sodomy

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

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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.
    • 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 and ‎Angelo Giardino, Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse: A Practical Guide, p. 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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