Foreplay in sex for women and men, gentle sex and long foreplay
Foreplay is preliminary lovemaking designed to excite partners, to increase the duration of the period before intercourse itself.
Prelude is usually called physical bodily contact, ranging from hugs, stroking, kissing, nibbling and to more intimate, oral caresses, up to causing pain, suppression, suffocation. However, role-playing games, and erotic dance, striptease and even erotic correspondence, photo exchange can be attributed to foreplay. But provided that the participants know for sure that virtual reality will be physically embodied.
Prelude is a highly conditioned and subjective concept, ranging from historical, ethnographic, geographical and even political factors. There are interesting studies confirming that even education influences people's cultural and sexual habits.