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American Sign Language:  "s e x"


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 audience was).
 



2015/08/05:
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.



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