- sexual intercourse, especially between a man and a woman.
Origin of coitus
Examples from the Web for coitus
Historical Examples of coitus
Coitus, though incomplete, took place some seven times on this first night.
Coitus now began to be much more pleasurable for him, but to his wife still attended with pain.
This I later practised in Coitus prolongatus—giving the partner time to come up.
Coitus reservatus was erected into a principle in the Oneida community.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)
- technical terms for sexual intercourse
Word Origin for coitus
Word Origin and History for coitus
"copulation," 1713, scientific Latin, from Latin coitus "a meeting together; sexual union," past participle of coire, from com- "together" (see co-) + ire "come, go," (see ion). In Middle English as coite (early 15c.). Used in English in general senses of "meeting, uniting," and also of magnetic force, planetary conjunction, etc., before sexual sense came to predominate.
- Sexual union between a male and a female involving insertion of the penis into the vagina.coition copulation