Definition of coitus interruptus in US English:

coitus interruptus


  • Sexual intercourse in which the penis is withdrawn before ejaculation.

    • ‘Similarly, coitus interruptus, birth control, and all other ways of avoiding conception were prohibited by the Catholic Church (and in most cases, still are).’
    • ‘The vast majority of Sunni and Shii jurists believed that birth control through use of coitus interruptus was permissible, although a minority disagreed.’
    • ‘The unrestrained art of performance is far more fulfilling for him than stop-start filming for television, which he amusingly likens to coitus interruptus.’
    • ‘Alfreda, helpfully suggested that a good dose of cold water sploshed over the couple would shock Freddie sufficiently to bring about coitus interruptus.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What about loaded words, such as birth control, coitus interruptus, contraception, and, although Biller does not say it, family planning?’
    • ‘Abstention then is like a coitus interruptus, a spectacular thing to feel from a partner whom you love.’
    • ‘Such incomplete discharge was brought about by practices like masturbation or coitus interruptus, or simply by sexual abstinence.’
    • ‘And large numbers of Catholics evidently believed that coitus interruptus was less gravely sinful than the use of ‘devices’ like condoms or pessaries.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Mother Ann Lee instructed her followers, the Shakers of New York, to consistently practice coitus interruptus, thus ensuring a declining community.’
    • ‘There is no coitus interruptus in Fanny Hill - the ‘balsamic fluid’ is invariably ‘inspers'd’ in the woman's ‘seat of love’.’
    • ‘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.’


From coitus + Latin interruptus ‘interrupted’.


coitus interruptus

/ˌkōədəs in(t)əˈrəptəs//ˌkoʊədəs ɪn(t)əˈrəptəs/