What's This? Dictionary of Terms
Abstinence - To wait until you are married to have sex. This is the only 100% safe method to keep from unwanted pregnancies, emotional issues, and the threat of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. (No ding-ding until you get that wedding ring!)
Anal Sex - Any sexual activity that involves the stimulation or use of the anus or buttocks.
Blue Waffle - Slang for a bruised or abused vagina.
Boner - Slang for an erection.
Commitment - To make a promise or to stick to your word. Marriage is a commitment because in it a man and woman promise to stick by each other's side "till death do they part."
Contraception - Any method, such as the birth control pill or condom, that is used to deliberately prevent pregnancy from occurring.
Erection - When a man becomes sexually excited, his penis fills with blood, making it hard. This occurs in order to prepare itself for sexual activity. (When a male's little soldier is standing at attention.)
Goal - An object that you want that you are going to have to work to get. There are big goals (graduating college, getting married, etc.) and there are small goals (pass today's math test, new Nikes, etc.) Regardless of the size of goal, it is going to take some work to get it.
Hymen - A thin membrane that partially covers the vaginal opening. The breaking of the hymen (also referred to as the cherry) was traditionally a sign of lost virginity.
Impact - To have an effect on something by applying force. There are good impacts (pressuring friends to do the right things) and there are bad impacts (bullying a classmate at school). Everyone makes an impact on the world and the people around him or her.
Inappropriate - Something done at the wrong time or place, or to the wrong person.
Intercourse - Any sexual activity that involves the penetration of the penis, as it relates to the vagina.
Oral Sex - Any sexual activity that involves the use of the mouth for stimulation.
Outercourse - Any sexual activity that does not involve the penetration of the penis. It is often referred to as "fingering, mutual masturbation, dry-humping, and bumping and grinding."
Penis - The male genital organ that serves two purposes: the passage of waste and sexuality. The penis is part of the male closed reproductive system, and comprises of tissue with many nerves and sensory points. When sexually excited, it fills with blood in order to become erect and better penetrate the vaginal opening.
Pressure - Applying constant physical or mental force. When someone pressures another person, they are trying to convince him or her to do something.
Pornography (porn) - Any visual material that intended to sexually stimulate or excite the viewer is pornography. It is an addictive and harmful form of sexual entertainment.
Purity - This is the state of being that people reach when their character is pure, or without contamination. When a person has no grossness within them, they display purity for all to see.
Risk - Doing something that could possibly harm or endanger you or someone else. The five high risks are smoking, drugs, drinking alcohol, violence, and sex before marriage.
Sex - Any action (including touching, kissing, and other stimulation) that relates to the expression of sexuality. In other words, it is anything that excites or "turns you on" sexually. This can be as small as looking at nude pictures on the internet, or as big as going all the way with your boyfriend or girlfriend.
Sexting - The act of sending or receiving text messages with sexual intent. This includes word messages, pictures, and videos. Every text message is permanent and if someone gets caught with a sext message they are charged with a misdemeanor, which carries with it a penalty of up to $4,000 and/or a year in jail. If you have a sext message sent to you, immediately delete and tell an adult.
Sexual Integrity - It's a respect for my whole self, my body, and others.
Stimulation - When the human body is stimulated, the nerves become excited. In sexual stimulation, the body becomes sexually excited and the individual acquires a heightened interest in wanting to be gratified sexually. A phrase that many people use when referring to sexual stimulation is being "turned on."
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) - STDs are infections that are typically acquired or passed through some form of sexual contact. One is passed is through skin-to-skin contact and bodily fluids, except for HIV/AIDS, which you get through blood-to-blood contact. STDs can be acquired through anal sex, vaginal sex, oral sex, sexual touching, rubbing bodies, and even kissing. There are 29 common and 5 incurable STDs that can be broken down into 3 different types: viral, bacterial, and parasitic. The only 100% safe way for you to keep from acquiring an STD is by practicing abstinence.
Vagina - The open female entrance to the reproductive system consisting of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. The female genital opening that serves three purposes: the passage of waste, birth, and sexuality. The vagina is lined with strong and elastic muscle. It is part of the female open reproductive system, and comprises of tissue with many nerves and sensory points.
Value - Anything that is regarded as desirable or worthy. This can be a person (everyone is valuable), qualities that a person has (love, kindness, purity), or anything else that you care about.
Virgin - There is two different forms of virginity: physical virginity and spiritual virginity. Physical virginity is typically associated with whether or not a person has had vaginal intercourse or has "gone all the way." For females, it often includes whether or not the woman's hymen (cherry) has broken. Spiritual virginity is lost when a person gives their self to another sexually. Spiritual virginity can always be restored if an individual stops their harmful sexual behavior, and instead walks out abstinence. There is always a second chance.