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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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Durex is calling on people to use and share the hashtag #CondomEmoji in support of safe sex.
Durex is calling for people to use and share the hashtag #CondomEmoji in support of safe sex.
With parents conveying this attitude to their children, it is no wonder young people are afraid to ask questions about safe sex.
A spokesman said: "We are keen to promote a safe sex message.
8 ("Thus, the prosecution of an HIV-positive servicemember for having safe sex after providing appropriate notice of his status to his or her partner might conceivably raise constitutional due process concerns.
Everyone must now play their part to promote safe sex.
He said: 'If you're going to have sex, make sure it's safe sex.
Considering the rise in sexually transmitted diseases amongst the young, we should be throwing condoms at them with the message of safe sex,and more importantly, self-respect.
Fielding's office is expected to ask Cal-OSHA to investigate the outbreak and determine what the government can do to ensure the industry practices safe sex.
Such a poster in a church implies that safe sex is Christian, patriotic, and innocent.
Seriously Strong cheddar brand manufacturer A McLelland & Son has dropped its raunchy Safe Sex, Dangerous Cheese themed advertising campaign.
The most common refrain is that if we close bathhouses, patrons will simply go someplace else for pickup sex, and since other venues are less likely to offer condoms and reminders about safe sex, the men are likely to take even more risks.