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sex·u·al·i·ty

 (sĕk′sho͞o-ăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. sex·u·al·i·ties
1.
a. The quality of being sexual, especially sexual orientation and behavior: the emerging sexuality of adolescents; people who are open about their sexuality.
b. A manner of being sexual or engaging in sexual activity: "Public conversations about sex education involve negotiation about which sexualities will be recognized and valued" (Janice Irvine).
c. Sexual activity: the decision to engage in sexuality.
2. The condition of being divided into sexes or of reproducing sexually: sexuality in angiosperms.
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sexuality

(ˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ)
n
1. the state or quality of being sexual
2. preoccupation with or involvement in sexual matters
3. the possession of sexual potency
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sex•u•al•i•ty

(ˌsɛk ʃuˈæl ɪ ti)

n.
1. sexual character; possession of the structural and functional traits of sex.
2. recognition of or emphasis upon sexual matters.
3. involvement in sexual activity.
4. an organism's preparedness for engaging in sexual activity.
[1790–1800]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sexuality - 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
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sexuality

noun
1. desire, lust, eroticism, sensuality, virility, sexiness (informal), voluptuousness, carnality, bodily appetites the growing discussion of human sexuality
2. sexual orientation, sexual preference, leaning He believes he has been discriminated against because of his sexuality.
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sexuality

noun
The quality or condition of being sensual:
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Translations
сексуалност
sexualita
seksualitet
seksuaalisuussukupuolinen identiteettikykypotenssiseksi
seksualnost
szexualitás
男女の別
성적 특질
seksualiteitsexualiteit
identitate sexualăsexualitatevirilitate
sexualitet
เรื่องทางเพศ
bản năng giới tính

sexuality

[ˌseksjʊˈælɪtɪ] Nsexualidad f
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sexuality

[ˌsɛkʃuˈæləti] nsexualité f
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sexuality

nSexualität f
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sexuality

[ˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ] nsessualità
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sexuality

مَيْلٌ جِنْسِيّ sexualita seksualitet Sexualität σεξουαλικότητα sexualidad seksuaalisuus sexualité seksualnost sessualità 男女の別 성적 특질 seksualiteit seksualitet seksualność sexualidade сексуальность sexualitet เรื่องทางเพศ cinsellik bản năng giới tính 性感
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sex·u·al·i·ty

n. sexualidad, características de cada sexo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sexuality

n sexualidad f
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Based on LeVay and Baldwin's Human Sexuality, this shorter text, with a new co-author, sociologist John Baldwin, reduces the amount of biological detail to help less prepared students.
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The Sexual and Reproductive Health Program of the Calgary Health Region offers such in-service training to strengthen the capacity of teachers to deliver the Alberta Education human sexuality curriculum.
In his series on human sexuality entitled "The Catholic Family: Garden of Holiness," the gifted U.S.
Maybe we can also blame the Christian right, which has rendered obsolete any honest discussion about human sexuality in the schools.
Better Than Ever reveals the myths and realities of sex and aging, addresses the normal physical changes in men and women of mature years, considers medications and their uses with respect to human sexuality, how to identify and deal with health issues that affect human sexuality, and even how to "talk sexy" at any age!
Biological Substrates Of Human Sexuality is an anthology of scholarly essays written by experienced scientists concerning the biological substrates of human sexuality.
With the plodding obsession of an entomologist who has catalogued a million gall wasps, Kinsey sets out to study the broad terrain of human sexuality, to pull back the curtain of myth and misinformation and let in the light of day.
Holding no hypocricy sacred, chapters such as "O' Foreskin, Where Art Thou?" and "The Crisis in Pubic Hair" do not hestiate to push the envelope on human sexuality, while "Letter to Dave Barry", "The Insatiable Meat Cleaver of Bette Davis", and "Letter to Ann Coulter" challenge other public figures in an eye-popping manner.
His sordid "research" forms the basis of their warped theology of human sexuality.
Moon's views on marriage and human sexuality are controversial, to be charitable.

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