There are many sexual activities with outercourse that don’t involve sexual intercourse:
- Acting out sexual fantasies
- Using sex toys
- Oral sex
- Anal sex
Kissing: You can explore kissing different body parts.
Masturbation: You can give yourself pleasure by touching your own genitals. You can give your partner pleasure by touching their genitals. You can watch your partner masturbate or masturbate while your partner watches, which is a great way to learn what kind of touching you each like.
Rubbing: You can rub your body with your partner’s body. Many couples find it pleasurable and can even orgasm when they rub their genitals together. Body-to-body rubbing is sometimes also called grinding, dry humping, or frottage.
Acting out sexual fantasies: You can share or act out fantasies that turn you on with your partner. Or perhaps your might want to watch a sexy film or read a sexy story together.
Using sex toys: You can use a vibrator or dildo to explore and caress your body or your partner’s body. If you want to share your toy with your partner, and you’re using a toy to go into a vagina or an anus, it is important to put a condom on the toy. For each partner, use a new condom on your sex toy.
Oral sex: You can explore your partner’s genitals by using your mouth. You won’t get pregnant by performing or receiving oral sex, but you can pass on an infection. If you’re a guy, you can prevent passing on an infection by using a condom. If you’re a girl, you can prevent passing on an infection by using plastic wrap (or a condom cut into a square) to cover your genitals.
Anal sex: You can explore your partner’s buttocks, anus, and rectum by touching them with your fingers, mouth, genitals, or with toys. You won’t get pregnant having anal sex, but it’s even easier to pass on an infection. Using a condom or to cover your fingers or genitals can greatly reduce the risk of passing on an infection.