coitus interruptus

noun
coitus in·​ter·​rup·​tus | \ -ˌin-tə-ˈrəp-təs How to pronounce coitus interruptus (audio) \

Definition of coitus interruptus

: coitus in which the penis is withdrawn prior to ejaculation to prevent the deposit of sperm into the vagina

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Recent Examples on the Web The question of sperm in precum usually comes up in reference to the pull-out method, also known as the withdrawal method (and coitus interruptus—sounds like a dinosaur, but OK). Kasandra Brabaw, SELF, "Can You Get Pregnant From Precum?," 7 Mar. 2019 You were beaten by coitus interruptus imposed by the Church. Dana Snitzky, Longreads, "Hemingway’s Last Girl," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of coitus interruptus

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coitus interruptus

borrowed from New Latin, "interrupted sexual intercourse"

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The first known use of coitus interruptus was in 1886

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“Coitus interruptus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coitus%20interruptus. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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coitus interruptus

noun
coitus in·​ter·​rup·​tus | \ -ˌint-ə-ˈrəp-təs How to pronounce coitus interruptus (audio) \

Medical Definition of coitus interruptus

: coitus in which the penis is withdrawn prior to ejaculation to prevent the deposit of sperm in the vagina

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