Definition of precoital in English:

precoital

adjective

  • Occurring before or as a preliminary to sexual intercourse.

    ‘precoital play’
    • ‘One should also note that the most consistent predictor of coital sex is precoital sex.’
    • ‘The failure rates of emergency postcoital contraception accumulate over time, and this method is not as effective as precoital birth control.’
    • ‘Among heterosexual White adolescents, Smith and Udry found an ordering of precoital activity from kissing to sexual touching outside of clothing to sexual touching underneath clothing and then to vaginal intercourse.’

Pronunciation

precoital

/priːˈkəʊɪt(ə)l/