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coitus

 [ko´ĭ-tus]
sexual union by vagina between male and female; usually applied to the mating process in human beings. adj., adj co´ital.
coitus incomple´tus (coitus interrup´tus) coitus in which the penis is withdrawn from the vagina before ejaculation, a widely used but unreliable method of contraception.
coitus reserva´tus coitus in which ejaculation of semen is intentionally suppressed.

co·i·tus

(kō'i-tŭs), Avoid the mispronunciations kō-ē'tus, kō-ī'tus, and koy'tus.
Sexual union between male and female.
[L.]

co·i·tus

(kō'i-tŭs)
Sexual union.
Synonym(s): coition, copulation (1) , pareunia, sexual intercourse.
[L.]

coition

coitus.
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There may be a yellow-green leucorrhoea accompanied by a localised feeling of stinging or burning, and painful coition.
White as The Book of Beasts) remarks that "Human industry, to be sure, has forced unlikely animals to coition, and has thus produced a new sort by the adulterous mixture.
William Harvey restates the standard theory concisely, if only to refute and offer a vitalist alternative to it: "All Physitians, following Galen, teach, that out of the Seed of Male and Female mingled in Coition, according to the predominant power of this, or that, the Child resembles either this, or that Parent, and is also either Male or Female.
Holy the Landscape lacks all inhibition: Wind, rain, and flowers enact ecstatic coition.
Extrapolations from the mechanics of heterosexual coition are at the root of such formulations, with "penetrability" constructed as a fundamentally female trait in Roman humor.
Of course, evilminded, one can catch--passim again--the stops and starts of coition or love: "Afternoontime swallows everything / In the time between two and six [Swedish "sex," a pun?
Veihi's conviction, three counts of sodomy and one of oral coition, was reduced from twenty years to seven, and later a Christmas clemency reduced his sentence to five years, three months.
Creative perception involves what he calls "a coition.
31) The Serat takes little interest in the philosophical-mystical intricacies of the impregnation-gestation-birth triad, but as the detailed rules for choosing a sexual partner and performing the sexual act make clear, it emphasises that the act of coition should not be taken lightly.
Forbidden to eat anything derived from coition, except for fish, they were for practical purposes vegetarian.
The religion of orgasm: utilitarianism projected into sex life, efficiency versus indolence, coition reduced to an obstacle to be got past as quickly as possible in order to reach an ecstatic explosion, the only true goal of love-making and the universe.
The Duke of Clarence and the unfortunate Dorothy Jordan are the subject of the masterful simplicity and extreme obscenity of Lubber's Hole (November 1791), and even this is upstaged by the universal simplicity of Fashionable Contrasts (January 1792) which focuses on the feet of Frederica and the Duke of York as they engage in coition after their recent marriage.