When it comes to sex we all like to think we know what we are talking about. However, have you ever had a conversation when someone has used a word or made a joke and you don’t really get what they are on about?

We sometimes use words and do not know exactly what they mean. It is easy to get confused – there are so many different words for sex, contraception, male and female genitals etc and they are constantly changing. This is why the Sextionary exists, to help you better understand what those words mean.   If you have heard of a word or phrase that does not appear on this Sextionary please send it in and we can share it on these pages.


We are very grateful to Warwickshire County Council and the Respect Yourself website team for their kind permission to reproduce this section.