Kinds of sex
You can have vaginal sex in different ways:
- You can vary the position: lying down, sitting, standing or crouching, the man on top, the woman on top or the man behind the woman.
- You can vary the speed, rhythm and intensity of the movements.
Oral sex means stimulating the erogenous zones on your partner’s body with your mouth, lips and tongue.
- Oral sex with a woman: the partner licks, sucks, nibbles or gently bites the woman’s sexual organs. The clitoris, especially, is very sensitive.
- Oral sex with a man: the partner uses his/her mouth, tongue and lips to stimulate the man’s penis and scrotum.
There is a small risk of infecting your partner with an STI, or getting an STI from him/her, through oral sex:
- Do not give oral sex when you have blisters, sores or lesions in or around your mouth.
- Avoid getting vaginal discharge, blood or semen in your mouth and do not swallow.
- Place a dental dam over the sexual organs to better protect yourself. You can also cut open a condom instead of using a dental dam.
Anal sex (anal sexual intercourse) is sex with penetration of someone’s anus with a hard penis. A man or woman can also penetrate the anus with a finger or caress it.
You can infect your partner with an STI through anal sex:
Masturbation means giving yourself sexual pleasure by stimulating your own body, especially the vagina, clitoris, penis, nipples or anus, with your hands or a sex toy. Partners can also masturbate each other.