Definition of foreplay
1 : erotic stimulation preceding sexual intercourse
2 : action or behavior that precedes an event
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One species in particular is known for its less than happy foreplay.
Calling it foreplay in that sense is heteronormative.
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First Known Use of foreplay
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Definition of foreplay for English Language Learners
: sexual actions (such as kissing and touching) that people do with each other before they have sex
Medical Definition of foreplay
: erotic stimulation preceding sexual intercourse
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