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January 12th, 2008
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So What Exactly Is Sex? In fiction and in real life

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Date:January 12th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
Interesting poll! I'm especially interested (but not entirely surprised) that some folks draw the line at phone sex and/or masturbating together. Those are DEFINITELY sex in my book. I do think it could be possible for two people to masturbate in the same room at the same time and it not be sex. On the other hand, even if the two (or more) people didn't consider it sex - for example, if it was a masturbation contest of some sort - I still think the activity would be likely to have some mutually erotic undertones. I.e., Subtext. ;)

About kissing: Kissing on the mouth or anywhere else on the body that's not the genitals could be sex by itself (when not combined with genital activities), but it's not necessarily sex. I think that if the kissing is intended to result in orgasm (even if it doesn't), it's sex. If it's only intended to arouse and not to result in orgasm, I'm not sure. I'm not sure about how to define if it results in unintended orgasm. Again, there's the eroticism that may not be equivalent to sex. But I don't think sex is defined only by orgasm or genital contact. Sex is in the brain and all that.
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