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1. mutual exchange.
sexual intercourse
1. coitus.
2. any physical contact between two individuals involving stimulation of the genital organs of at least one.

sex·u·al in·ter·course

coitophobia, cypridophobia.

sexual intercourse

1. Sexual union between a male and a female involving insertion of the penis into the vagina.
2. Sexual activity that includes insertion of the penis into the anus or mouth.

sexual intercourse

See coitus.
The act in which the external male reproductive organ—penis—enters the external/accessible female reproductive tract—vagina


Sexual union.
Synonym(s): coition, copulation (1) , pareunia, sexual intercourse.

sexual intercourse

1. The totality of the physical and mental interplay between humans in which the explicit or implicit goal is bodily union and, ideally, the expression of love and affection.


mutual exchange.

sexual intercourse


pertaining to sex.

sexual behavior
includes masturbation, courtship, mating, estral display.
sexual cycle
estral cycle.
sexual differentiation
identification of the sex of a patient is done usually by an examination of external genitalia; preparation and examination of a karyotype is the preferred laboratory method.
sexual dimorphism
differences in structure or physical characteristics between males and females of the same species, e.g. horns in some breeds of sheep, feather coat color in many species of birds.
sexual intercourse
see mating.
sexual maturity
capable of mating. Occurs at different ages in different species and in different races and even breeds.
sexual receptivity
behavioral changes in female animals at the time of estrus; involves acceptance of male efforts at copulation and, in some species, actively seeking the male.
sexual rest
circumstances in which no sexual intercourse takes place.

Patient discussion about sexual intercourse

Q. what tests do i need to do to check that i don't have HIV? and how long does it take to get an answer? i had unprotected sex with this girl i met , and i am really afraid , things just happened really quickly and we had sex and i did not use condom , what should i do ?

A. If you think that you have HIV or you just want to be sure, you should go to your nearest clinic and get tested. They will know what tests you would need to take. Some clinics even do this kind of testing for free. Here is a website on different testings a nd prices: You should always use precaution when having intercourse. You can never be to safe. Hope this helps.

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Moreover, hormones such as 11-KT are strong enough to cause development of a gonopodium in female mosquitofish and modify reproductive behaviors (Krotzer, 1990).
Reproductive behavior and mating system of the temperate wrasse, Halichoeres semicinctus.
Men's reproductive behaviors, rather than solely the product of individual decisions, occur within an ecological context that must be carefully investigated.
This is the first description of reproductive behavior and sounds produced by male C.
We identified 95 distinct behavioral acts, of which 16 were related to reproductive behavior, mainly parental care (Table 2).
Little is known about reproductive behavior of Dionda.
Perhaps because attention has been focused more on male traits and less on female preference, some critical assumptions regarding reproductive behavior in this lycosid model system remain untested.
15 /PRNewswire/ -- Current trends in reproductive behavior differ sharply between regions and should not be confused, says Population Council vice president John Bongaarts.
The team found reproductive behavior and success to be a more sensitive end point than fish mortality for measuring chemical contamination in urban streams.
Buchanan, a frog researcher also at Utica, have found that sudden exposure to artificial light can cause nocturnal frogs to suspend normal feeding and reproductive behavior and sit motionless long after the light has been turned off.
Zebra mussels, for example, reproduce so quickly, are so hardy, and (for a mussel) are so aggressive--as many as 10,000 have been found affixed to the shell of one native mussel--that they suppress native mussels' movement, feeding, and reproductive behavior.