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sex  (sks)
a. The property or quality by which organisms are classified as female or male on the basis of their reproductive organs and functions.
b. Either of the two divisions, designated female and male, of this classification.
2. Females or males considered as a group.
3. The condition or character of being female or male; the physiological, functional, and psychological differences that distinguish the female and the male. See Usage Note at gender.
4. The sexual urge or instinct as it manifests itself in behavior.
5. Sexual intercourse.
6. The genitals.
tr.v. sexed, sex·ing, sex·es
1. To determine the sex of (an organism).
2. Slang
a. To arouse sexually. Often used with up.
b. To increase the appeal or attractiveness of. Often used with up.

[Middle English, from Latin sexus.]

sex (sɛks)
1. (Biology) the sum of the characteristics that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive function
2. (Biology) either of the two categories, male or female, into which organisms are placed on this basis
3. (Physiology) short for sexual intercourse
4. feelings or behaviour resulting from the urge to gratify the sexual instinct
5. sexual matters in general
6. of or concerning sexual matters: sex education; sex hygiene.
7. based on or arising from the difference between the sexes: sex discrimination.
8. (tr) to ascertain the sex of
[C14: from Latin sexus; compare secāre to divide]

sex (sɛks)

1. either the female or male division of a species, esp. as differentiated with reference to the reproductive functions.
2. the sum of the structural and functional differences by which the female and male are distinguished.
3. the instinct or attraction drawing one individual sexually toward another, or the cultural phenomena, behavior, or activities that it motivates.
6. to ascertain the sex of, esp. of newly hatched chicks.
7. to arouse sexually (often fol. by up).
have sex, to engage in sexual relations, esp. sexual intercourse.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin sexus]
a combining form meaning “six”: sexdecillion.
[< Latin, comb. form of sex six]

sex  (sks)
Either of two divisions, male and female, into which most sexually reproducing organisms are grouped. Sex is usually determined by anatomy, the makeup of the sex chromosomes, and the type and amount of hormones produced. When the sex of an organism is determined by the sex chromosomes, males and females are generally produced in equal numbers. In other organisms, such as bees and wasps, in which females develop from fertilized eggs and males develop from unfertilized eggs, distribution of the sexes is unequal.
A Closer Look Thanks to high school biology, we are accustomed to thinking of the sex of an organism as being determined by the chromosomes, notably the sex chromosome in humans (designated X or Y). But this is not the whole story, and it applies universally only to mammals and birds. In other animals sex is often determined by environmental factors and can be a variable phenomenon. In a species of slipper limpet (Crepidula fornicata), a kind of mollusk, all individuals begin life as females. Clinging to rocks and to each other, they form piles. The limpet on top of the pile changes into a male. If another limpet attaches itself on top of the male limpet, the newcomer becomes male, and the male limpet beneath it reverts to being female. These slipper limpets show the evolutionarily advanced feature of internal fertilization, and the male on top extends his reproductive organ down the pile of females below him to fertilize their eggs. For some fish, the number of males in the population determines the sex of the fish. If there are not enough males, some females become males. In these examples, the same animal can make fertile eggs and fertile sperm at different times in its life. These animals are not hermaphrodites, like some worms, but literally change sex. Some animals have only one sex. For instance, some species of lizards reproduce only by parthenogenesisthat is, their unfertilized eggs grow into adults, and these species no longer have males. Sometimes the external temperature determines the sex of an animal during its early development. If the eggs of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) are incubated at above 34 degrees Celsius (93° F), all of the offspring become males. If they are incubated below 30 degrees Celsius (86° F), they become females. The midrange of temperatures results in both male and female offspring.

the finding of sexual pleasure in suffering or inflicting physical pain; sadomasochism. — algolagnist, n. — algolagnic, adj.
Rare. bisexualism. — amphierotic, adj.
Medicine. the absence or loss of sexual desire. Also called sexual anesthesia.
an extreme state of sexual desire.
a food or other substance that creates sexual desire. — aphrodisiac, adj.
a mania for sexual pleasure.
Psychoanalysis. the arousal and satisfaction of sexual desires within or by oneself, usually by masturbation. Also autoerotism. — autoerotic, adj.
1. Archaic. the practice or occupation of being a bawd or procurer.
2. Obsolete, fornication or unlawful intercourse.
sexual relations between a person and an animal. See also behavior.
1. animal magnetism, or the power that enables some people to induce a hypnotic state in others.
2. physical attraction between members of the sexes. — biomagnetic, adj.
the state of being sexually responsive or attracted to members of both sexes. Also called amphierotism. See also body, human. — bisexual, adj.
the practice of finding satisfaction in activities related to fleshly desires and appetites, especially the sexual. — carnal, adj.
an abnormal fear of sexual intercourse. Also called genophobia.
1. the use of obscene or scatological language for sexual gratification.
2. a love of obscenity.
3. Psychiatry. an abnormal interest in feces, especially as a source of sexual excitement.
the failure of one or both testes to descend normally. — cryp-torchid, n., adj.
the act of having sexual intercourse with a virgin; devirgination.
Obsolete, the deflowering of a virgin. Also called defloration.
an obsession with genitals.
Psychiatry. the adoption, by a male, of feminine mannerisms, clothing, etc. Also called transvestism, transvestitism.
the state or quality of combining characteristics of both sexes. — epicenity, n. — epicene, adj.
1. the erotic or sexual quality of something.
2. the use of sexually arousing or stimulating materials in literature, drama, art, etc.
3. the condition of being sexually stimulated.
4. a sexual drive or tendency.
5. an abnormally persistent sexual drive. Also erotism.
an abnormal interest in erotica.
an abnormal interest in erotic literature.
the study of sex as a skill.
abnormal or uncontrollable sexual desire. — erotomaniac, n., adj.
an abnormal fear of sexual feelings and their physical expression.
the condition of being in rut or sexual arousal, applied particularly to the female. Also called est rum, oestrum. — estrous, oestrous, adj.
1. the process or tradition of castrating males.
2. the state of being a eunuch.
Psychiatry. the compulsive use of some object or part of the body as a sexual stimulus, as a shoe, underclothes, a lock of hair, etc. — fetishist, fetichist, n. — fetishistic, fetichistic, adj.
whipping or flogging, either as a religious practice for the mortification of the flesh, or as a sexual activity, for sado-masochistic pleasure. — flagellant, n., adj. — flagellator, n.
the doctrine or practice of having sexual relations without marriage or any other commitment to an obligation.
the act of rubbing against another person for sexual gratification. — frotteur, n.
the study of reproduction.
a sexual attraction to the elderly. — gerontophile. n. — geronto-philic, adj.
the state or practice of being a harlot or prostitute.
1. the practice of concubinage.
2. a social system characterized by its regarding women as common property. — hetaerist, hetairist, n. — hetaeristic, hetairistic, adj.
the act and practice of attaching a clasp, ring, or other device to the genital organs to prevent sexual intercourse. See also captivity.
the worship of an erect phallus or the use of a representation of one in ritual. — ithyphallic, adj.
immoderate indulgence of sexual desire; lewd and lustful behavior. — lecher, lecherer, n. — lecherous, adj.
Psychoanalysis. the force or psychic energy behind human action, especially the sexual urge. — libidinous, adj.
lewd or lecherous behavior or attitude; lasciviousness. — lubricious, adj.
an obsession with the penis.
the condition of having both male and female sex organs in an individual. — monoecious, adj.
a sexual attraction to the dead. — necrophile, n. — necrophilic, adj.
the mutilation of a corpse in order to excite or satisfy sexual urges. — necrosadist, n.
Pathology. an excessive sexual desire in a female. Also called andromania, hysteromania, oestromania, uteromania. Cf. satyriasis. — nymphomaniac, n., adj. — nymphomaniacal, adj.
1. the practice of preejaculatory withdrawal during intercourse.
2. masturbation. — onanist, n. — onanistic, adj.
an obsession with testicles.
1. the practice of acting as a go-between in amorous intrigues.
2. the action of soliciting customers for a prostitute or of procuring women for sexual purposes. Also panderage.
the practice of, indulgence in, or addiction to unusual sexual activities. — paraphilic, adj.
an abnormal fear of sexual perversion.
1. an emphasis of sexual interest upon one part of the body.
2. a form of fetishism in which the sexual stimulus is a part of the body, as pictures of feet.
an abnormal interest in pornography.
1. Pathology. a continuous erection of the penis, especially as the result of a disease.
2. a prurient action or display. — priapismic, adj.
the practice of pimping by females. — proxenetist, n.
an inclination toward lewdness or lustfulness; lustful behavior. — prurient, adj.
1. lewdness of speech.
2. lustful or lecherous behavior. — salacious, adj.
Pathology. an abnormal, uncontrollable sexual desire in men. Also called gynecomania, satyrism, satyromania. Cf. nymphomania. — satyr, n. — satyric, adj.
1. Also called passive scopophilia. the deriving of sexual pleasure from viewing nude bodies, sexual acts, or erotic photographs; voyeurism.
2. Also called active scopophilia, scoptophilia. an abnormal desire to be seen, especially genitally; exhibitionism. — scopophiliac, n. — scopophilic, adj.
the study of normal and abnormal sexual behavior. — sexologist, n. — sexological, adj.
emphasis upon sex as being a prime concern in life.
the psychological phenomenon of a person identifying with the opposite sex, sometimes to the extent of undergoing surgery for change of sex. — transsexual, n., adj.
Obsolete, a burning sexual desire; a lustful passion.
Archaic. sexual activity; the gratification of sexual impulses.
the practice of gaining sexual gratification by looking at sexual acts, erotic pictures, etc. — voyeur, n. — voyeuristic, adj.
the act or practice of prostitution.
1. the practice of being a whoremaster, or whoremonger.
2. the actions or behavior of a whoremaster, or whoremonger.
a desire for sexual activity with animals. — zoophilist, n. — zoophilic, zoophilous, adj.



  1. (To me they are) as as sexual as money; and, like money, unless they can engender passion, they are useless to me —W. P. Kinsella

    The frame of reference for Kinsella’s double simile is the other woman.

  2. Batten’s [character in a novel] sex had wilted like a flag in the rain —George Garrett
  3. Celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple —Jeremy Taylor
  4. An erection like a steeple —Jilly Cooper
  5. Erotic as an ape —Karl Shapiro
  6. I felt an abrupt rush of my semen, racing through me like twin rivers —Scott Spencer
  7. Her climax came … suddenly, like an accident —Scott Spencer
  8. Her sex power … hid in her eyes like a Sicilian bandit —Saul Bellow
  9. His sex beat about like the cane of a furious blind man —Amos Oz
  10. Horny as a tomcat —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  11. In her passional life she was direct —like an axe falling —Lawrence Durrell
  12. It’s rather like a sneeze —Truman Capote, responding to television interviewer’s question as to his feelings about sex
  13. It [a first sexual encounter] was best when it was finished … like having a cup of really good coffee and a Havana after an indifferently cooked but urgently needed meal —John Braine
  14. Just whispering “teenage sex” is like yelling fire in a crowded theatre —Ellen Goodman
  15. A lack of sexuality so total that her smart clothes and too heavy-make-up made her pathetic; like an unsuccessful geisha —John Fowles
  16. Like flowers groping toward the sun, millions of Americans are groping towards sexual nirvana —Anon


  17. Like hatred, sex must be articulated or, like hatred, it will produce a disturbing internal malaise —George Jean Nathan
  18. (Her husband complained she) made love like an eager, clumsy cellist —J. D. McClatchy
  19. My sex life … it’d make Moll Flanders look like she needed hormone therapy —Sue Miller
  20. The only sex we were exposed to was with dreadful old diseased orchids —Tennesse Williams, Playboy, April, 1973
  21. Orgasm is like a slight attack of apoplexy —Democritus
  22. Orgasm is like the tickling feeling you get inside your nose before you sneeze —Children’s 1972 sex education manual
  23. Pornography is like peanut butter —a little goes a long way —Arthur Morowitz, New York Times, October 5, 1986
  24. [Sexual] restraints fell from her like mere rags, or rather, like that dead skin which is scraped off in a steam bath —Marguerite Yourcenar
  25. Sensual as a ripe, thick-veined scarlet fruit —John Logan
  26. Sex becomes as routine as tying one’s shoes —Deborah Phillips, New York Times/Personal Health, October 8, 1986


  27. Sex is a subject like every other subject. Every bit as interesting as agriculture —Muriel Spark
  28. Sex … it’s great stuff, like chocolate sundaes —Raymond Chandler
  29. Sexless as a machine —Ellen Glasgow
  30. Sexless as an anemic nun —Sinclair Lewis
  31. (Some men have a) sexual disposition as vigorous, indiscriminate, and as demanding, as a digestive tract —John Cheever
  32. Sexual pleasure, like rending pain, represents the stunning triumph of the immediate —Simone de Beauvoir
  33. She seems to regard sex as a wholesome, slightly silly indulgence, like dancing and nice dinners —Alice Munro
  34. Sometimes I feel like a public utility —Charles Johnson

    The character who makes this comparison about herself in Johnson’s novel, Oxherding Tale, is a woman who has had “an army” of lovers.

  35. There were people … for whom love and sex came easy, without active solicitation, like a strong wind to which they had only to turn their faces —David Leavitt
  36. Virility … was like a gloss on him —Barbara Taylor Bradford
  37. Wears her sex like an expensive perfume —Lawrence Durrell
  38. (Lucille’s aunt had) wrapped her own dank virginity round her like someone sharing a mackintosh —Elizabeth Bowen

Past participle: sexed
Gerund: sexing

I sex
you sex
he/she/it sexes
we sex
you sex
they sex
I sexed
you sexed
he/she/it sexed
we sexed
you sexed
they sexed
Present Continuous
I am sexing
you are sexing
he/she/it is sexing
we are sexing
you are sexing
they are sexing
Present Perfect
I have sexed
you have sexed
he/she/it has sexed
we have sexed
you have sexed
they have sexed
Past Continuous
I was sexing
you were sexing
he/she/it was sexing
we were sexing
you were sexing
they were sexing
Past Perfect
I had sexed
you had sexed
he/she/it had sexed
we had sexed
you had sexed
they had sexed
I will sex
you will sex
he/she/it will sex
we will sex
you will sex
they will sex
Future Perfect
I will have sexed
you will have sexed
he/she/it will have sexed
we will have sexed
you will have sexed
they will have sexed
Future Continuous
I will be sexing
you will be sexing
he/she/it will be sexing
we will be sexing
you will be sexing
they will be sexing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sexing
you have been sexing
he/she/it has been sexing
we have been sexing
you have been sexing
they have been sexing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sexing
you will have been sexing
he/she/it will have been sexing
we will have been sexing
you will have been sexing
they will have been sexing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sexing
you had been sexing
he/she/it had been sexing
we had been sexing
you had been sexing
they had been sexing
I would sex
you would sex
he/she/it would sex
we would sex
you would sex
they would sex
Past Conditional
I would have sexed
you would have sexed
he/she/it would have sexed
we would have sexed
you would have sexed
they would have sexed
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms - activities associated with sexual intercoursesex - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
bondage - sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners
outercourse - sexual stimulation without vaginal penetration; "since pregnancy cannot happen if sperm are kept out of the vagina, outercourse is one method of birth control"
safe sex - sexual activity (especially sexual intercourse) with the use of measures (such as latex condoms) to avoid the transmission of disease (especially AIDS)
conception - the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon
carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, copulation, intercourse, relation, congress - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
pleasure - sexual gratification; "he took his pleasure of her"
love life, lovemaking, making love, sexual love, love - sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people; "his lovemaking disgusted her"; "he hadn't had any love in months"; "he has a very complicated love life"
carnal abuse - any lascivious contact by an adult with the sexual organs of a child (especially not involving sexual intercourse)
mating, pairing, sexual union, union, coupling, conjugation - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
facts of life, procreation, reproduction, breeding - the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
foreplay, stimulation, arousal - mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
sexual perversion, perversion - an aberrant sexual practice;
autoeroticism, autoerotism - using you own body as a sexual object
promiscuity, promiscuousness, sleeping around - indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations
lechery - unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity
gayness, homoeroticism, homosexualism, homosexuality, queerness - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
bisexuality - sexual activity with both men and women
heterosexualism, heterosexuality, straightness - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex
zooerastia, zooerasty, bestiality - sexual activity between a person and an animal
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity" - either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided; "the war between the sexes"
category, class, family - a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents" - all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses; "he wanted a better sex life"; "the film contained no sex or violence"
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual" - the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
physiological property - a property having to do with the functioning of the body
maleness, masculinity - the properties characteristic of the male sex
androgyny, bisexuality, hermaphroditism - showing characteristics of both sexes
femaleness, feminineness - the properties characteristic of the female sex - stimulate sexuallysex - stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
tempt - try to seduce - tell the sex (of young chickens)
differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, severalise, severalize, tell apart, separate, tell - mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

1. gender differences between the sexes
2. facts of life, sexuality, reproduction, the birds and the bees (informal) a campaign to help parents talk about sex with their children
3. (Informal) lovemaking, sexual relations, copulation, the other (informal), fucking (taboo slang), screwing (taboo slang), intimacy, going to bed (with someone), shagging (Brit. taboo slang), nookie (slang), fornication, coitus, rumpy-pumpy (slang), legover (slang), coition The entire film revolves around sex and drugs.
have sex have sexual intercourse, sleep with, make love with, have (taboo slang), lay (taboo slang), roger (taboo slang), bang (taboo slang), fuck (taboo slang), screw (taboo slang), shaft (taboo slang), poke (taboo slang), lie with (archaic), shag (Brit. taboo slang), hump (taboo slang), give someone one (taboo slang), do the business, get it on (informal), go to bed with, fornicate (archaic), get your leg over (taboo slang), have your way with I want to have sex, but my girlfriend says no. He was caught having sex with a girl in a public car park.
Related words
like erotomania, nymphomania
fear genophobia
"The pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable" [attributed to Lord Chesterfield]
"When I hear his steps outside my door I lie down on my bed, close my eyes, open my legs, and think of England" [Lady Hillingdon]
"Sex is what you can get. For some people, most people, it's the most important thing they can get without being born rich or smart or stealing" [Don DeLillo Underworld]
"Is sex dirty? Only if it's done right" [Woody Allen Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex]
"That [sex] was the most fun I ever had without laughing" [Woody Allen Annie Hall]
"My mother used to say, Delia, if S-E-X ever rears its ugly head, close your eyes before you see the rest of it" [Alan Ayckbourn Bedroom Farce]
"While we have sex in the mind, we truly have none in the body" [D.H. Lawrence Leave Sex Alone]
"There is more difference within the sexes than between them" [Ivy Compton-Burnett]

Sexual practices and terms

adultery, afterplay, algolagnia, anal intercourse, sodomy, or buggery, anilingus, autoeroticism, bagpiping, bestiality, bisexuality, bondage, coprophilia, cottaging, cunnilingus, felching, fellatio, fetishism, fisting or fist-fucking, flagellation, foreplay, fornication, frottage, heterosexuality, homosexuality, impotence, incest, lesbianism, masochism, masturbation, narcissism, necrophilia, nymphomania, oral sex, paedophilia, paraphilia, pederasty, premature ejaculation, rimming, rough trade, sadism, sadomasochism or S&M, safe sex, satyriasis, scopophilia, shrimping, soixante-neuf or sixty-nine, tribadism, troilism, voyeurism, water sports, urolagnia, or golden shower, zoophilia
sex [seks]
A. N
1. (= gender) → sexo m
inequalities between the sexesdesigualdades entre los sexos
the fair or gentle sex (euph) → el sexo débil, el bello sexo
the opposite sexel sexo opuesto
the weaker sex (euph, pej) → el sexo débil
2. (= sexual activities) → sexo m; (= sexual intercourse) → relaciones fpl sexuales
the film contains no sex or violencela película no contiene escenas eróticas or de sexo o de violencia
to have sextener relaciones sexuales (with con)
3. (= sex organ) → sexo m, genitales mpl
B. VT [+ animal, bird] → sexar, determinar el sexo de
C. CPD the sex act Nel acto sexual, el acto
sex appeal Natractivo m sexual, sex-appeal m
sex change Ncambio m de sexo
sex change operation Noperación f de cambio de sexo
sex crime N (= criminality) → delitos mpl sexuales, delitos mpl contra la honestidad(Jur), delitos mpl contra la libertad sexual(Jur); (= single crime) → delito m (de naturaleza)sexual, delito m contra la honestidad(Jur), delito m contra la libertad sexual(Jur)
sex discrimination Ndiscriminación f por cuestión de sexo
sex drive Nlibido f, líbido f, apetito m sexual
to have a high/low sex drivetener la libido or líbido alta/baja, tener mucho/poco apetito sexual
sex education Neducación f sexual
sex game Njuego m erótico
sex hormone Nhormona f sexual
sex life Nvida f sexual
sex machine N (hum) → máquina f de hacer el amor, bestia mf en la cama
sex maniac Nmaníaco/a m/f sexual
sex object Nobjeto m sexual
sex offender Ndelincuente mf sexual
sex organ Nórgano m sexual
sex partner Ncompañero/a m/f (de cama), pareja f
sex scene Nescena f erótica, escena f de sexo
sex shop Nsex-shop m
sex symbol Nsex-símbol mf
sex therapist Nsexólogo/a m/f, terapeuta mf sexual
sex therapy Nterapia f sexual
sex tourism Nturismo m sexual
sex up VT + ADVhacer más atractivo

sex [ˈsɛks]
(= sexual intercourse) → sexe m
He kept talking about sex → Il n'arrêtait pas de parler de sexe.
to have sex with sb → avoir des rapports sexuels avec qn
(= males or females) → sexe m
a star who appeals to both sexes → une star qui plaît aux deux sexes
inequalities between the sexes → les inégalités entre les sexes
(= gender) → sexe m
She was refused promotion because of her sex → On lui refusé une promotion à cause de son sexe.
modif [assault, crime, attacker] → sexuel(le); [difference, equality, inequality] → sexuel(le) sex addict, sex addiction, sex scene
sex up
vt sep (= make more attractive or exciting) → donner du piquant à
sex abuse nsévices mpl sexuels
sex abuser nauteur de sévices sexuels
sex act nacte m sexuel
sex addict naccro mf du sexe >
sex addiction naddiction f sexuelle
sex aid ngadget m sexuel
sex appeal nsex-appeal m
sex change sex change operation nchangement m de sexe, opération f de changement de sexe
sex discrimination sexual discrimination ndiscrimination f sexuelle
sex drive npulsion f sexuelle
sex education néducation f sexuelle
sex god nsex symbol m
sex goddess nsex symbol m

(Biol) → Geschlecht nt; what sex is the baby?welches Geschlecht hat das Baby?
(= sexuality)Sexualität f, → Sex m; (= sexual intercourse)Sex m (inf), → Geschlechtsverkehr m (form); to teach pupils (about) sexSchüler aufklären; to have sex(Geschlechts)verkehr haben
adj attrGeschlechts-, Sexual-; sex hygieneSexualhygiene f; sex film/scandalSexfilm/-skandal m
vtdas Geschlecht (+gen)bestimmen

sex aid
adj sex novel (Brit) Roman der Trivialliteratur, in dessen Mittelpunkt Sex und Luxusartikel stehen
sex appeal
nSexappeal m
sex change
nGeschlechtsumwandlung f; to have a sexsich einer Geschlechtsumwandlung unterziehen
attr sex operation (→ Operation fzur) → Geschlechtsumwandlung f
sex crime
sex discrimination
nDiskriminierung faufgrund or auf Grund des Geschlechts
sex drive

sex education
sex god
nSexgott m
sex goddess
nSexgöttin f
sex hormone

sex killing
nSexualmord m
sex kitten
n (inf)Sexkätzchen nt (inf), → Sexmieze f (inf)
sex life
nGeschlechtsleben nt; (of people also)Liebesleben nt
sex maniac
n (= criminal)Triebverbrecher(in) or -täter(in) m(f); he/she is a sex (inf)er/sie ist ganz verrückt nach or ganz wild auf Sex (inf); you’re a sex (inf)du denkst aber auch nur an Sex
sex manual
nSexbuch nt
sex object
nSex(ual)objekt nt, → Lustobjekt nt
sex offender
nSexualtäter(in) m(f)

n (inf: = woman) → Sexbombe f (inf); to be a real sexunheimlich sexy sein (inf)
sex scene
n (Film, Theat) → Sexszene f
sex shop
nSexshop m, → Sexladen m
sex show
nSexshow f
adj (inf)sexhungrig
sex symbol
nSexsymbol nt

sex [sɛks]
1. n (gender) → sesso; (sexual intercourse) → rapporti mpl sessuali
to have sex with sb → avere rapporti sessuali con qn
the opposite sex → l'altro sesso
all he ever thinks about is sex → non pensa che al sesso or a quello
2. adj (discrimination) → sessuale

sex (seks) noun
1. either of the two classes (male and female) into which human beings and animals are divided according to the part they play in producing children or young. Jeans are worn by people of both sexes; What sex is the puppy?
2. the fact of belonging to either of these two groups. discrimination on the grounds of sex; (also adjective) sex discrimination.
ˈsexist adjective
showing contempt for the other sex. a very sexist remark.
ˈsexless adjective
neither male nor female.
sexual (ˈsekʃuəl) adjective
concerned with the production of young or children. the sexual organs.
ˈsexually adverb
ˈsexy adjective
having sex appeal.
sexual abuse noun
taking advantage of someone sexually in a cruel way.
sex appeal
the quality of being attractive to people of the other sex. That actress has sex appeal.
sexual harassment noun
touching someone or demanding to have sex with a person against her/his will, or making sexual remarks about a person.
sexual intercourse
the sexual activity between a man and woman that is necessary for the producing of children.

sex جِنْس pohlaví køn Geschlecht φύλο sexo sukupuoli sexe spol sesso 性別 sekse sex płeć sexo пол kön เพศ cinsiyet giới tính 性别

n.  sexo; ___ determination → determinación del ___;  ___ disorders → trastornos o anomalías sexuales;  ___ distribution → distribución según el ___.

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It often basely and cowardly deserts those paragons for whom the men are all wishing, sighing, dying, and spreading, every net in their power; and constantly attends at the heels of that higher order of women for whom the other sex have a more distant and awful respect, and whom (from despair, I suppose, of success) they never venture to attack.
Despite the fact, therefore, that all Nietzsche's views in this respect were dictated to him by the profoundest love; despite Zarathustra's reservation in this discourse, that "with women nothing (that can be said) is impossible," and in the face of other overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Nietzsche is universally reported to have mis son pied dans le plat, where the female sex is concerned.
"Allow them," said Jupiter, "to enjoy an empty honor and to assume the badge of your nobler sex, so long as they are not your equals in strength or courage.
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