Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sexual Intercourse – Definition

sexual intercourse
sex·u·al in·ter·course / sekSHo͞oəl intərˌkôrs /

Noun.

1. Coitus between humans; penile-vaginal penetration; male-female genital contact or coupling involving the penetration of the female’s vagina by the male’s penis

2. (Zoology) the act carried out for procreation or for pleasure in which, typically, the insertion of the male's erect penis into the female's vagina is followed by rhythmic thrusting usually culminating in orgasm.

Synonyms:  coitus, coition, copulation, mating, sexual intercourse; when done outside of marriage: fornication.

Some Examples:

1. Two men or two women cannot have sexual intercourse with each other.

2. Two opposite sex partners are needed to have sexual intercourse.

3. Sexual intercourse has always been necessary to consummate a marriage.

4. Sexual ethics require people marry before having sexual intercourse.

BACKGROUND: Sexual intercourse is the act whereby the male reproductive organ enters the female reproductive tract. Various sexual activities (foreplay) generally lead to physiological changes that progress to orgasm (climax) and resolution. If sexual intercourse is completed, semen passes from the male into the female's body. If conditions favor fertilization, a sperm joins with an egg, and pregnancy begins. Intercourse with an unwilling female is rape.







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