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From Sodom, where the Bible, in Genesis chapters 18 and 19 and elsewhere, suggests sexual depravity.


  • IPA(key): /ˈsɒdəmi/
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sodomy (countable and uncountable, plural sodomies)

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  1. Any of several forms of sexual intercourse held to be unnatural, particularly bestiality or homosexuality, but also (sometimes) anal or oral sex.
    • 1995 February 8, George James, “Rapper Faces Prison Term For Sex Abuse”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      Mr. Shakur and his road manager, Charles Fuller, 24, were convicted Dec. 1 of first-degree sexual abuse, but they were acquitted of weapons and sodomy charges.
    • 2001, Dian Murray, “The Practice of Homosexuality among the Pirates of Late Eigteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century China”, in C. R. Pennell, editor, Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader[2] (History), New York University Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 250:
      On March 3, in the ocean off Hai-feng County, the pirates robbed a fishing junk, and captured Hsu-ch’iung whom crew member Ssu T’ien forced to commit sodomy. On March 11 in a bay in Hsin-an County, they robbed another t’o-feng vessel, captured and imprisoned Tan Se-chin and Tan Ya-pang and forced them to gather firewood.
    • 2007, Christopher Berry-Dee, Serial Killers Up Close and Personal, page 12:
      [] engaged her in conversation as to where she was going, stated that he would take her to her destination directly, forced her to commit oral sodomy upon him []
  2. (in particular) Anal sex.
    • 2002, Martin Finkel, Angelo Giardino, Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition, page 75:
      The only published study (Feigen, 1954), which looked at 68 adults engaging in consensual anal sex, found that “it was not possible to relate the appearance of the anus to the practice of sodomy; there was no appreciable difference of the anus in those who practiced sodomy frequently and those that practiced it rarely" (p. 81).


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