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Frottage

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Updated January 26, 2014

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Definition: The technical term for "dry humping" -- when people rub their bodies against each other. Frottage can be performed either naked or clothed.

When done clothed, it is a relatively safe form of sexual contact. When done naked, however, there may be a risk of some diseases, such as genital warts, being passed from skin to skin.

See also tribadism

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