Q&A: What Counts as Sex?

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All of my friends talk about having sex with their boyfriends, but I have a girlfriend. If two girls have sex, does it count? 

Sincerely, 

Sex Confused

 

 

Dear Sex Confused,

Short answer: yes, two women are able to have sex. With each other.

Long answer: I hate the cis heteronormative narrative that sex equals penis in vagina. Or that sex is penetrative only. You don’t have a penis and are not interested in those with a penis? That’s cool. Sex can be performed with a great array of toys, limbs (aka fingers), mouth (tongue), etc.. Sex is defined by how you and your partner consensually define sex. Go forth, be safe and have consensual fun!

Best, 

Bethany

 


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