Sexual Relations Law and Legal Definition

Sexual relations refer to physical sexual activity that does not necessarily end up in an intercourse. It involves touching another person in his/her private parts. However, the person who touches and the person who is touched engage in sexual relations. It is also termed as sexual activity.

It is clear that a single request to engage in sexual relations is insufficient to sustain a cause of action of divorce on the grounds of constructive abandonment. [X.J. v. F.J., 2005 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 3499 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2005)

Sexual relations between spouses separated for less than one year invalidates those obligations of the parties, pursuant to a separation agreement, that are contingent upon the requirement that the parties “live continuously separate and apart” for one year. [Higgins v. Higgins, 86 N.C. App. 513 (N.C. Ct. App. 1987)]