safe sex

noun

Definition of safe sex

  1. :  sexual activity and especially sexual intercourse in which various measures (such as the use of latex condoms or the practice of monogamy) are taken to avoid disease (such as AIDS) transmitted by sexual contact —called also safer sex

Examples of safe sex in a sentence

  1. a book advising young people to practice safe sex

1968

First Known Use of safe sex

1968


SAFE SEX Defined for English Language Learners

safe sex

noun

Definition of safe sex for English Language Learners

  • : sexual activity in which people protect themselves from diseases (such as AIDS) by using condoms or by other methods


Medical Dictionary

safe sex

noun

Medical Definition of safe sex

  1. :  sexual activity and especially sexual intercourse in which various measures (as the use of latex condoms or the practice of monogamy) are taken to avoid disease (as AIDS) transmitted by sexual contact—called also safer sex


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