Sex Dictionary – O

There’s a lot of words out there about sex...here’s a bunch you
wanted to know about

SEX DICTIONARY

O

Oestrogen

Oestrogen is a hormone that promotes the development of female characteristics.

Oral

If you’ve heard of your mates using the words oral sex, but you’re not sure what they’re talking about – basically it’s when a person uses their mouth (like kissing, licking or sucking) to stimulate someone’s genitals, giving them sexual pleasure.

Slang terms include: licking out (oral on a vagina/vulva/clitoris), blow-job (oral on a penis), fellatio (oral on a penis – and actually not a slang term), head, giving head and going down can actually refer to oral sex on either a penis or vagina/vulva/clitoris.

Orgasm

An orgasm is the climax of sexual pleasure, and isn’t necessarily easy to achieve. Every person experiences orgasm in a different way, and that’s ok. Some people may never have an orgasm: that’s ok too. In males, it usually accompanies ejaculation.

Essentially an orgasm is an emotional response from the brain that triggers the physical response, rather than being purely physical – there is no magical technique that works for everyone. Orgasms can be very pleasurable and leave you feeling relaxed, happy and connected to yourself and/or your sexual partner.

Ovaries

Another term you might have heard in biology class but, in case you don’t know this one, ovaries are the organ which produces, stores and releases eggs – females have two ovaries.