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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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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.
Some people shy away from oral sex because of the level of intimacy involved, but with a little communication and practice, oral sex can be a joyful and important part of a sexual repertoire.
When it comes to giving health messages, oral sex with a condom isn't likely to take off.
Some experts believe that oral sex may in future cause more throat cancer than smoking in men.
Generally, 100% of women had had vaginal sex; and oral sex was ranked as the second most common sexual behavior among participants.
7%) indicated that "I think oral sex is a less intimate activity than intercourse", 40.
For example, a study of adolescents aged 12-16 found that along with age and gender, school bonding, heavy drinking and negative health expectancies were associated with both oral sex and sexual intercourse.
But there are a few cases in the US where it's thought individual's caught HIV just from oral sex.
Students were asked to estimate the risk of various health consequences, as well as the potential damage to their social standing and relationships, of engaging in one act of vaginal intercourse or one act of oral sex.
Derek Adrian-Harris, chair of the panel, said Brammer, 53, had had oral sex while on duty and wearing his uniform.
My only concern is that when she gives me oral sex she doesn't like me wearing a condom.
Both the Crown and the defence have agreed that Poole did perform oral sex on the boy, then aged 15, in her classroom in Birmingham in the autumn of 2005, but she claims she was being threatened with a screwdriver after refusing to give him money.