tribadism


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trib·ade

(trĭb′əd)
n. Archaic
A woman who rubs her vulva against another woman for sexual pleasure; a lesbian.

[French, from Latin tribas, tribad-, from Greek, from trībein, to rub; see tribology.]

trib′a·dism n.

tribadism

(ˈtrɪbədˌɪzəm)
n
a lesbian practice in which one partner lies on top of the other and simulates the male role in heterosexual intercourse

tribadism, tribady

a sexual activity between women that imitates heterosex-ual intercourse. — tribade, n. — tribadic, adj.
See also: Homosexuality
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tribadism - a form of lesbianism that simulates heterosexual intercourse
lesbianism, sapphism - female homosexuality
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FXBoi had just split from their (FXBoi's preferred pronoun) previous band and was on the musical rebound when they met Pizza Cupcake, who joked that FXBoi should write a song about tribadism (aka scissoring).
My lover wanted us to perform tribadism, stare into each other's eyes, and orgasm simultaneously.
The only term with more transhistorical and transcultural reach, I argued, is "tribade," because many languages and cultures conceptualize women who desired and had sex with women as engaging in the rubbing of bodies that in English is known as tribadism.
1c]-A woman engages in tribadism and the girl became pregnant, or a lesbian relationship with a girl.
31) It was simply that their conception was a very particular one: it entailed tribadism, (32) literally 'rubbing: but referring most often to penetration, whether by a dildo or an extra-large clitoris.
Sodomy and tribadism are not, in fact, of recent date [.
52) It described mutual masturbation techniques, cunnilingus and tribadism, anal-lingus and dildo/strap-on use.
He learns that virtually any erotic act possible between two or more people, be it tribadism or coprophagia, is now possible to arrange, and with little difficulty.