carnal activity which might not progress to orgasm or might be foreplay participated in before orgasm. Petting behavior might consist of kissing, oral sex, caressing the breasts and genitals and putting the genitals in apposition.

PETTING BEHAVIOR: "Petting behavior is common in early adolescent relationships."
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