sodomitical


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sodomitical

(ˌsɒdəˈmɪtɪkəl) or

sodomitic

adj
of, relating to, or involving sodomy
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15) Even if we stop short of affirming (as Sturges does) that the Pardoner's depiction implies 'the receptive sodomitical role he plays with the Summoner' (16) or (as Dolores Frese asserts) that the Pardoner 'might conceivably be the Summoner's own sexual servant', (17) we can acknowledge that their relationship makes itself available for consideration by readers interested in versions of queer identity from the past.
On another front, Cosimo's relentless persecution of sodomitical acts also led Cellini to defy him openly.
The links between homosexual activity and broader male social relations were so dense and so intertwined," writes Rocke, "that there was no truly autonomous distinctive sodomitical subculture, much less one based on a modern sense" of being gay.
George explains in greater detail in The Clash of Orthodoxies that "masturbatory and sodomitical acts, by their nature, instrumentalize the bodies of those choosing to engage in them in a way that cannot but damage their integrity as persons.
The public perception of Wilde as a plagiarist or a sodomitical seducer', she pronounces, 'throws no light on his inner world'.
same-sex love/desire, pederastic, homoerotic, sodomitical, homosocial)--some of them fashioned recently, of course, but without the medicalized, controlling identification and specific historical significance behind "homosexual.
Furthermore, the well-known fact that most adulterous or sodomitical acts committed by consenting and often married (to each other) military personnel are not prosecuted at court-martial creates a powerful perception that prosecution of this sexual behavior is treated in an arbitrary, even vindictive, manner.
In dissent, Justice Reynoldson argued that the majority should not have considered the private, consensual nature of the sex but only the specific nature of the act in determining "whether the right of consenting non-spouses to engage in sodomitical activity is fundamental in a constitutional sense.
Masturbatory, sodomitical, and other sexual acts which are not reproductive in type, cannot unite persons organically," said George, who obviously has never spent a night marinating in Amsterdam's red-light district.
Three series of Parisian criminal records, composed of different materials and located in different archives, provide a considerable amount of information about the sodomitical subculture of the capital in the eighteenth century.
They either appear miraculously, complete with Mariachi music, to help someone renovate a house or else they are sadistic, sodomitical gang members who abuse young boys in dark corners.
43) Polluted sleep and the radical forms of undoing that the play imagines thus imply spaces of ungendered chaos, sodomitical ruptures of rebellion and self-destruction first alluded to as the "multiplying villanies of nature / [that] swarm upon" Macdonwald and his forces (I.