Definition of sex act in US English:

sex act

noun

  • 1Any sexual act.

    • ‘In other words, is there ever a completely analogous sex act, if desire is so motley?’
    • ‘It is pornographic in the sense that the sex act is shown on screen.’
    • ‘I don't think there is any inherent power dynamic in any consensual sex act.’
    • ‘This is not a book to be sold under the counter but a healthy realisation of the Hindu belief that the sex act is central to the human condition and that those involved should gain equal pleasure from it.’
    • ‘Both clients and hotel-based, female sex workers reported using condoms during their last sex act.’
    • ‘To call the sex act by its own name sounds brazen, but if in certain circles strong language is the rule, a trope or euphemism is more forceful and effective.’
    • ‘Anticipation of future events is what makes our body ready itself for the sex act, it is what motivates us to amass wealth and power, to buy a lotto ticket, to set goals and have aspirations.’
    • ‘They went to his flat in Church Street, Manningham, where he had consensual sex with her and committed another sex act.’
    • ‘Marriage does not mean that a wife renders prior consent to every sex act or any particular one.’
    • ‘As he flashed each card, the patient replied that each reminded him of a sex object, or some sort of sex act, or genitalia, etc.’
    • ‘With the diminution of the project of progeniture, coitus is viewed as one variation of the sex act, its preference merely a matter of taste.’
    • ‘The more sex becomes a commodity, the more everything connected with it (even the sex act itself) becomes for sale on the open market.’
    • ‘Matt was still going at it, but now he was simulating another sex act.’
    • ‘I know an erotica writer who keeps a list of sex terms beside her computer to draw upon whenever she needs yet another way to describe whatever sex act her characters are about to engage in.’
    • ‘As a man and as a fellow writer, I welcome her effort and her stories, for the world has become a dangerous and obscene place, far more hazardous than any sex act you will find in her book.’
    • ‘At least the reporter should have the guts to watch one triple-X sex act before writing about it.’
    • ‘Any and every sex act is bound to show up on the screen sooner or later.’
    • ‘Specifically, it is illegal to have your genitals exposed or to be involved in a sex act in public.’
    • ‘When they think of gay men, they think of the sex act.’
    • ‘Our purpose was to select only those participants who used a condom in the last sex act.’
    • ‘Use a condom during each sex act to prevent STDs.’
    • ‘These attitudes and values affect the manner in which the genders approach sexuality and, in large measure, contribute to their appreciation of the sex act.’
    • ‘Is it really so funny to hear a man express his belief that the sex act is innately degrading to women.’
    • ‘Aristotle believed that each sex act had a direct life-shortening effect.’
    • ‘One of the things I had to comment on was the most dangerous sex act.’
    • ‘Further, elementary facts of life indicate that a certain amount of desire is necessary for the sex act to take place at all.’
    • ‘Indeed, for many couples, a sexual dysfunction may not only interfere with the sex act but also significantly alter the dynamics of the relationship.’
    • ‘The thought disgusts Sharon, not because of her attitudes towards Charlotte and Robin, but rather because the thought of the sex act itself is revolting to Sharon.’
    • ‘Your films are terrifically erotic, but they also have literary allusions, and there's often lots of build-up to the sex act itself.’
    sexual intercourse, intercourse, lovemaking, making love, sexual relations, anal penetration, sexual penetration, vaginal penetration
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    1. 1.1the sex act The act of sexual intercourse.

Pronunciation

sex act

/ˈseks ˌakt/