If you thumb through your standard deskside dictionary, you may be shocked to learn that venery is a euphemistic term describing coital commerce.
To stem any blazing tide of flaming pens charging us with smut, sensationalism, prurience and suchlike, let us assure you that our topic concerns another -- wholly respectable -- interpretation of the word.
Douglass, Richard E.
Word Ways: Vol. 13
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol13/iss3/5