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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There have been reports of people suffering from allergic reaction to a drug post sexual intercourse and kissing, however, this was the first reported case through oral sex.
Meanwhile, the Dubai Misdemeanours Court jailed the Filipino one year for having oral sex with the Pakistani man, who was also handed a similar jail term.
Actor Michael Douglas, 71, claimed in 2013 his throat cancer was caused by performing oral sex.
In November 2012 the principal of the school she went to was informed that a video showing the girl performing oral sex was being shared around.
Generally, 100% of women had had vaginal sex; and oral sex was ranked as the second most common sexual behavior among participants.
The authors found that about half (49.7%) indicated that "I think oral sex is a less intimate activity than intercourse", 40.7% said that oral sex and intercourse were equally intimate and about 8% believed that oral sex is more intimate than intercourse.
Maura Gillison, MD, the first scientist to note the link between the virus and oral cancers, said men and women who had oral sex with six or more partners in their lifetime had an eightfold increase in risk of oral cancer, compared to someone who has never performed oral sex, due to increased exposure to HPV.
Not everyone likes oral sex. If you don't want to do it, you don't have to.
It has been speculated that oral sex among adolescents consists largely of females performing oral sex on males, (8) which would expose females to greater risk of STDs from oral sex.
IT'S difficult to work out the risk of catching HIV through oral sex as most people with the virus have had unprotected sex too.
Male STI patients were more likely to be under 40, unmarried and at least college/university educated, more likely to have had multiple partnerships in the previous year, unprotected vaginal sex with regular partners, unprotected vaginal and/or oral sex with casual partners, and unprotected vaginal and oral sex with paid partners in the previous year.
The study of 411 adolescents (average age 16 years) uncovered widespread misconceptions across all racial/ethnic groups about the risks of vaginal and oral sex, but these misperceptions were greatest among Asian American/Pacific Islander students, Dr.