reach-around

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reach-around (plural reach-arounds)

  1. Manual stimulation of a sexual partner's genitals during anal or vaginal intercourse from behind.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 153:
      Tom adored to give pleasure while Gore has always liked to boast that he has never knowingly or intentionally gratified any of his partners. Not even a sighing reach-around by the sound of it.
  2. (idiomatic) An ostensibly thoughtful gesture, especially one performed to win favour or mitigate unfair treatment.