contrectation

noun

con·​trec·​ta·​tion ˌkän-(ˌ)trek-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce contrectation (audio)
: the initial stage of the sexual act concerned with manual contact and tumescence

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“Contrectation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/contrectation. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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