Definition of coitus interruptus in English:

coitus interruptus

Line breaks: co¦itus inter|rup¦tus
Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəˈrʌptəs


[mass noun]
  • Sexual intercourse in which the penis is withdrawn before ejaculation.
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    • Such incomplete discharge was brought about by practices like masturbation or coitus interruptus, or simply by sexual abstinence.
    • What about loaded words, such as birth control, coitus interruptus, contraception, and, although Biller does not say it, family planning?
    • Another possibility occurring to the ingenious very early in human history was the practice of coitus interruptus, whereby the man withdraws and ejaculates outside the vagina.


from coitus + Latin interruptus 'interrupted'.

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