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unsafe sex Line breaks: un¦safe sex

Definition of unsafe sex in English:


[mass noun]
Sexual activity in which precautions are not taken to reduce the risk of spreading sexually transmitted diseases, especially AIDS.
Example sentences
  • Of the remainder, many men often or mostly have safe sex but ‘lapse’ from time to time, and some have unsafe sex or have abandoned safe sex altogether.
  • Second, the results of this research suggest that first-time workers represent a group who have a significant risk of experiencing unsafe sex while at a holiday centre.
  • Two participants attributed unsafe sex to sexual assault.

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