Literature or art that is meant to be sexually arousing. Erotophobia Fear of the erotic. Escort Someone who takes someone somewhere. At reproductive health centers, escorts are volunteers who help people get safely inside during anti-choice demonstrations.
Escort can also sometimes mean sex worker. Estrogen A hormone made in the ovaries, and in much smaller amounts in the adrenal glands at the top of your kidneys, and sometimes even fat tissue. Estrogen plays a part in puberty, the menstrual cycle, and pregnancy.
Many people take extra estrogen after menopause or as part of transgender care. Eunuch A person whose testicles, and less often, penis, have been removed. The second stage of the sexual response cycle. Exhibitionists People who expose their sex organs to other people in public places. External sex and reproductive organs The sex organs and structures that you can see.
These include the vulva, penis, and scrotum. Extramarital sex Sex by a married person with someone other than their spouse. F Fallopian tube One of two narrow tubes that carry an egg from the ovary to the uterus during ovulation. False negative A test result that incorrectly says that the condition tested for is not present. False positive A test result that incorrectly says that the condition tested for is present.
Family planning Making plans and taking actions, like using birth control, to have the number of children you want, when you want them. Fams fertility awareness-based methods A name for several ways to track ovulation — the release of an egg — in order to prevent pregnancy.
Some people call FAMs "natural family planning. Fasd fetal alcohol spectrum disorders Health conditions that are caused by alcohol use during pregnancy. They include damage to the brain, heart, and nervous system as well as physical malformation and intellectual disability. Federal abortion ban The federal law passed in and upheld in that bans certain kinds of abortion procedures as early as 12 to 15 weeks in pregnancy. Fellatio Oral sex on a penis. Also describes when someone has XX chromosomes.
Female circumcision The practice of removing part or all of the clitoral hood, clitoris, or vulva as part of a cultural or religious ritual. In some cases, the vulva is sewn together to preserve virginity. Female ejaculation The release of fluid out of the urethra during intense sexual excitement or orgasm. Female-to-male trans ftm f2m A trans person whose sex assignment at birth was female but whose gender identity is male. May prefer the identity trans man, or simply man.
These identities can also refer to someone who was surgically assigned female at birth, in the case of intersex people, but whose gender identity is male. Feminine Characteristics and ways of appearing and behaving that a culture associates with being a girl or a woman. Feminism The belief that people of all genders should have equitable economic, political, sexual, and social rights.
Fertility awareness-based methods fams A name for several ways to track ovulation — the release of an egg — in order to prevent pregnancy. Fertility rate The number of live births per 1, women of reproductive age 15— Fertilization The joining of an egg and sperm.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders FASDs Health conditions that are caused by alcohol use during pregnancy. Fetus Develops from the embryo at 10 weeks of pregnancy and receives nourishment through the placenta.
Fibroid A benign tumor that grows on the walls of the uterus. First trimester The first 3 months of pregnancy. Fisting Putting several fingers or a hand into the vagina or anus of a sex partner. Fondling Touching someone in a sexual way. Fordyce spots Small yellowish or white bumps or spots on the inside of the cheeks or lips, on the glans or shaft of the penis, or on the vulva. Foreskin A tube of skin that covers and protects the glans head of the penis, and rolls back when the penis becomes erect.
A circumcised penis has had the foreskin removed. Frottage Sexual body rubbing. Ftm f2m A trans person whose sex assignment at birth was female but whose gender identity is male. Stimulation of the G spot can lead to intense sexual arousal and orgasm for some people. Gamete A cell that fuses with another cell during fertilization. In humans, eggs and sperm are gametes.
Gang rape A sexual assault perpetrated by 2 or more people. Gay When someone is only attracted to people of the same gender. Gay bashing Physical or verbal violence against people who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Gay liberation movement The national call to establish civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender women and men from the late s to the mid s. Gender A social and legal status of male or female. A set of expectations from society about behaviors and characteristics.
Gender binary The idea that there are only 2 categories of gender male and female that are mutually exclusive and different from each other. Gender dysphoria A diagnosis, often used by psychologists and doctors, to describe the distress, unhappiness, and anxiety that transgender people may feel about the mismatch between their bodies and their gender identity. A person may need to be formally diagnosed with gender dysphoria in order to receive medical treatment to help them transition.
Gender fluidity The flexibility of gender expressions and identities that may change over time or even from day to day. A gender fluid person may feel male on some days, female on others, both male and female, or neither. A gender fluid person might also identify as genderqueer.
These labels can include someone who identifies as both male and female, neither male nor female, or some other gender altogether. Gender normative Someone or something that conforms to social standards on appropriate feminine and masculine behavior.
Gender norms Social standards on appropriate feminine and masculine behavior. Gender roles Social standards on appropriate feminine and masculine behavior.
Genderqueer has a political history, so many use the term to identify their gender as non-normative in some way.
For example, someone could identify as both cisgender female and genderqueer. Genital herpes A common STD in the area of the anus, cervix, penis, vagina, or vulva. Very often there are no symptoms, while the most common symptom is a cluster of blistery sores. Genital reconstruction surgery GRS Surgery on the genitals. Can also be done after genital injury, circumcision, or mutilation.
They are usually painless, but may itch. Genitals External sex and reproductive organs, like the the vulva, penis, and scrotum.