What is sexual relations? What is the legal definition of sex? In the United States, sex is defined as touching another person’s private parts for sexual purposes. There are many forms of sexual activity, and not all involve intercourse. But when two or more people engage in such activity, the activity is generally referred to as a sexual act. The definition of sex is complex and may change depending on the context of the relationship.
The definition of sexual relations has been interpreted differently in the courts. The legal team for the Clintons and Monica Lewinsky says that sexual relations are defined as contact of genitalia. Specifically, this contact must be intentional and is only considered sex if it is performed by a knowingly consenting person. Other types of touching are also excluded from the definition. However, in general, if someone has intentional touch of a person’s genitalia, then they are having sexual relations.