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coitus reservatus

Line breaks: co¦itus re¦ser|va¦tus
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛzəˈvɑːtəs
 
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Definition of coitus reservatus in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The postponement or avoidance of ejaculation, to prolong sexual intercourse.
Example sentences
  • I recommend him to drink - as the locals did - Marsala with the yolks of eggs stirred into it, and wear a medal of San Rocco, patron of coitus reservatus, which could be had in religious-supply shops.
  • Some occult groups in the 19th and 20th centuries used Tantric coitus reservatus for various reasons.
  • Older women of Oneida initiated boys into the art of coitus reservatus and older men instructed the young women.

Origin

from coitus + Latin reservatus 'reserved, kept'.

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