What kind of acts do you count as “real” sex? A recent article on Jezebel brings up an interesting difference in the attitudes between Americans and the French when it comes to sex. As we all know, in North America oral sex is usually treated as something sexual but it is more like a stop that is on the way to full intercourse. But in France, oral sex is treated just like intercourse. In fact, in a lot of cases it is seen as being a lot more intimate and special than regular intercourse.