What is sex

Sex can mean different things to different people.

Our aim here at Sex ‘n Stuff is to provide lots of different information about sex! Sex is diverse, it can mean vaginal sex, oral sex, anal sex, or mutual masturbation with your partner. Sex can be between people of the opposite sex, between men, or between women.  At the end of the day, no matter what, sex is personal and it’s up to you to choose when and what feels right for you.

Everyone talks about sex in different ways, what it means to them, what it feels like and how it makes them feel. Sex is a way of physically expressing the way you feel about someone – to show love and affection for the person you care most about.

When you’re thinking about having sex, or maybe you’ve just experienced first time sex, don’t think you’re alone if you feel confused – these feelings are totally normal. Sex can be lots of fun, experiencing lots of new and exciting feelings – it might even be feelings for someone you’ve been friends with for a really long time. But don’t be afraid of talking about sex with your partner or the friend you have sexual feelings for, knowing how you both feel and if you are both ready for a sexual relationship is really important.

Read more in our Sex Dictionary or why not ask our expert an anonymous question.


If you're unsure about anything guys and gals it's best to seek advice from your doctor. There's nothing to be ashamed of or afraid of - but these things are best dealt with as soon as possible. If you're not comfortable going to your family doctor, make sure you check out our list of Family Planning Clinics and book in an appointment. If you are sexually active, a regular sexual health check is recommended.