Definition of sexual intercourse in US English:

sexual intercourse

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.

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

sexual intercourse

/ˈsɛkʃ(u)əl ˈɪn(t)ərˌkɔrs//ˈsekSH(o͞o)əl ˈin(t)ərˌkôrs/