Inspired by its use in this question: My son has been offered money by a classmate, if he would pull down his underwear

Doesn't have a description, and it's used to cover a variety of sexual-issues:

  • Sexual intercourse for parents
  • Teen children interested in sex
  • Masturbation
  • Childhood sex play
  • Events that may have been sexual in nature
  • Sexuality and sexual orientation
  • Sex education

How should we describe this tag? Should we make more than one, to differentiate between some of these uses?

Will better-described tags help facilitate discussion of these often-more-difficult topics?


and have had wiki tag edits proposed and accepted.

  • 2
    I was wondering how the front page was all sex-ed :-)
    – Rory Alsop Mod
    Commented Apr 6, 2015 at 19:36
  • @RoryAlsop I did that after I posted the update, but I'd meant to do it as soon as the wiki tag went through. I've limited time lately (end of semester!)
    – user11394
    Commented Apr 6, 2015 at 21:44

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I would suggest that the tag be limited to questions about sex-the-activity, including from your list:

  1. Sexual intercourse for parents
  2. Teen children interested in sex
  3. Masturbation
  4. Childhood sex play
  5. Events that may have been sexual in nature

But not including:

  1. Sexuality and sexual orientation - conevert to or similar
  2. Sex education - convert to

I think the first set will be somewhat unavoidable to all be linked to this tag, though I don't object to also having some more specific tags for a couple of them; since many of these questions will come from newer users, they'll expect to be applicable, and I think that's okay.

2,3,4 will be covered by age-specific tags as most of those questions are about the same thing at different ages - exploring sexuality - and it's reasonable to link them together (sometimes the same answers apply even at different ages). 5 I don't completely understand, but either will be part of sexual exploration or will be more like sexual abuse or similar (which should get a tag more like if it doesn't already). 1 would also have an 'age specific' tag .

  • 5 is meant to refer to the question linked at the beginning of my question. There may have been something sexual going on there.
    – user11394
    Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 16:09
  • Ah, okay. That question seems clearly related to childhood exploration of sexuality to me so I didn't think of that.
    – Joe
    Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 16:10
  • I have proposed a wiki tag edit for "sex" based on this, and also for "sex-education" (since it already had 1 question).
    – user11394
    Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 21:09

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