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Sexual stimulation or activity between partners without anal or vaginal penetration.


sexual activity between partners that does not include actual penetration
[C20: outer + (inter)course]


(ˈaʊ tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs)
sexual activity between two or more people that does not involve penetration.
[1990–95; see intercourse]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outercourse - sexual stimulation without vaginal penetration; "since pregnancy cannot happen if sperm are kept out of the vagina, outercourse is one method of birth control"
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
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Many older couples who aren't having rock-hard sex have discovered the joys of outercourse, like oral sex, and being adventurous in other ways.
7) See her autobiography, Outercourse, for an account of Daly's upbringing in a working-class Irish Catholic household in New York State, and ongoing struggles with Catholic education systems; and Janice Raymond's 'Mary Daly: a decade of academic harassment and feminist survival' for an early depiction of Daly's struggles with Boston College.
Because outercourse doesn't proceed in a prescribed order, neither partner can predict what the other will come up with or what they might come up with together.
I'm in the middle of Outercourse, her autobiography.
Outercourse is the umbrella term for any kind of sex play that doesn't involve oral or traditional sex, but still manage to offer sexual gratification for lovers involved in the act.
If intercourse is painful and/or male partners don't get erections readily, consider taking the focus of sex off of intercourse and indulge in the much-heralded pleasures of outercourse, which includes every sexual activity except penis-in-vagina sex.
Behavioral methods of birth control include 1) abstinence; 2) outercourse (masturbation and alternatives to penile-vaginal intercourse), 3) coitus interruptus (withdrawal of the penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation), 4) fertility awareness (avoiding sexual intercourse during the fertile period of the ovarian cycle), and 5) extended breast-feeding (prolongs lactational amenorrhea).
There are three options that cost nothing and could protect each of those I million women from having unprotected sex tonight: abstinence, outercourse, and withdrawal.