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sexual intercourse

the act carried out for procreation or for pleasure in which the insertion of the male's erect penis into the female's vagina is followed by rhythmic thrusting usually culminating in orgasm; copulation; coitus
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About 100 years ago researchers argued that copulating animals are at a higher risk of being discovered and, consequently, being eaten by a predator.
In her earlier work, testosterone-dosed chicks attacked or started copulating behaviors with what they saw with the left eye but not with the right.
Artists have appropriated porn imagery in work ranging from Richard Prince's mid-'80s "Entertainers," electric-colored photos of porn stars, to Sue Williams' blood-and-guts paintings of copulating couples, to the output of a host of lesser-known artists, including Tom Burr, Jeff Burton, and Aura Rosenberg.
The study also revealed that mating pairs spent more time copulating if the female did so.
BMX XXX is the first mainstream game to feature prostitutes and pimps as major characters, mixed in with extreme bike stunts and images of copulating pink poodles.
Males, in contrast, usually take off after copulating.
With these self-invented Tarot equivalents Bruly Bouabre clearly wishes to proverbialize the universe, seeking in animals (there is an engaging series of copulating beasts) and humans, and the signs seen in stones, orange rinds, kola nuts, and clouds, the ultimate writings of the initiative of God.
They spend their days "eating and copulating and defecating," said Colloff.
You may not believe it but they do a lot more than pass round videos of couples caught copulating on CCTV.
When prevented from copulating for a week, a male would ejaculate several times into the dead female.
His fungi stink of art and art school, and his copulating wasps (actually drawings of wasps), scanned, combined, layered, and colored, are minimonsters many times removed (through linear abstraction and mechanical reproduction) from their referents.
Once a female has allowed a courting male to mount, and after an initial phase of apparent harmony, copulating pairs enter an obvious conflict phase wherein females conspicuously attempt to dislodge the mounting male by vigorously kicking with their hind legs, flicking their wings or attempting to move away.