sexual intercourse

noun

Definition of sexual intercourse

1 : heterosexual intercourse involving penetration of the vagina by the penis : coitus
2 : intercourse (such as anal or oral intercourse) that does not involve penetration of the vagina by the penis

Examples of sexual intercourse in a Sentence

  1. a doctor who is accused of having sexual intercourse with one of his patients

  2. many people believe that it's best to wait to experience sexual intercourse until you're mature enough to handle it

First Known Use of sexual intercourse

1753


SEXUAL INTERCOURSE Defined for English Language Learners

sexual intercourse

noun

Definition of sexual intercourse for English Language Learners

  • : sexual activity between two people; especially : sexual activity in which a man puts his penis into the vagina of a woman


Medical Dictionary

sexual intercourse

noun

medical Definition of sexual intercourse

1 : heterosexual intercourse involving penetration of the vagina by the penis : coitus
2 : intercourse (as anal or oral intercourse) that does not involve penetration of the vagina by the penis


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