- coitus that is intentionally interrupted by withdrawal before ejaculation of semen into the vagina.
- an act or instance of this.
Origin of coitus interruptus
1895–1900; < New Latin: interrupted coitus
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- the deliberate withdrawal of the penis from the vagina before ejaculation
Word Origin and History for coitus interruptus
1900, first attested in Havelock Ellis.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Sexual intercourse deliberately interrupted by withdrawal of the penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation.onanism
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