One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Sexual intercourse in which the penis is withdrawn before ejaculation.
- ‘The unrestrained art of performance is far more fulfilling for him than stop-start filming for television, which he amusingly likens to coitus interruptus.’
- ‘What about loaded words, such as birth control, coitus interruptus, contraception, and, although Biller does not say it, family planning?’
- ‘By the late thirteenth century there were far more people living in Britain than there had been in 1086-notwithstanding the fact that men and women were familiar with coitus interruptus as a method of birth control.’
- ‘Alfreda, helpfully suggested that a good dose of cold water sploshed over the couple would shock Freddie sufficiently to bring about coitus interruptus.’
- ‘Abstention then is like a coitus interruptus, a spectacular thing to feel from a partner whom you love.’
- ‘To explain how the rate was kept low is not easy: late marriage, abstinence, prostitution, abortion, and infanticide were elements; contraception probably played the biggest part, which usually meant coitus interruptus.’
- ‘There is no coitus interruptus in Fanny Hill - the ‘balsamic fluid’ is invariably ‘inspers'd’ in the woman's ‘seat of love’.’
- ‘The vast majority of Sunni and Shii jurists believed that birth control through use of coitus interruptus was permissible, although a minority disagreed.’
- ‘Such incomplete discharge was brought about by practices like masturbation or coitus interruptus, or simply by sexual abstinence.’
- ‘He cannot understand why Gabi can't wait out nine more years, after which their marriage will cease to be a continual coitus interruptus.’
- ‘Freud insisted that neurotic behavior was the result of libido deflected from normal activity-e.g., coitus interruptus, abstinence, or unconsummated or repressed sexual excitation.’
- ‘In a detailed socio-historical analysis, Mussalam shows that birth control, particularly the method of coitus interruptus was not only permitted by the Koran and Islamic law but also widely practised in Islamic society.’
- ‘Similarly, coitus interruptus, birth control, and all other ways of avoiding conception were prohibited by the Catholic Church (and in most cases, still are).’
- ‘And large numbers of Catholics evidently believed that coitus interruptus was less gravely sinful than the use of ‘devices’ like condoms or pessaries.’
- ‘Mother Ann Lee instructed her followers, the Shakers of New York, to consistently practice coitus interruptus, thus ensuring a declining community.’
- ‘I wouldn't be a bit surprised if taking cellphone calls had become the major cause of coitus interruptus.’
- ‘Another possibility occurring to the ingenious very early in human history was the practice of coitus interruptus, whereby the man withdraws and ejaculates outside the vagina.’
From coitus + Latin interruptus ‘interrupted’.
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