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Of or relating to the mental and emotional aspects of sexuality.

psy′cho·sex′u·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
psy′cho·sex′u·al·ly adv.


(Psychology) of or relating to the mental aspects of sex, such as sexual fantasies
ˌpsychoˌsexuˈality n
ˌpsychoˈsexually adv


(ˌsaɪ koʊˈsɛk ʃu əl)

of or pertaining to the relationship of psychological and sexual phenomena.
psy`cho•sex`u•al′i•ty, n.
psy`cho•sex′u•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.psychosexual - of or relating to the mental or emotional attitudes about sexuality


[ˌsaɪkəʊˈseksjʊəl] ADJpsicosexual


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If my body does not conform to how 'T' feel psychosexually, then I'm invited to surgically modify it by amputating my genitals, constructing new genitals and supplementing the surgery with powerful hormonal therapy.
As we shall see in Women in Love, when the more apparent self-portrait in the pairing of the given-named/surnamed couple is Birkin, the text registers its author's acknowledgment that he has come into his own psychosexually as the more powerful figure in the pair, having left off being "Cyril" and moved toward becoming "Annable.
As they matured emotionally and psychosexually, they experienced a struggle that centered on the question of whether what had happened to them meant that they were gay.
While released sporadically throughout the 1970s, tales of psychosexually disturbed loners targeting mature women gained a prominent foothold in American film culture in summer 1980 after some feminist groups protested against, and many cineaste elites debated the relative merits of, the up-market production Dressed to Kill (De Palma 1980) (See Sandler 73-82), the box office performance of which was comparable to that of Friday the 13"'.
But how could they put young actors in such psychosexually fraught material?
Jane Sneed Began It," the feminine voice instigating the action, reminiscing of the psychosexually charged days "ten years ago" when they played "in the grass" and "for joy [she] used to run by river and wood," she unable to "quit [him] if [she] would / Nor yet quit [her] could [he].
Despite these efforts and others, the majority of the bishops stuck to their strategy, remaining passively benevolent toward the psychosexually immature priests who sexually abused children until the crisis exploded early in 2002.