What is Sex?

SERC defines sex as an activity in which one, two or more people use words or touch to arouse themselves and/or each other.

Every person is able to define what a sexual act means for them. Sex might involve touching genitals, but it might not. Sex for somebody might mean cuddling with clothes on or sending a sexy text message. It is essential that every person involved in the sexual activity gets consent from the other people involved before any sexual touching or sexual talking happens.

There are many reasons two or more people might want to engage in sexual activity with each other. SERC likes to talk about pleasure being at the centre of sexual activity; though there are many reasons people may want to engage in sexual activity with each other, it is important that everybody involved feels good in the interaction and consent is present.  We like to highlight the idea that sex, sexual touching and sexy talking should feel good and safe for everybody involved.

Consent

Bodies

Masturbation