What Is Sexual Coitus?

To answer what is sexual coitus, it is important to distinguish the difference between sexual coitus and coitus interruptus. Simply put, sexual coitus is sexual intercourse between a male and a female or the act of copulation where the erect male penis is inserted into the female vagina. Coitus interruptus is a form of birth control, also known the withdrawal method and involves the male withdrawing his penis from his partner’s vagina prior to ejaculation.

Sexual Coitus Sexual coitus, also known as sexual intercourse or copulation, is performed for both pleasure and human reproduction. Biologically, if the female has ovulated and the male ejaculates, the male sperm will seek to fertilize the female egg; when this is successful, a new cell will be formed, creating an embryo and impregnating the female.

Coitus Interruptus Coitus interruptus is a form of natural birth control used while performing sexual coitus. Coitus interrupts, commonly known as the withdrawal method, involves the male removing his penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation. The goal is to avoid a pregnancy by preventing the male sperm from fertilizing an ovulated female egg.

Coitus Interruptus Benefits Coitus interruptus has several benefits. First, there is no cost associated with this method of birth control. Unlike birth control pills and Intra Uterine Devices (IUDs), no prescriptions, fittings or insertions are required; there are no side effects from coitus interruptus. A condom may not be readily available, whereas the withdrawal method does not rely on a birth control product.

Coitus Interruptus Disadvantages Coitus interruptus is not a reliable form of birth control and it is estimated that 25 percent of the women using only this method will become pregnant. Pre-ejaculation can produce enough sperm to fertilize the female egg. During sexual coitus, both partners are highly aroused and the timing in removing the penis is important. The withdrawal method does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Often, both men and women report a decrease in sexual satisfaction using coitus interruptus.

Sexual coitus has been around since the beginning of the human species. The main purposes of sexual coitus are pleasure and reproduction. Coitus interruptus is a form of natural birth control. Monogamous couples need to be cognizant that the withdrawal method has a high failure rate in preventing pregnancies. People that engage in sex with multiple partners need to be aware that coitus interruptus offers no protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

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