Share this entry

Share this page

precoital

Syllabification: pre·co·i·tal
Pronunciation: /prēˈkōətl, ˌprēkōˈētl
 
/

Definition of precoital in English:

adjective

Occurring before or as a preliminary to sexual intercourse.
Example sentences
  • One should also note that the most consistent predictor of coital sex is precoital sex.
  • Among heterosexual White adolescents, Smith and Udry found an ordering of precoital activity from kissing to sexual touching outside of clothing to sexual touching underneath clothing and then to vaginal intercourse.
  • The failure rates of emergency postcoital contraception accumulate over time, and this method is not as effective as precoital birth control.

Derivatives

precoitally

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • They can also be used on a one-time basis precoitally.

Definition of precoital in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing