Sex is...

Sex means many different things.

Vaginal sex Insert the penis or a sex object in the vagina
Oral sex The mouth and tongue touch and manipulate the genitals, the outer parts of the female and male reproductive systems
Anal sex Insert the penis or a sex toy in the anus, the opening in the bum
Dry humping Genital rubbing with no direct skin-to-skin contact
Fingering or hand jobs Hands and fingers touch and manipulate genitals
Masturbation Masturbation means touching your own genitals for sexual pleasure.

Vaginal, oral, and anal sex can all lead to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Vaginal sex can also lead to pregnancy. The only sure way to prevent pregnancy and STIs is abstinence—not having sex. If you have sex, protect yourself.

Masturbation

Masturbation means touching your own genitals for sexual pleasure. It is a natural and healthy way for guys and girls to learn what feels good and what doesn’t.

Masturbation is very common; most people do it—male and female. There is no right or wrong way to masturbate. It is a personal thing. Explore; do things that feel right and good for you.

No one is too old or too young to masturbate. Young children explore their bodies. During puberty, the surge of hormones often makes teens want to masturbate quite frequently. That is normal and healthy.

Masturbating is the safest form of sex. You cannot get pregnant and you cannot get or spread an STI. Mutual masturbation is two consenting people masturbating in front of each other.