Sexual arousal also sexual excitement is typically the arousal of sexual desire during or in anticipation of sexual activity. A number of physiological responses occur in the body and mind as preparation for sexual intercourse and continue during it. Male arousal will lead to an erectionand in female arousal the body's response is engorged sexual tissues such as nipplesvulvaclitorisvaginal walls and vaginal lubrication.
Organisms of many species are specialized into male and female varieties, each known as a sex. The gametes produced by an organism define its sex: males produce small gametes e. Individual organisms which produce both male and female gametes are termed hermaphroditic.
Intercrural intercourse was a common outlet for pederasty in ancient Greece[ citation needed ] because anal sex was considered demeaning to the receiving partner. The historian Kenneth Dover wrote about this extensively in his book Greek Homosexualitywhence current theories on the subject of sex between men in Ancient Greece derive. Intercrural sex among men who have sex with men MSM is sometimes known as the " Princeton First-Year", the " Oxford Style", the "Oxford rub", or the " Ivy League rub", and is a form of same-gender frottage, or colloquially " frot ".
A sex position is a position of the body that people use for sexual intercourse or other sexual activities. Sexual acts are generally described by the positions the participants adopt in order to perform those acts. Though sexual intercourse generally involves penetration of the body of one person by another, sex positions commonly involve penetrative or non-penetrative sexual activities. Three categories of sexual intercourse are commonly practiced: vaginal intercourse involving vaginal penetrationanal penetrationand oral sex especially mouth-on-genital stimulation.
Human sexual activityhuman sexual practice or human sexual behaviour is the manner in which humans experience and express their sexuality. People engage in a variety of sexual acts, ranging from activities done alone e. Sexual activity usually results in sexual arousal and physiological changes in the aroused person, some of which are pronounced while others are more subtle.
Sexual orientation is an enduring pattern of romantic or sexual attraction or a combination of these to persons of the opposite sex or genderthe same sex or gender, or to both sexes or more than one gender. These attractions are generally subsumed under heterosexualityhomosexualityand bisexuality  while asexuality the lack of sexual attraction to others is sometimes identified as the fourth category. These categories are aspects of the more nuanced nature of sexual identity and terminology.
Human male sexuality encompasses a wide variety of feelings and behaviors. Men's feelings of attraction may be caused by various physical and social traits of their potential partner. Men's sexual behavior can be affected by many factors, including evolved predispositionsindividual personalityupbringingand culture.
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Human female sexuality encompasses a broad range of behaviors and processes, including female sexual identity and sexual behaviorthe physiologicalpsychologicalsocialculturalpoliticaland spiritual or religious aspects of sexual activity. Various aspects and dimensions of female sexuality, as a part of human sexualityhave also been addressed by principles of ethicsmoralityand theology. In almost any historical era and culture, the arts, including literary and visual arts, as well as popular culture, present a substantial portion of a given society's views on human sexuality, which include both implicit covert and explicit overt aspects and manifestations of feminine sexuality and behavior.
Dry sex is the sexual practice of having sexual intercourse without vaginal lubrication. Vaginal lubrication can be removed by using herbal aphrodisiacs, household detergents, antiseptics,  by wiping out the vagina,  or by placing leaves in the vagina  besides other methods. Removing or preventing vaginal lubrication through practices associated with dry sex increases friction during intercourse, which may be perceived as increased vaginal tightness, and enhanced sexual pleasure for the male partner. Increased friction during intercourse can cause lacerations in vaginal tissue.