forepleasure

[ fawr-plezh-er, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌplɛʒ ər, ˈfoʊr- /

noun

the aggregate of pleasurable sensations that lead to a heightened physical or emotional response, as of those aroused in sexual intercourse that lead to an orgasm.

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Origin of forepleasure

1905–10; fore- + pleasure, as translation of German Vorlust
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