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"Sex" may include many things, from intimate touching to vaginal or anal intercourse.
These terms are often used:
Sexual intercourse and some types of sexual contact can spread infection. Practicing safer sex, such as using condoms, can reduce the risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection.
Current as of:
February 19, 2019
Medical Review:Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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