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(ˈkoʊ ɪ təs)

sexual intercourse, esp. between a man and a woman.
[1705–15; < Latin: a coming together, uniting, sexual intercourse =coi- (see coition) + -tus suffix of v. action]
co′i•tal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coition - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a womancoition - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
defloration - the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse)
insemination - the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female
hank panky - illicit sexual intercourse
penetration - the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman
criminal congress, unlawful carnal knowledge - forbidden or tabu sexual intercourse between individuals


, coitus
n (form)Koitus m, → Akt m
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Indeed, forced coition has a long history of being described indirectly.
Far from merely limning penetrative intercourse, these texts, liberated from the imperative to maintain a veneer of propriety, rove across a startling range of territory: women's suffrage, physical disability and sexual impairment, secret sex societies, interspecies coition, India-rubber dildos, slave rape in the West Indies, duels, mock crucifixions, Turkish harems, prophylactic devices, friendships ratified by the exchange of pubic hair-the list goes on.
SORINA HIGGINS'S COITION OF WILLIAMS'S "DRAMATIC POEM" or play The Chapel of the Thorn might be just the place to begin.
His internalization of middle-class values--his belief in "feminine sanctities"--limits his ability to enjoy the primal, transformative experience of sexual coition that, the novel implies (and Lawrence argues explicitly in later writings), is the true endpoint of development.
Another metaphysical serpent symbol is the ouroboros, the snake devouring its own tail, symbolising the cyclical and the eternal but also coition and thus the source of life.
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Much of his time is spent in learning the spells that every young man must purchase--magic to protect him from the effects of coition .
1989) ("A ceremonial marriage is valid notwithstanding that it is not consummated by coition.
He that undertakes the duty of the pilgrimage during them must abstain from coition, ungodliness and acrimonious dispute, and whatever good you do, Allah is aware of it.
any and all carnal copulation or sexual joining and coition that is devious and abnormal because it is contrary to the natural traits and/or instincts intended by nature, and therefore does not conform to the order ordained by nature.
15) which rouses Adriano and prompts him to pick his way through the dark to the bathroom is a desire to empty his bladder, it may be said that both young men were guided through the dark by a desire linked to their groins--a parallelism which strips Pinuccio's desire of its romantic pretensions by implicitly comparing the act of excretion to that of coition.
This can lead to symptoms including dysmenorrhoea, pelvic pain, painful coition, heavy periods and infertility.