Sex Dictionary – M

There’s a lot of words out there about sex...here’s a bunch you
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SEX DICTIONARY

M

Mammary Glands

Mammary glands are technically what breasts are – the mammary glands produce milk to feed babies.

Manual Sex

Manual or hand sex is when someone uses their hands to give someone sexual pleasure, arousing another persons genitals. This includes, but is not limited to, a hand job (hands on a penis) or fingering (fingers on the clitoris or inside the vagina).

Masturbation

Masturbation is a normal, natural and healthy part of life. Masturbating is when someone gives themselves sexual pleasure – generally using their hands, fingers or an object to play with and stimulate their genitals. Masturbation doesn’t have to result in an orgasm or ejaculation, although it is often the result.

Anyone can masturbate, regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation. Often masturbation is discovered during childhood or adolescence, but don’t stress, there’s no rush to do it and it’s perfectly ok not to masturbate too.

You may have heard of some slang words – wank, solo sex, self-pleasure, fingering, flicking the bean or tossing off – there are many creative words for this one.

Meatus

Both men and women have a meatus, it’s the hole at the end of the urethra where wee comes out of.

Menstrual Cycle

A females menstrual cycle is her body’s natural cycle that enables sexual reproduction – it will happen during puberty and everyone is different. It might start at age 11, or it might not happen till age 15.

This part you might have learnt in Biology, but in case you haven’t yet, a cycle is generally around 28 days and starts on the first day of a period, ending the day before the next period starts.

A cycle is when a females ovaries release an egg in the hope that it will be fertilised by sperm to create a baby. Menstruation happens when the egg is not fertilised – the soft lining of the uterus is released and fluid including blood comes out of the vagina. This can last between two and seven days but, again, everyone is different.

Miscarriage

A miscarriage is when a pregnancy fails, which can be very distressing. It is not uncommon and can happen for a number of reasons, including medical conditions, illnesses or stress.