What is sex?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary (online – my copy is hiding in the back of a pile of boxes) sex is defined as follows:


  • 1 [mass noun] (chiefly with reference to people) sexual activity, including specifically sexual intercourse:he enjoyed talking about sexshe didn’t want to have sex with him
  • [in singular] euphemistic a person’s genitals.
  • 2either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and most other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions:adults of both sexes
  • [mass noun] the fact of belonging to either the male or female sex:direct discrimination involves treating someone less favourably on the grounds of their sex
  • the group of all members of either the male or female sex:she was well known for her efforts to improve the social condition of her sex


[with object] 

  • 1determine the sex of:each bird would need to be individually sexed
  • 2 (sex something upinformal present something in a more interesting or lively way.
  • 3 (sex someone upinformal arouse or attempt to arouse someone sexually
A basic definition to say the least, cosisting of a noun, or a verb – interesting use of the noun in a sentence isn’t it? More on that later.
The truth is, sex is like love, religion, music, food and so on….everyone has their own personal definition and ideas of what it means, feels like, and what is right or wrong, good or bad, boring or shocking.
I am going to use this blog to discuss sex from my own personal research, experience, thoughts, and ideas as a starting point. I’m going to try to look at it from as many different points of view as possible covering it as an academic, social, historical, socio-economical, physical, chemical, moral, and cultural subject among others.
I will keep in anonymous to protect my sources, but stick to the facts.
OK – you’ve been warned. 🙂
little welsh minx

About littlewelshminx

I'm a Welsh girl in my 30s, living and working in south Wales. I like reading, writing, watching films (especially things that make me laugh) hanging out with friends, going to bars to drink and dance playing guitar (badly) listening to lots of different types of music (opera to dance to bluegrass to rock) going to the theatre, and I've recently started swimming. I have 2 degrees, and have had lots and lots of different jobs, including working as a barmaid, waitress, KP, shop assistant, admin assistant, events, sales, PR, marketing....writing suits me best. I will be writing about sex from as many angles as possible - from personal experience, through academia, history, geography, culture, myth, legend, fact and fiction. What is sexy? What turns us on? What do we really think and feel about sex? If you like what you read, please follow me, and pass it on :)
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