Q Hi, Doc. I am a girl in my mid-teens and boys seem to be getting attracted to me. The thing I want to ask is: What exactly is 'petting'? I know that a number of my friends do it with guys, but they never explain what it is. I am aware that it is something to do with sex, probably involving the hands. But can it make you pregnant, or can it give her an infection? A: These matters are quite confusing for young people.
What is petting?
Petting and heavy petting may be seen as old-fashioned terms along the lines of codpiece, or bloomers. But despite rarely being used by anyone under the age of 60, petting is actually a really progressive way of building intimacy with a sexual partner. Originating in America in the s, petting originally meant stroking or caressing. There was no equivalent word in the UK, so petting gradually became used worldwide during the late 20th Century and is still used today— particularly by middle-aged people. So what does petting actually involve? These days. Petting can be any form of stimulation of the upper body and neck and can includes the following:. Heavy petting tends to focus more on sexual activity and foreplay below the waist, but stopping short of full intercourse for most heterosexual couples this means penetrative penis-in-vagina sex. While petting may be an old-fashioned term to describe PG sexual activity, sex experts say we can use it to reframe and re-evaluate what constitutes sex.
What is heavy petting?
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