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Outer Course

»  Celibacy Or Sexual Abstinence »  Withdrawl or Coitus Interruptus

Outer course-or "Alternatives to sexual intercourse"-usually refers to types of sexual intimacy which does not involve oral, vaginal, or anal sex. This may include:

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Holding hands


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Hugs


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Kisses


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Massaging


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Mutual masturbation


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Oral-genital contact


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Petting above the belt


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Petting below the belt


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Touching


A person engaging in outer course should discuss with their partner which activities they want to participate in, making sure that these activities will not put them at risk for pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV.


Advantages of Outer course

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It may be a more acceptable practice for some people's cultures or religions.


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It's fun, and there is no worry about pregnancy. For some, it's more fun than traditional intercourse.


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No fluid is deposited in the woman's vagina. There is some protection, but perhaps not total protection, against Sexually Transmitted Infections.


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Outer course can increase emotional closeness between individuals.


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Outer course is always an option...there are no supplies needed and it is free.


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There are no medical complications.


Disadvantages of Outer course

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A couple may not be prepared to protect themselves from pregnancy or Sexually Transmitted Infections if they switch to intercourse.


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One partner may really want to have intercourse. This can cause stress, and strategies should be discussed to overcome this stress.


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Oral sex can spread some sexually transmitted infections.


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This method may get either partner thinking: "Is this going to go farther than I want?" This concern may decrease their enjoyment.