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Tribadism
Tribadism

Tribadism or tribbing is a form of mutual masturbation, sometimes called frottage, in which a woman rubs her vulva against her partner's body for sexual stimulation.[1][2] The term is most often used in the context of lesbian sex, but is not exclusive to such. Tribadism sometimes involves female-to-female genital contact, but more often refers to a female rubbing her vulva against her partner's thigh, arm or stomach. Tribadism can also refer to a masturbation technique in which a woman rubs her vulva against an inanimate object such as a bolster in an effort to achieve orgasm. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2478x3239, 443 KB) Work by Rama File links The following pages link to this file: Tribadism ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2478x3239, 443 KB) Work by Rama File links The following pages link to this file: Tribadism ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Non-penetrative sex (also known as outercourse) is sexual activity without vaginal, anal, and possibly oral penetration, as opposed to intercourse. ... The external genital organs of the female are collectively known as the vulva (plural vulvae or vulvas)[1]. In common speech, the term vagina is often used improperly to refer to the vulva or female genitals generally, even though, strictly speaking, the vagina is a specific internal structure, whereas the... A lesbian is a woman who is romantically and sexually attracted only to other women. ... Woman masturbating, 1913 drawing by Gustav Klimt. ... This article is about the pillow called a bolster. ... // An orgasm (sexual climax) is the conclusion of the plateau phase of the sexual response cycle, and is experienced by both males and females. ...

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The tribade

Tribadism was originally conceived of as lesbian penetration either with an enlarged clitoris or a strap-on dildo, generally performed by a "tribade". The tribade pre-dates the modern sexual identity of lesbianism and was originally understood as a very virile female who could also penetrate males.[3] Clitoromegaly (or macroclitoris [1]) is an abnormal enlargement of the clitoris (not to be confused with the normal enlargement of the clitoris seen during sexual arousal). ... A 2-strap harness with a multi-function dildo and an internal vibrating egg A strap-on dildo (also strap-on, dildo harness) is a dildo designed to be worn (usually in a harness) by one partner and used to penetrate another partner vaginally, anally or orally, used by both... This article is about homosexual women, not inhabitants of the Greek island of Lesbos A lesbian (lowercase L) is a homosexual woman. ...


Today, "tribade" is defined simply as "a female homosexual" or a gay female. "Tribadism" is defined either as:

1. A plural for lesbian, lesbianism
2. "A homosexual practice among women which attempts to simulate heterosexual intercourse."

Colloquialisms

Tribadism - scissoring position
Tribadism - scissoring position

Genital-genital tribadism is known by many colloquialisms such as "scissoring", "bumping donuts", "clit-clatting", "mashing cookies", "grinding beans", "touching tacos", "clam jousting", or "bumping fur." Artwork by Rama. ... Artwork by Rama. ...


See also Non-penetrative sex: Colloquialisms. Non-penetrative sex (also known as outercourse) is sexual activity without vaginal, anal, and possibly oral penetration, as opposed to intercourse. ...


Tribadism among bonobo females

Females of the bonobo species, found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, also engage in female-female genital sex, usually known as GG rubbing (genito-genital). It is the most frequent sex activity among bonobos. Females use GG rubbing to socially bond with each other, thus forming a female nucleus of bonobo society. While bonobo society is egalitarian and less violent than many other primate societies, friendships among females organizes their offspring who maintain lifelong loyalty to their mothers. In this way, females often have more influence in group decisions.[4] For other uses, see Bonobo (disambiguation). ... Egalitarianism (derived from the French word égal, meaning equal or level) is a political doctrine that holds that all people should be treated as equals from birth. ...


Tribadism in popular culture

  • The glam pop band Scissor Sisters derive their name from the scissoring position.
  • Other bands named after tribadism include Scissorfight and the lesbian punk band Tribe 8.
  • Genital-genital tribadism was depicted three times during the "D-Yikes!" episode of the cartoon South Park, referred to in that episode as "scissoring."

The acronym LAMP (or L.A.M.P.) refers to a set of free software programs commonly used together to run dynamic Web sites or servers: Linux, the operating system; Apache, the Web server; MySQL, the database management system (or database server); Perl, PHP, Python, and/or Primate (mod mono... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... The Scissor Sisters are an American alternative band who formed in 2001. ... Scissorfight is a hardcore rock band hailing from New Hampshire named after a lesbian sex position. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Tribe 8 is an all-women outspoken dyke punk band from San Francisco, USA. Considered one of the first queercore groups, they take their name from the practice of tribadism. ... D-Yikes! is episode 1106 (#159) of Comedy Centrals animated comedy series South Park. ... This article is about the TV series. ...

References

  1. ^ Cathy Winks and Anne Semans (2002). The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex, Third Edition, Cleis Press. ISBN 1573441589. 
  2. ^ Lesbian Sex Question: Tribadism, accessed 18 Dec 2006.
  3. ^ David M. Halperin "homosexuality" (pp. 722-3) in The Oxford Classical Dictionary, third edition, 1996, ISBN 0-19-866172-X
  4. ^ Bonobo Sex and Society, accessed 7 Aug 2007.

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Tribadism Information (479 words)
Therefore for the Greeks, the term "tribadism" more-or-less referred to a woman using a strap-on dildo.
Tribadism was the closest cultural equivalent in classical literature to what we now call lesbianism, and consequently has historically been used as a synonym.
Some musical bands are named after tribadism, such as the Scissor Sisters, Scissorfight, and the lesbian punk band Tribe 8.
Tribadism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (514 words)
Therefore for the Greeks, the term "tribadism" more-or-less referred to a woman using a strap-on dildo.
Tribadism was the closest cultural equivalent in classical literature to what we now call lesbianism, and consequently has historically been used as a synonym.
The English verb to trib derives from an abbreviation of tribadism.
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