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See trans-woman below
a vehement prohibition of an action based on the belief that such behavior is either too sacred or too accursed for ordinary individuals to undertake, under threat of supernatural punishment
taboo breaking (on Wikipedia)
the intetinal violation of a taboo
talisman (on Wikipedia)
an object which purports to contain certain magical properties which would protect the possessor from evil or harm, or provide good luck.
"Taken in Hand"
24/7 Male dominance in monogamous marriage, with or without BDSM aspects.
talking dirty
formally known as lagnolalia, is the practice of using graphic word imagery to heighten sexual pleasure
ball kicking is a sexual fetish and subgenre of pornography in Japan
Tamil marriage customs (on Wikipedia)
an ethnic group native to Pondichery, Tamil Nadu, India and northern Sri Lanka
tampon (on Wikipedia)
a mass of absorbent material inserted into a body cavity or wound to absorb bodily fluid. The most common type in daily use is designed to be inserted into the vagina during menstruation to absorb the flow of menstrual fluid.
Tanner scale
a scale of physical development in children, adolescents and adults.
the name scholars give to a style of religious ritual and meditation that arose in medieval India no later than the fifth century
Tantric massage
Tantric massage is a type of massage aimed at 'awakening the Kundalini'.
tantric sex
the most important features of sexual practice revolve around the experience of subtle energies within one's sensual embodiment
Tantra erotic spanking
a form of erotic spanking that was first presented in 2001
Taoist sexual practices
erally "the bedroom arts", are the way some Taoists practiced sex. These practices were also known as "Joining Energy" or "The Joining of the Essences". Practitioners believed that by performing these sexual arts, one could stay in good health, and attain longevity.
Sexual attraction to being buried alive
Fear of being buried alive
tart card
cards placed in phone booths to advertise the services of call girls. They are most common in London but can be found elsewhere in the United Kingdom.
mark made by inserting pigment into the skin; in technical terms, tattooing is micro-pigment implantation, a type of body modification
Leather strap split most of the way down its length, formerly used for the corporal punishment of juveniles in Scotland.
tea room
often a center of social interaction. See cottaging
Tea bagging
An act of felatio, in which the testicles of one person are sucked into the mouth of the other person
see tea room above
Tease and denial
keeping another person sexually aroused]] while delaying or preventing resolution of the feelings, to keep them in a continual state of anticipatory tension and inner conflict, and heightened sensitivity.
teasing (sexology)
also known as orgasm denial, is a sexual practice and a form of power exchange where a person is kept in the plateau phase of the human sexual response cycle for an extended length of time.
technical virginity
the concept of "technical virginity" has been popular among heterosexual American teenagers. For example, oral sex is common among adolescent girls who fellate their boyfriends to create and maintain intimacy while preserving their virginity, avoiding pregnancy, or both
teenage fatherhood
the father of a child is the husband of the teenage girl
teenage pregnancy
pregnancy in a female under the age of 20 (when the pregnancy ends).
electronic sex toys that can be controlled by a computer
a lost ancient Greek epic poem about Telegonus, son of Odysseus by Circe.
a group of paraphilias including adolescentilism , ephebophilia, gerontophilia, nepiophilia, and pedophilia, in which the paraphile's sexuoerotic age is discordant with his/her true chronological-age
A "telephone club" where members pay a fee, after which they are supplied with the mobile phone numbers of women who sign up voluntarily to the sites. The caller then may arrange a meeting with a girl.
telephone scatologia / telephone scatophilia
see obscene phone call
telephone sex
a type of virtual sex that refers to sexually explicit conversation between two or more persons via telephone, especially when at least one of the participants masturbates or engages in sexual fantasy
A person with this fetish is sexually aroused by talking dirty on the phone or being talked to lewdly. A person with this fetish can be sexually aroused by cybersex.
Traditionally, the masseurs in the baths, tellak in Turkish, were young men who helped wash clients by soaping and scrubbing their bodies
temple prostitute
a sexual ritual consisting of prostitution or other sexual intercourse performed in the context of religious worship, often as a form of fertility rite.
Temporary Piercing
Piercing the body temporarily. All piercings are removed at the end of the session. Same as play piercing.
Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation unit, one of a number of machines designed for applying electrical pulses to the body at safe levels. Similar machines include EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulator) units and Relaxicisors.
a technical term for a sexual attraction to 'deformed' or 'monstrous' people
termination of pregnancy
termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo prior to viability
territorial marking (on Wikipedia)
Many species mark a territory to indicate their own "home range"
terror play
a sexual activity involving the use of fear to create sexual arousal
testes - (also see page on 'Sex organs')
the singular of testicles
Testicle - (also see page on 'Sex organs')
The male sex gland that produces sperm and male hormones, found in some types of animals
testicular cancer (on Wikipedia)
a cancer that develops in the testicles,
testicular feminization - Androgen insensitivity syndrome (on Wikipedia)
see "testicular-feminizing syndrome" below
occurs when the spermatic cord (from which the testicle is suspended) twists, cutting off the testicle's blood supply, a condition called ischemia.
testicular-feminizing syndrome
"or Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS)" is a condition that results in the partial or complete inability of the cell to respond to androgens.
testicular torsion
testis - (also see page on 'Sex organs')
alternate spelling to testes above
testosterone (on Wikipedia)
a steroid hormone from the androgen group and is primarily secreted in the testicles of males and the ovaries of females, although small amounts are also secreted by the adrenal glands. It is the principal male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid.
thalpotentiginy (on Wikipedia)
a psychological term applied to sexual arousal from heat or even warm weather.[1] It is derived from the Greek thalpos meaning "warmth" and the Latin tentigo meaning "lust, or passion."
theca externa (on Wikipedia)
the outer layers of the theca folliculi.
theca folliculi
a layer of the ovarian follicles. They appear as the follicles become tertiary follicles.
theca interna
Theca interna cells express receptors for luteinizing hormone (LH) to produce androstenedione, which via a few steps, gives the granulosa the precursor for estrogen manufacturing.
thecoma (on Wikipedia)
or theca cell tumors are benign ovarian neoplasms composed only of theca cells. Histogenetically they are classified as sex cord-stromal tumours.
the onset of secondary (postnatal) breast development, usually occurring at the beginning of puberty in girls.
A form of electrical hair removal. (As opposed to Electrolysis)
Thigh cuffs
a bondage cuff designed to go around a persons thigh --- usually connecting thigh to wrist
third sex
The terms third gender and third sex describe individuals who are considered to be neither women nor men
a person of the "third sex'
  1. A narrow strip of leather used for bondage
  2. A panty made from narrow strips of cloth
three letters and six etiquettes
protocols used in traditional Chinese marriages
thong underwear
A panty made from narrow strips of cloth
Thong Whip
A whip made of thing strands of either leather or rubber. When swing lightly it will not cause much pain, when swung hard it can cause considerable pain.
three-legged bloomers
a pair of pants that have been modified by a slit in the crotch. One person fits their head into the slit as a sort of hood, with holes on the side for breathing. This forces this person to focus on their partner's genitals
Three minute men
patrons of the quasi-legal prostitution industry in Honolulu Harbor during WWII
a form of group sex involving three people of any gender combination
thrush (infection)
Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the Candida species (all yeasts), of which Candida albicans is the most common. Also commonly referred to as a yeast infection, candidiasis is also technically known as candidosis, moniliasis, and oidiomycosis.
a paraphilia (nismolagnia) in which participants derive sexual stimulation from tickling, or being tickled by, another person
tie and tease
refers to the BDSM practice of tying up a partner for sexual pleasure and then denying him or her an orgasm
(also called corset training and waist training) is the practice of wearing a tightly-laced corset to achieve extreme modifications to the figure and posture and experience the sensations of a very tight corset
Timophilia (on Wikipedia)
Sexual arousal from wealth, yet another thing most females have even if the wont admit to it. (Joke: "Trumpophilia - wanting to marry Donald Trump for his money!")
tit wank
see titty fuck below
titty fuck
a sex act, performed as foreplay or as non-penetrative sex, that involves the stimulation of the male penis by the female breasts.
a girl who exhibits characteristics or behaviors considered typical of the gender role of a boy
tongzhi (sexuality) (on Wikipedia)
term which literally means "same will" or "same purpose" in Chinese - since the 20th century, and now its use among the younger generation is slang for members of the LGBT community
top (BDSM)
The person leading or initiating the BDSM activities. (See also the Roles and Functions)
top (sex) (on Wikipedia)
roles during sexual intercourse, particularly between two men. A top is a person who penetrates, a bottom is one who receives penetration, and a versatile engages in both activities. These terms may be elements of self-identity that indicate an individual's usual preference, but might also describe broader social, psychological, and/or sexual identities.
see top (sex) above
Topping from the bottomsleepsacks
A submissive who nonetheless wants to direct the top.
In SM, usually used to indicate the use of techniques that produce sustained sensations of continuously variable intensity, some of which may be painful, usually focused on some identifiable body part. May also refer to pleasurable sexual stimulation alternating with deliberate frustration.
"tossed salad"
slang for Anal-oral sex
Total Coverage
Expression used by rubber fetishists for when the whole body is encased in rubber.
total enclosure fetishism
being totally enclosed in rubber suits and gas masks, body bags or sleepsacks
is sometimes used to describe the closely related condition of frotteurism involving only touching or fondling
tourniquet (on Wikipedia)
a constricting or compressing device, specifically a bandage, used to control venous and arterial circulation to an extremity for a period of time
toxic shock syndrome (on Wikipedia)
a potentially fatal illness caused by a bacterial toxin.
used in a BDSM scene. aka, tool, gear, equipment. Implements, which might be common household items like kitchen spoons, rope, clothespins, neckties, or especially made items like handcuffs, spreader bars, floggers (a kind of multi-tailed whip), or furniture with eyebolts, are called toys.
Total Power Exchange
TPE. Term occasionally used to describe a full-time (24/7) Dom/sub or Master/Mistress-slave relationship.
(See 'Total Power Exchange' above)
tracheal shave (on Wikipedia)
Chondrolaryngoplasty (commonly called tracheal shave) is a surgical procedure in which the thyroid cartilage is reduced in size by shaving down the cartilage through an incision in the throat, generally to aid trans women in achieving a passable female appearance
traditional marriage (on Wikipedia)
A heterosexual union
Tragus piercing
Piercing through the ridge on the face side of the ear hole.
Either referring to a short period of time (a scene) or an ongoing effort of the Dom/me teaching the sub how to act. Can either be a playful thing or a serious thing, depending on the couple.
Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation unit
Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation unit, one of a number of machines designed for applying electrical pulses to the body at safe levels. Similar machines include EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulator) units and Relaxicisors.
the desire to be walked upon or a paraphilia which primarily consists of the desire to see others crush inanimate objects or small creature
a transsexual person self-identifies as a member of the gender opposite to the one assigned to them at birth
tranny chaser
a person who are sexually attracted to transgender people
transactional sex
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transactional sexual relationship
are sexual relationships where the giving of gifts or services is an important factor
A person who has had a sex change, "Sexual Reassignment"
Transgender (or Transgenderism)
Not quite male, not quite female. Incorporating manners, behaviors, appearance, etc of the opposite sex while still maintaining some of the above of your biological sex.
a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies that diverge from the normative gender role (woman or man) commonly, but not always, assigned at birth, as well as the role traditionally held by society
transition nuclear protein (on Wikipedia)
proteins that are involved in the packaging of sperm nuclear DNA during spermiogenesis.
transitioning (transgender) (on Wikipedia)
the process of changing one's gender presentation permanently to accord with one's internal sense of one's gender -
Transman, Transmen or trans men
Transgender or transsexual people who were identified female at birth based on genital appearance
transscrotal piercing
a body piercing that travels through the scrotum from front to back, or from side to side.
a condition in which a transsexual person self-identifies as a member of the gender opposite to the one assigned to them at birth
see transexual above
transurethral needle ablation of the prostate (on Wikipedia)
Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) is a technique that uses low energy radio frequency energy delivered through two needles to ablate (destroy) excess prostate tissue
transurethral resection of the prostate
a urological operation used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is performed by visualising the prostate through the urethra and removing tissue by electrocautery or sharp dissection. This is considered the most effective treatment for BPH.
transvestic fetishism
a psychiatric diagnosis applied to those who are thought to have an excessive sexual or erotic interest in cross-dressing; this interest is often expressed in autoerotic behavior. It differs from cross dressing for entertainment or other purposes that do not involve sexual arousal
wearing clothes of the opposite sex
a person who wears clothes of the opposite sex
wearing clothes of the opposite sex
a sexual interest in a partner who is a transvestite. Synonym for gynandromorphophilia.
a woman who wears mens clothing
traumatic masturbatory syndrome
a pereson with negative association with their genitals, including fears that their genitals are ugly, dirty, or sinful.
Treponema pallidum (on Wikipedia)
a Gram-negative spirochaete bacterium with subspecies that cause treponemal diseases such as syphilis, bejel, pinta and yaws.
trial marriage (on Wikipedia)
In some historical cultures, a betrothal was essentially a trial marriage, with marriage only being required in cases of conception of a child.
trial separation (on Wikipedia)
an informal splitting of a couple - a personal arrangement and does not require legal proceedings. The couple can choose later to go through with a divorce or can choose to stay married
triangle piercing
one of several forms of female genital piercing. The piercing passes from side to side, through the base of the clitoral hood tissue where it meets the inner labia and under the clitoris
triangular theory of love (on Wikipedia)
according to the triangular theory, are an intimacy component, a passion component, and a commitment component
Tribadism or tribbing (on Wikipedia)
is female-to-female genital sex. Two women rub their vulvae together to stimulate each other's clitoris to orgasm. Tribadism on Wikipedia
Trichomonas vaginalis (on Wikipedia)
an anaerobic, flagellated protozoan, a form of microorganism, the causative agent of trichomoniasis
Trichomoniasis (on Wikipedia)
sometimes referred to as "trich", is a common cause of vaginitis. It is a sexually transmitted disease, and is caused by the single-celled protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis
a paraphilia in which one becomes sexually aroused by, or is extremely fond of, human hair (usually hair on the head); this may be of hair in general or different hairstyles, hair color, texture, or sheen.
Trichotillomania (on Wikipedia)
Self-induced and recurrent loss of hair by pulling on one's hair
Hair pulling fetish or paraphilia
triple cock cage
see Cock cage
triple cock ring
see Cock cage
triple penetration
a sexual position in which one person is penetrated by three objects. Possibilities include:
  • Two penises penetrating the vagina and one in the anus or vice versa. While possible, this position is very difficult.
  • One penis in the anus, one in the vagina, and one in the mouth simultaneously.
triple-X syndrome (on Wikipedia)
a form of chromosomal variation characterized by the presence of an extra X chromosome in each cell of a human female.
a sexuoerotic arousal from having one's scalp massaged or one's hair shampooed.
the act of two people performing intercourse while a third watches
Ritual servitude is a practice in Ghana, Togo, and Benin where traditional religious shrines take human beings, usually young virgin girls, in payment for services or in religious atonement for alleged misdeeds of a family member
trophy wife
an expression used to describe a wife, usually young and attractive, who is regarded as a status symbol for the husband, who is often older and affluent
troubadour (on Wikipedia)
a composer and performer of Old Occitan lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages (1100–1350).
true hermaphroditism (on Wikipedia)
a medical term for an intersex condition in which an individual is born with ovarian and testicular tissue.
True Love Waits (on Wikipedia)
an international Christian group that promotes sexual abstinence outside of marriage for teenagers and college students
Tit torture - any of several erotic BDSM activities focusing solely on inflicting pain on the breast, nipples, and areola for sexual gratification.
tubal ligation (on Wikipedia)
or tubectomy (also known as having one's "tubes tied" (ligation)) is a surgical procedure for sterilization in which a woman's fallopian tubes are clamped and blocked, or severed and sealed, either method of which prevents eggs from reaching the uterus for fertilization and is considered a permanent method of sterilization and birth control
tubal reversal (on Wikipedia)
a surgical procedure that attempts to restore fertility to women after a tubal ligation.
tubal sterilization
see tubal ligation above
tubuli seminiferi recti
a structure in the testicle connecting the convoluted region of the seminiferous tubule to the rete testis
Transurethral needle ablation of the prostate (on Wikipedia)
tunica albuginea (on Wikipedia)
an anatomy term that literally means "white covering." It is generally used to refer to three anatomical areas which include:
the tough fibrous layer of connective tissue that surrounds the corpora cavernosa of the penis
a layer of connective tissue covering the testicles
the connective tissue covering of the ovaries
tunica vaginalis (on Wikipedia)
the serous covering of the testis.
tunica vasculosa testis (on Wikipedia)
the vascular layer of the testis, consisting of a plexus of bloodvessels, held together by delicate areolar tissue
tunnel of love (ride) (on Wikipedia)
a type of dark ride commonly found at carnivals and amusement parks in the early 20th Century. In its earliest incarnations, riders were taken by two passenger boats through dark passages. There were two major themes: a relaxing romantic ride encouraging the couple to cuddle, or a spooky horror ride encouraging the couple to cling to one another. The darkness provided a degree of privacy and the frightening scenes offered a socially acceptable "excuse" for the physical contact at a time when public affection or even holding hands was considered inappropriate.
Tuppy Owens
a British sexuality campaigner, consultant and writer.
things that are opposite to turn-on below
turn-on (on Wikipedia)
Things that precipitate human sexual arousal are called erotic stimuli, colloquially known as turn-ons.
Turner's syndrome (on Wikipedia)
Girls with Turner syndrome typically experience gonadal dysfunction (non-working ovaries), which results in amenorrhea (absence of menstrual cycle) and sterility
TURPS (on Wikipedia)
a urological operation. It is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
TV (see Transvestism)
Tweezer Nipple Clamps
A style of nipple clamp that is like a pair of tweezers with a ring around the outside. As you push the ring toward the pincher ends, it causes the clamp to tighten or bite harder.
24/7 Twenty-four/seven
24 hours a day, 7 days a week Master/Mistress-slave relationship
twin (on Wikipedia)
one of two offspring produced in the same pregnancy
two type theory of transsexuality - Blanchard's transsexualism typology (on Wikipedia)
theory of transsexualism caused by
  • (i) extreme "effeminate homosexuality" and
  • (ii) obsessive "autogynephilic autosexuality" Blanchard's transsexualism typology (on Wikipedia)
(see http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/TScauses.html )
American Indians who fulfill one of many mixed gender roles found traditionally among many American Indian and Canadian First Nations indigenous groups. Traditionally the roles included wearing the clothing and performing the work of both male and female genders


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