Sexual Education Glossary

Sexual Education Research Article Glossary

Sex: sexually motivated phenomena or behavior

Sexual: relating to the instincts, physiological processes, and activities connected with physical attraction or intimate physical contact between individuals.

Sexuality: The way a person goes about expressing themself as a sexual being through sexual expression in a life, how one chooses to express that sexuality, and any preference one may have towards the type of sexual partner they choose.

Sexuality involves many aspects of being human. The four major components of sexuality are:

  1. sensuality
  2. intimacy and relationships
  3. gender/sexual identity
  4. sexual health

Abstinence: the practice of abstaining from something the practice of not doing or having something that is wanted or enjoyable.

Contraceptives: Birth control is the act of preventing pregnancy. Methods include medications, procedures, devices, and behaviors.

Comprehensiveof large scope; covering or involving much; inclusive.

Normativeof or relating to a normespecially an assumed norm regarded as the standard of correctness in behavior, speech, writing, etc.




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