parasexuality


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par·a·sex·u·al

 (păr′ə-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or involving a form of reproduction in which recombination of genes from different individuals occurs without meiosis and fertilization, as in some fungi.

par′a·sex′u·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
par′a·sex′u·al·ly adv.
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parasexuality

(pærəˌsɛkʃʊˈælətɪ)
n
(Genetics) parasexual behaviour
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(29.) Peter Bailey, "Parasexuality and Glamour: The Victorian Barmaid as Cultural Prototype," Gender and History 2 (1990): 148-72.
Bailey does not really try but he make s clear the importance of the "parasexuality" represented by popular portrayals of the barmaids in a society of considerable sexual repression.
Somewhat surprisingly there is nothing either on the parasexuality of the bathing beauty contests that were already a feature of many resorts in the interwar years, and through the challenge posed by feminism became a focus of resort conflict in the post -war period.