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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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Juveniles presenting minimal or no criminogenic histories were placed with more psychosexually and characterologically disturbed juveniles.
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.
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"'.
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.
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.
Though Jackie uses the CCTV system throughout "Red Road," at a certain point that becomes blessedly secondary to the central, psychosexually charged drama.
Psychosexually, he is required simultaneously to inhabit two apparently contradictory subject-positions.
The second is that a person cannot be psychologically or psychosexually healthy unless their biological sex is unambiguous (that is, their genitalia look 'normal') and their gender identity and role are in harmony with that body (Money, 1986b; 1994).
Since the statue both has a penis (when Mary Louise unveils it) and lacks one (though its presence is suggested by the fig leaf, its absence is equally assured), the narrator is incapable of (mis)identifying with it and thus psychosexually remains in Lacan's realm of the prelinguistic Real.
The program has also been specialized for individuals who are intellectually limited and psychosexually disturbed.