Definition of foreplay in English:

foreplay

noun

mass noun
  • Sexual activity that precedes intercourse.

    ‘he enjoyed flirting and foreplay’
    • ‘They may assume that women only enjoy foreplay and not intercourse.’
    • ‘It sounds like you just need to get more creative in your sex life with foreplay, new techniques, or even sex toys.’
    • ‘More clothing was removed during their session, but their sexual foreplay came to a halt soon.’
    • ‘Thus, the length of foreplay may influence the duration of intercourse and vice versa.’
    • ‘Consider it a hip-hop equivalent of sexually frustrated, adolescent foreplay.’
    • ‘For some women, longer foreplay and shorter intercourse may feel less like a disappointment than a bonanza.’
    • ‘The men and women did not differ in the duration of their ideal scripts for foreplay.’
    • ‘STIs can often be passed on during intimate physical contact as well as full sexual intercourse, including sexual foreplay, anal, and oral sex.’
    • ‘My advice would be to make foreplay and togetherness the focus and let things happen.’
    • ‘Massage can be used as part of foreplay, or to help you get rid of stress.’
    • ‘He also agreed he and other writers discussed sexual conduct and foreplay in the writers' room and break room.’
    • ‘We used the performance script for foreplay in place of the performance script for intercourse.’
    • ‘Prolonged foreplay can enhance sexual arousal in both men and women.’
    • ‘She nods in commiseration, and I realize that talking about exes at a party like this may be an acceptable form of foreplay.’
    • ‘We found that women underestimated the average man's desired duration of foreplay and intercourse.’
    • ‘For all four medicines, sexual foreplay is needed to start the arousal process.’
    • ‘The Prophet even advocated foreplay and stressed the importance of sexual relations within marriage.’
    • ‘I don't much care for the kind of extended foreplay that's typically recommended.’
    • ‘The sapphic act is that: a performance that is part of heterosexual foreplay.’
    • ‘Quips and quarrels are often seen as foreplay with the direct Aries.’

Pronunciation

foreplay

/ˈfɔːpleɪ/