Definition of postcoital in English:



  • Occurring or done after sexual intercourse.

    ‘postcoital contraception’
    • ‘The generally accepted medical practice in the use of the coil as a post-coital contraceptive device is that it may properly be introduced at any time up to the 20th day.’
    • ‘There we were, viewing Miller's speech through a post-coital haze, when I said it: ‘OK, I have a deal for you.’’
    • ‘It has a vaguely post-coital ring to it - one almost feels one should be lighting a cigarette for her.’
    • ‘It should be called emergency contraceptive pills or post-coital contraception and refers to a special use of birth control pills in high dose.’
    • ‘Interestingly, tamoxifen was originally invented in the UK as a post-coital contraceptive.’
    • ‘My own practice picked up the pieces after a patient was given inaccurate information about post-coital contraceptives.’
    • ‘It's shorthand for creativity/idleness, relaxation/nervousness, seduction / post-coital bliss, and a host of other contradictory cinematic moods.’
    • ‘But do they mean it or is it just post-coital reassurance?’
    • ‘In the course of the journey, she reflects on her first sexual relationship, in which she apparently gleaned more emotional security from post-coital cigarettes than from her lover.’
    • ‘Police caught them in flagrante, or maybe in grass-stained, post-coital repose.’
    • ‘The Three Ages of Man, with its blatantly phallic flute and sexually sated putti, is a post-coital reflection on mortality.’
    • ‘His post-coital fun was motivated by a deep-seated fear that his lovers might one day leave him.’
    • ‘Did he have a post-coital heart attack - the authors note no one ever said he was in bed alone - that led to the head bumping?’
    • ‘Keep your cigarettes for post-coital conversations.’
    • ‘Although I have to say that post-coital head-stands don't really engender the closeness that one usually likes to experience after a ride on the carnal carousel.’
    • ‘Related developments are the ‘morning after’ pill, a post-coital contraceptive, and the so-far unfulfilled hope of a ‘male pill’.’
    • ‘Carol's comment struck Jack as oddly insightful, but all he said aloud was: ‘This is one of the weirder post-coital talks I've had.’’
    • ‘Services include prophylactic treatment for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing and post-coital contraceptive service, and referral for STI screening.’
    • ‘That same exhilaration rolls like a cooling fog into the sun outside the studio as the audience - with lazy, satisfied, post-coital smiles on their lips - drifts out into the streets.’
    • ‘A recent survey of black and Latina women in the U.S. found only 8 percent had some knowledge of post-coital contraception.’