S E X:
This is the basic sign for "s e x." Touch an X hand to your upper
cheek then pull it off your cheek, move it down a bit, and touch your cheek
again (all in one smooth motion). This sign is often used in references to
gender rather than "having" s e x.
Dr. Bill's Notes:
Why do I put spaces between the letters when I type s e x on this page?
It is simply because various "censors" might misunderstand the use of the or
the intention of this page. This is a dictionary site.
There are many signs for s e x.
I may or may not get around to listing them all here. Depends. Lots of
schools use my site and lots of homeschooling parents (of young children) do
so too. So, I want to be sensitive to their situation.
Seems to me that in the old days when interpreting in public, interpreters
would simply spell the letters S E X (depending on how juvenile their
S_X-(non-emotionally-attached) ["B" to "A" hands version] The interpreter
commented that a novice interpreter had used this sign as a general sign for
S_X. Upon informing the novice interpreter that the connotation of the sign
was "of a one night stand" (devoid of attachment) and not the way the novice
was using it, the novice interpreter became defensive and indicated, "My ASL
teacher said that it is the sign for s_x."). The skilled interpreter
lamented (to me) that it was "sad" that the novice was not receptive to
guidance regarding the nuances of the sign.