sexual intercourse

sexual intercourse

noun
genital contact, especially the insertion of the penis into the vagina followed by orgasm; coitus; copulation.

Origin:
1790–1800

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sexual intercourse
 
n
the act carried out for procreation or for pleasure in which, typically, the insertion of the male's erect penis into the female's vagina is followed by rhythmic thrusting usually culminating in orgasm; copulation; coitusRelated: venereal
 
Related: venereal

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sexual intercourse n.

  1. Coitus between humans.

  2. Sexual union between humans involving genital contact other than vaginal penetration by the penis.

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