Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Sexual stimulation or activity between partners without anal or vaginal penetration.

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  • noun Sexual activity without vaginal or anal penetration.

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  • noun sexual stimulation without vaginal penetration

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[outer + (inter)course.]

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A punning opposite of intercourse.

Examples

  • Sex therapists use the term outercourse to describe the numerous acts that create sensual and sexual pleasure but do not include penetration.

    Kerry Cohen: Sex Education Tips

  • Sex therapists use the term outercourse to describe the numerous acts that create sensual and sexual pleasure but do not include penetration.

    Kerry Cohen: Sex Education Tips

  • Sex therapists use the term outercourse to describe the numerous acts that create sensual and sexual pleasure but do not include penetration.

    Kerry Cohen: Sex Education Tips

  • Sex therapists use the term outercourse to describe the numerous acts that create sensual and sexual pleasure but do not include penetration.

    Kerry Cohen: Sex Education Tips

  • Sex therapists use the term outercourse to describe the numerous acts that create sensual and sexual pleasure but do not include penetration.

    Kerry Cohen: Sex Education Tips

  • This section uses the terms complete abstinence and lovemaking without intercourse sometimes called outercourse to differentiate between these two kinds of abstinence.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • If you don’t have a condom and you want to make love, this kind of contact sometimes called outercourse is a good way to get off while being safe.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • Before my tape recorder can begin rolling, phrases like "outercourse" and "the abstinence jar" bounce off the walls, which are dotted with colorful posters and photos of Shalom's grown children.

    Ms. Magazine Online

  • Before my tape recorder can begin rolling, phrases like "outercourse" and "the abstinence jar" bounce off the walls, which are dotted with colorful posters and photos of Shalom's grown children.

    Ms. Magazine Online

  • July 7th, 2009 WASHINGTON - People who do not want to go all the way to sexual intercourse can still be more sexual, more intimate, and even more orgasmic with their lover, thanks to what sex experts call an "outercourse".

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

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