak out: just contact your doctor or visit a sexual health clinic as soon as you can (lube can also help if you’re in pain during sex).