Definition of sexual intercourse in English:

sexual intercourse

noun

  • [mass noun] Sexual contact between individuals involving penetration, especially the insertion of a man's erect penis into a woman's vagina, typically culminating in orgasm and the ejaculation of semen.

    • ‘There had been no sexual intercourse between them, just some honest talk, understanding and affection.’
    • ‘There is growing evidence of tolerance of sexual activity other than heterosexual sexual intercourse.’
    • ‘Later on, however, she only confessed to having had sexual intercourse, without mentioning rape or force.’
    • ‘When the person to whom he spoke asked for clarification as to what he meant, he said that he had been having sexual intercourse with the complainant.’
    • ‘She described the abusive activity as full sexual intercourse as well as digital penetration.’
    • ‘Adultery is voluntary or consensual sexual intercourse between a married person and a person of the opposite sex, not being the other's spouse.’
    • ‘That is what the entire case turns on, is it not, whether or not the act is the act of sexual intercourse or the act of sexual intercourse without consent?’
    • ‘When Paul and his companions encounter some French women, they exchange food for sexual intercourse.’
    • ‘The applicant says that their sexual intercourse was consensual.’
    • ‘In short, by 1885, quite separately from rape, it was already unlawful to procure sexual intercourse by deception.’
    • ‘It is alleged by the female complainant that the accused kissed, touched, groped and had sexual intercourse without her consent.’
    • ‘Should consent to sexual intercourse be treated as an irrevocable waiver?’
    • ‘He also decried any sex education that talked about homosexuality or even sexual intercourse.’
    • ‘He blinded himself after learning that he had unknowingly killed his father and had sexual intercourse with his mother.’
    • ‘They said nothing whilst they had sexual intercourse.’
    • ‘She was guilty of committing adultery by having sexual intercourse.’
    • ‘Fetishism allows the fetishist to derive sexual pleasure where normative sexual intercourse does not.’
    • ‘It felt as though she was sexually aroused, and they had sexual intercourse.’
    • ‘He got on top of her and they had sexual intercourse.’
    intercourse, lovemaking, making love, sex act, sexual relations, anal penetration, sexual penetration, vaginal penetration
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Pronunciation:

sexual intercourse

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