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has anyone ever heard of a term called outercourse? i read on aas(all about sex) that it is the safer alternative to sex(basicaly they described it as clothed sex) and i was wondering is this real??? and if so can someone please explain is it the same as real sex or is it just fooling around with your clothes on??? I'm confused, help please
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"Outercourse" is a term that's sometimes used to describe sex that doesn't involve intercourse. That can include "dry sex" and/or many other sexual activities.

But like many other terms, different people define it in different ways.

Generally, intercourse is a high-risk activity for both pregnancy and transmission of STDs/STIs, and non-intercourse activities are typically lower-risk. But that doesn't mean they are "no risk".

Check out What's The Risk? - Five Easy Pregnancy Risk Assessment Flow Charts and A Quickie STD/STI Risk Assessment for info on the risks of different sexual activities.

"Sex" can include a lot of different sexual activities, all of which seem pretty "real" to me . It doesn't just mean intercourse, so "outercourse" isn't an "alternative to sex" - it is a form of sex.

(Why not take a look at for one answer to the question "What IS sex, anyway?").

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