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sexual relations

noun, (used with a plural verb)
sexual intercourse; coitus.
any sexual activity between individuals.
Origin of sexual relations
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Children are not the consequence of sexual relations but of desire and choice.

  • There is no question here about love—it is just flirtation or sexual relations.


    William J. Robinson
  • On the sexual relations of the three forms of Lythrum Salicaria .

    Life of Charles Darwin

    G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
  • How frequently should husband and wife have sexual relations?

  • It would suppress all the evils in the world that result from the sexual relations.

    My Religion Leo Tolstoy
  • The sexual relations of the animals also illustrate this fact.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • Then with shame she claimed she had had sexual relations with him (when well, denied).

    Benign Stupors August Hoch

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