The crime of having forced sexual intercourse with someone without their consent. See Rape.

Rape Trauma Syndrome:
The emotional and physical consequences one experiences after being sexually assaulted.

Rapid Orgasm:
When a woman climaxes more quickly than her partner and loses interest in continued sex play.

Rectovaginal Exam:
Physical examination of the reproductive organs and the tissues that separate the vagina and rectum. Usually part of an annual GYN exam.

The last segment of the large intestine before the anus.

Refractory Period:
The time after ejaculation during which a man is not able to have an erection.

Reproductive Cell:
The cell (ovum in women, sperm in men), when joined with it's opposite cell, is capable of reproduction.

The period after orgasm in which the body returns to a nonstimulated state. The last stage in the sexual response cycle. See stages of an orgasm.

Retrograde Ejaculation:
An ejaculation from the prostate into the bladder.

"Rhythm" Method:
An old, not very effective method of birth control. See Calendar Method in Birth Control.

Roe v. Wade:
The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

Role Play:
Acting out a fantasy with a sexual partner.



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