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heavy petting

Informal. intense petting that involves mutual stimulation of the genitals but not sexual intercourse. Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for heavy-petting

stimulating sexual contact between two people just short of intercourse


In high school, teenagers experiment with heavy petting.

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heavy petting

noun phrase

Very passionate kissing, fondling, etc, stopping short of the sex act proper (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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