One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of sexual activity) in which penetration by the penis does not take place.
- ‘Class and age as well as gender seem to be significant in affecting homosexual activity and non-penetrative heterosexual activity.’
- ‘But the gay community, after all, pioneered the ethos of non-penetrative safe sex that the rest of society is now sworn to live by.’
- ‘Sexual intercourse, non-penetrative genital contact, and oral sex can all transmit an infection.’
- ‘Some projects look to revive positive cultural practices such as non-penetrative forms of sexual release promoted amongst youth in the past.’
- ‘But how typical, I thought, of a heterosexual male to make fun of any non-penetrative sexual activity.’
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