People will not usually engage in much foreplay with a quickie. The phrase is often used between regular partners to say that they wish to have sex, but cannot spend a great deal of time over it.
A quickie may not always mean copulation. It may be only be oral sex or mutual masturbation. According to some, a quickie between a heterosexual couple generally satisfies only the man's desire. Others claim that quickies (with intercourse or some other form of stimulation of the vulva) can be "a major turn-on" for a woman, too, but still may not give a woman enough time to lubricate naturally, and so require the use of a water-based lubricant. Some consider quickies a solution to unequal sexual desire in a relationship, but if they become the only form of sex, the relationship may suffer. For gay men, a quickie sometimes means casual sex, like a hand job. It does not usually happen with lesbians, however.
- Concise Oxford Dictionary. Note also 'quickie divorce'.
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