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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]
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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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Outercourse in general terms is everything that does not involve penetration including hot talk, erotic fantasies, sensual massages, showering or bathing together and phone sex.
He argued Turner was only engaged in "outercourse," a "version of safe sex" with no "penile contact," Multhaup explained, the Palo Alto Weekly reported.
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.
(22.) Mary Daly, Outercourse: The Be-Dazzling Voyage (San Francisco: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992), 41.
She defines 'outercourse', for instance, as the spinning out of feminists into a new conception of time resistant to any straightforward linearity:
For other authorities citing the connection between communication and pleasure, consistent with our notion of clitoral fantasy, see JUDITH LEVINE, HARMFUL TO MINORS: THE PERILS OF PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM SEX 195 (2002) ("Outercourse necessitates communication and therefore increases the likelihood of consent.
Far more intriguing is the story of how a nice Catholic girl from Schenectady, New York, where she was born on October 16, 1928, transformed herself into a "revolting hag" whose advice to posterity is "sin big." Fortunately, Daly herself recounted this tale of wonders in Outercourse: The Be-Dazzling Voyage (1992) and in "Sin Big," an autobiographical essay published in the February 26, 1996, issue of The New Yorker.
Popular, seemingly safe practices such as "outercourse" are therefore capable of resulting in HPV infection, as is manual manipulation (Burchell, Winer, San Jose, & Franco, 2006).
Washington, July 7 (ANI): People who do not want to go all the way to sexual intercourse can still be more sexual, more intimate, and even more orgasmic with their lover, thanks to what sex experts call an "outercourse".
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.
The naked embrace--flesh against flesh--is a very powerful part of the erotic experience." The term Sugrue uses is "outercourse"--heavy foreplay for its own sake, not as preparation for full intercourse.
To connote the choice to abstain only from the 3 most risky sexual behaviors (RSB), that is, vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, and oral sex, educators could revive the term "outercourse" or talk about "RSB abstinence" or "RSB abstinence with partner-pleasuring." They could talk about "vaginal intercourse abstinence" to refer to the decision to simply refrain from vaginal-penile intercourse.