Outline of human sexuality
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to human sexuality:
Human sexuality is the capacity to have erotic experiences and responses. Human sexuality can also refer to the way one person is sexually attracted to another person of the opposite sex (heterosexuality), the same sex (homosexuality), or having both tendencies (bisexuality). The lack of sexual attraction is referred to as asexuality. Human sexuality impacts cultural, political, legal and philosophical aspects of life, as well as being widely connected to issues of morality, ethics, theology, spirituality, or religion. It is not, however, directly tied to gender.
History of human sexuality
- By period
- By region
- By subject
Types of human sexuality
- By sex
- By age
- By region
Types of sexual activity
- Non-penetrative sex
- Erotic massage – rubbing all over, with or without oil.
- "Dry humping" – frottage while clothed. This act is common, although not essential, in the dance style known as "grinding".
- Footjob – stimulating genitals with the feet.
- Handjob – stimulating the penis with the hand.
- Irrumatio – a form of oral sex where a man thrusts his penis into someone else's mouth; in contrast to fellatio, where the penis is being actively orally excited by a fellator. Irrumatio can also refer to:
- Intercrural sex – (interfemoral sex) type of irrumation, where one partner places a phallic object or penis between the other partner's thighs.
- Intergluteal sex – when one partner places a phallic object or penis into the other partner's buttock cleavage or gluteal cleft.
- Mammary intercourse – when one partner rubs a phallic object or penis between the partner's breasts.
- Stimulation of nipples – stimulating the nipples, usually orally or manually.
- Sumata – type of stimulation of male genitals popular in Japanese brothels: the woman rubs the man's penis with her hands, thighs and labia majora.
- Tribadism – vulva-to-vulva rubbing, commonly known by its "scissoring" position.
- Frot – penis-to-penis rubbing.
- Mutual Masturbation – two or more people stimulate themselves or one another sexually, usually with the hands.
- Penetrative sex
- Vanilla sex
- Sexual slang
- Sexual arousal
Sexology (science of sex)
- Sexology – scientific study of human sexuality, including human sexual interests, behavior, and function. The term does not generally refer to the non-scientific study of sex, such as political analysis or social criticism.
- Sexuality in older age
- Biology and sexual orientation
- Environment and sexual orientation
- Fraternal birth order and male sexual orientation
- Handedness and sexual orientation
- Neuroscience and sexual orientation
- Prenatal hormones and sexual orientation
- Sexual orientation change efforts
- Sexual orientation hypothesis
- Sexual orientation identity
- Human reproduction
- Body image
- Sexual maturity
- Safe sex
- Postorgasmic illness syndrome
- Sex therapy
- Sexual dysfunction
Philosophy of sex
- What is the function of sex?
- What is romantic love?
- Is there an essential characteristic that makes an act sexual?
- Are some sexual acts good and others bad? According to what criteria? Alternatively, can consensual sexual acts be immoral, or are they outside the realm of ethics?
- What is the relationship between sex and biological reproduction? Can one exist without the other?
- Are sexual identities rooted in some fundamental ontological difference (such as biology)?
- Is sexuality a function of gender or biological sex?
- Sexual objectification
- Rape –
- Effects and motivations
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual abuse
- Child sexual abuse
- Religion and Sexual abuse
- Sexual violence
- Christianity and sexuality
- Sex, gender and the Roman Catholic Church
- Catholic sex abuse cases
- Sexuality in Christian demonology
- Taoism and sexuality
- Sexual orientation
Human sexuality organizations
- Outline of relationships
- Animal sexual behaviour
- Index of human sexuality articles
- List of anarchist pornographic projects and models
- Sexuality in Star Trek
- Sexuality in music videos
- Sexual slang
- African-American culture and sexual orientation
- Ego-dystonic sexual orientation
- Sexual orientation and gender identity at the United Nations
- Sexual orientation and medicine
- Sexual orientation and military service
- Sociosexual orientation
- Coitus reservatus
- Eroto-comatose lucidity
- Emergency contraceptive availability by country
- Unsimulated sex in film
- Family planning
- Romance (love)
- Sexual abstinence
- Sexual addiction
- Sexual attraction
- Sexual capital
- Sexual ethics
- Sexual inhibition
- Sexual objectification
- Sexual slavery
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- University of California, Santa Barbara's SexInfo
- Bullough, V. L. (1989). The society for the scientific study of sex: A brief history. Mt. Vernon, IA: The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
- Haeberle, E. J. (1983). The birth of sexology: A brief history in documents. World Association for Sexology.
- American Sexuality Magazine
- Glossario di sessuologia clinica – Glossary of clinical sexology
- History of Surveys of Sexual Behavior from Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics
- International Encyclopedia of Sexuality full text
- Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. Volume I. World Reference Atlas [full text]
- National Sexuality Resource Center
- Durex Global Sex Survey 2005 at data360.org
- POPLINE is a searchable database of the world's reproductive health literature.
- The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality at the Kinsey Institute
- The Sexuality and Rights Institute
- The South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality
- MRI Video of Human Copulation
- "Naked Science: What's Sexy?". Naked Science. Series 2. Episode 1. February 13, 2006. National Geographic Channel.