It is self-abuse that leads gradually to the production of pain in defloration.
The extreme psychic importance of the manner in which the act of defloration is accomplished is strongly emphasized by Adler.
Watts, V. M. Growth and fruiting responses to pruning and defloration of tomato plants.
defloration thus has its powerful fascination in the respect consciously or unconsciously felt for woman's chastity.
The lust of fornication is more grievous as it verges to the desire of varieties and of defloration, n. 454.
Why are there no external symptoms of defloration, nor any pathognomick of the loss of virginity but a big belly?
Martineau118 reports cases in which defloration had been effected at the age of nine or ten years.
The lust of fornication is more grievous, as it verges to the desire of varieties and of defloration.
Soone after came her invisible servants, and presented to her such things as were necessary for her defloration.
late 14c., "culling of the finest passages from books," from Old French desfloracion (14c.), from Latin deflorationem "plucking of flowers," also "taking of (a woman's) virginity," noun of action from past participle stem of deflorare (see deflower). Cf. also anthology. Also used in Middle English with reference to virginity from c.1400.