- sexual stimulation of one's partner, usually as a prelude to sexual intercourse.
Origin of foreplay
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Examples from the Web for foreplay
Dirty talk can be a huge part of foreplay and even heighten the experience of sex for some.The UK’s War on Porn: ‘Proof That Men Making These Rules Do Not See Women as Equals’
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“Foreplay for them is getting their emails in check,” Jonathan says.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars
November 25, 2014
It was all foreplay, however, for the best presenter banter of all time.The Best Emmys Moments: Seth Meyers, Bryan Cranston, and a 'Seinfeld' Kiss
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Even so, my advice to a young man marrying a Jewish girl would be to have three and a half years of foreplay.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
And sometimes, the foreplay—and any pretense of innuendo—is skipped altogether.98 Degrees Released a New Song About Their Penises
March 28, 2013
- mutual sexual stimulation preceding sexual intercourse
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Word Origin and History for foreplay
In fact the poem which Mr. Brooks has translated is but the "prologue to the swelling theme," the fore-play to the actual drama of Faust. ["The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany," Jan.-May 1857]
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- The sexual stimulation that precedes intercourse.
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