An important precursor to sex, as well as a fun activity enjoyable on own. Foreplay leads to sexual excitement, which increases the pleasureability of sex for both men and women.

It's quite unfair to say that men don't savor foreplay; good foreplay is both playful and intimate, as sex should be, and intercourse truly ought only to be the culmination of sex, not the entirety of it.

Foreplay is more intimate than cuddling, snuggling and tickling, but can follow naturally from these activities.