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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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So, while senses of forced coition and mass killing predominate, Lucrece's impassioned speech might incorporate and evoke a far greater range of violence than is initially inferred.
This can lead to symptoms including dysmenorrhoea, pelvic pain, painful coition, heavy periods and infertility.
Pregnancy can then occur no matter what the position of coition. If women emitted directly into the womb they would never conceive no matter what position they assumed, because their seed would fail to mix with the man's.
Their first real sexual encounter begins tenderly, but once Desi becomes more assertive, straddling her lover and repositioning herself to enhance her own pleasure, Odin begins to view his girlfriend, and the coition, differently.
A color is "a manner of vibrating and filling space," of attracting attention to objects, as flowers attract bees, making perception, says Maurice Merleau-Ponty, "a mutual interaction, an intercourse, 'a coition, so to speak, of my body with things'" (qtd.
Her desire and its venom, the mesmeric, potent and lethal fluid of the id, the dyad of the bed, coition and even meiosis link Herakles, Nessus, Deianira and Iole in a tetrad of trauma contending around the marriage bed.
When Charles and Celia meet again after two years of separation, Waugh suggests a dismal coition: "We lay in our twin beds, a yard or two distant, smoking" (231).
This is not for the same reason as monks and other followers of the spiritual life abstain from it: they say that meat must be avoided because all flesh is born of coition, and therefore they think it unclean." In 1208, Pope Innocent III declared war, in the form of the Albigensian Crusade, against the vegetarian infidels, and tens of thousands were slaughtered in defense of carnivorous Christianity.
The school and he were joined by a painful reluctant coition, a passionless coition that leaves everything to regret, nothing to love, everything to hate, but cannot destroy the idea: we are one body.
The terrified teen then outlined in great detail the oral coition and forced intercourse subjected by Polanski before eventually being driven home by the defendant in tears.