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Definition of the noun foreplay

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noun - plural: foreplays

  1. mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse

Alternative definition of the noun foreplay


  1. In human sexual behavior, the acts at the beginning of a sexual encounter that serve to build up sexual arousal, sometimes in preparation for sexual intercourse or another act meant to bring about orgasm.


  1. Foreplay a.k.a. The Shirehorses are a spoof band comprising two BBC Radio DJs from Manchester, Mark Radcliffe and Marc Riley, known collectively as Mark and Lard.
  2. Foreplay is a heavy metal band from the United States.
    • albums: "Hot 'n' Heavy", "First Licks"

There are other groups with in their name, like Skip the Foreplay and Six Feet of Foreplay.


  1. "Foreplay" is a musical album of Rize.
  2. "Foreplay" is a musical EP of Epicure.
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  3. "Foreplay" is a musical EP of Kill Paris.
    • released on
  4. "Foreplay" is a musical EP of Signify.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  5. "Foreplay" is a musical single of Klaus Hill.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  6. "Foreplay" is a composition.


  1. "Foreplay" a.k.a. "Melvin, Son of Alvin" is a 1984 Australian comedy. It is a sequel to Alvin Purple.
  2. "Foreplay" is a film, directed by Richard Morgan.


Foreplay: In human sexual behavior, foreplay is a set of emotionally and physically intimate acts between two or more people meant to create sexual arousal and desire for sexual activity. Either or any of the sexual partners may indicate sexual interest to initiate foreplay, and the initiator may not be the active partner during the sexual activity. Foreplay stimulates both partners' sexuality, lowers inhibitions and increases emotional intimacy between partners, and implies a certain level of confidence and trust between the partners. In animal sexual behavior, the loose equivalent is sometimes termed 'precoital activity'.

  • also known as 調情

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Foreplay

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Google previewThe Country Almanac of Home Remedies (2011)

Time-Tested & Almost Forgotten Wisdom for Treating Hundreds of Common Ailments, Aches & Pains Quickl by Brigitte Mars, Chrystle Fiedler

remember, foreplay is the best way to stimulate the body's natural lubrication.

Google previewThe Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? (2010)

by Carole Caplan-Lonner

Midlife foreplay is the final frontier...

Google previewThe 2,548 Wittiest Things Anybody Ever Said (2012)

by Robert Byrne

Foreplay is the palm before the storm. —Robert Byrne 61 Millions of American women are married to men whose ...

Google previewExploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality (2016)

by Jerrold S. Greenberg, Clint E. Bruess, Sara B. Oswalt

Foreplay includes touching, kissing, biting, and genital fondling. However, the term foreplay is a misnomer since it may not precede any other sexual activity but might be engaged in just for its own pleasure. • Sexual stimulation involves all the ...

Google previewFamily Guide to Homeopathy (1993)

Symptoms and Natural Solutions by Andrew Lockie

Foreplay is a way of prolonging the man's excitement and plateau phase and bringing the women to plateau phase or even orgasm before penetration. Men are not responsible for women's orgasms, nor women for men's; both sexes are ...

Google previewUrban Dictionary (2012)

Freshest Street Slang Defined by Aaron Peckham,

foreplay. Writing increasingly sexy messages back and forth on Facebook. T be Farebook foreplay was bot, bnt in person it jnst wasn't tbere. Facebook. surprise. When you don't know a picture has been taken of you until you see it ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Consumption and Waste (2012)

The Social Science of Garbage by Carl A. Zimring, William L. Rathje, Consulting Editor

Foreplay. How Garbage Got to Be an “ology” Every year thousands of new words, like “incentivize” and “dumbing down,” fight for that place in the word limelight we call “dictionaries.” But attaining “dictionaryworthiness” (another nonofficial ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender (2017)

by Kevin L. Nadal

” However, these beliefs do not always translate into the ability to stop sexual intercourse (including foreplay) and discuss different ways of engaging in sexual activity (e.g., ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Instincts (2001)

by Nils K. Oeijord, Mitch C. Bronston

foreboding instinct foreplay, the-sexual-foreplay instinct fore-pleasure, fore- pleasure-and-end-pleasure (associated with erotic activity) instinct foresight, foresight instinct forethought, forethought instinct forgetting, forgetting instinct forgetting, ...

Google previewHippie Dictionary (2013)

A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and 1970s by John Bassett Mccleary

foreplay play before sex. Considered by some men to be an annoying obstacle to ...

Google previewThe Ultimate Dictionary of Dream Language (2013)

by Ryan, Briceida

foreplay Within two weeks you will become friends with a group of very powerful people. You will remain friends for a lifetime. This dream also implies you need to be good to yourself and to do things that make you feel good. Treat yourself to ...

Google previewThe Doctors' Dictionary, 2nd edition (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors by Joseph C Segen

foreplay A term usually applied to heterosexual activity during the proceptive phase in which manual, oral, and other skin and body contact facilitate penile erection, vaginal lubrication, and readiness for orgasm, often penovaginally induced.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

although this could also be Female human Appetitive Consummatory Precopulatory Genital Sexual desire Solicitation Fantasy Excitement Preparatory Stimulation MasturbationCopulation Arousal Instrumental Preference Foreplay Orgasm ...

Google previewHal Leonard Pocket Rhyming Dictionary (2003)

by Jana Ranson

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The only foreplay I really need is for a guy to kiss my hip bone. The hip is the most erotic and neglected body part. Kiss the hip bone with your lips. (Karen McDougal)
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The value of this 8-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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