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SEX. The physical difference between male and female in animals.
     2. In the human species the male is called man, (q.v.) and the female, woman. (q.v.) Some human beings whose sexual organs are somewhat imperfect, have acquired the name of hermaphrodite. (q.v.)
     3. In the civil state the sex creates a difference among individuals. Women cannot generally be elected or appointed to offices or service in public capacities. In this our law agrees with that of other nations. The civil law excluded women from all offices civil or public: Faemintae ab omnibus officiis civilibus vel publicis remotae sunt. Dig. 50, 17, 2. The principal reason of this exclusion is to encourage that modesty which is natural to the female sex, and which renders them unqualified to mix and contend with men; the pretended weakness of the sex is not probably the true reason. Poth. Des Personnes, tit. 5; Wood's Inst. 12; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 24; 1 Beck's Med. Juris. 94. Vide Gender; Male; Man; Women; Worthiest of blood.

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Looking at how influential messaging is in the development of relationships today, an official safe sex emoji is a simple and empowering step towards better protection and sexual well-being.
The winner or winners will get chance to record the safe sex song and another song of their choice in a recording studio.
Dr Cynthia Morton and her colleagues at the University of Florida examined women's knowledge about sexual health and their concerns about safe sex practices as they continue to pursue active sex lives into their senior years.
Like me, many young people do not learn about contraception or safe sex from their parents or in school.
Clinics are held on Thursdays and Fridays between 9am-5pm and young people are invited to pop along and receive support and advice about safe sex from a trained project worker.
We aim to encourage more young people to make sure they practice safe sex.
But with new figures showing a massive increase in people contracting HIV, Dublin company EuroSales, owners of the Fusion brand in Ireland, say there is no longer a financial excuse not to have safe sex.
53) The reference to legal consequences is amplified in service regulations that direct commanders to give HIV-positive members in their command direct orders to inform all sexual partners of the member's HIV status and to engage only in safe sex.
They will be asked to show their support for safe sex to help curb the growing tide of sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies on Merseyside.
Significantly fewer boys than girls received either safe sex counseling (62% vs.
Dr Rob Carr, acting deputy director of HPA West Midlands, said the best way to avoid disease was to practise safe sex.
The FDA is saying that a gay man who has safe sex and a long-term partner is unacceptable, but a heterosexual man who never practice safe sex is fine.