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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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They both had a vulgar facetiousness which tickled her simple sense of humour, and a certain coarseness of nature; but what took her perhaps was the blatant sexuality which was their most marked characteristic.
Very much indeed of what we call moral education, he said, is such an artificial modification and perversion of instinct; pugnacity is trained into courageous self-sacrifice, and suppressed sexuality into religious emotion.
According to Unesco, 80 per cent of countries in their assessment have policies or strategies that support comprehensive sexuality education (CSE).
Access to holistic, scientifically correct information about sexuality is our best bet in empowering adolescents and the youth to overcome sexual and reproductive health challenges, including unsafe abortions, new HIV infections and unintended teenage pregnancy.
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Developing a textbook from and for an advanced undergraduate psychology course, Montemeyor presents an extensive, empirical survey of research on adolescent and emerging adult sexuality. He covers sexuality from childhood through adolescence; the biology of adolescent sexuality; parents and adolescent sexuality; parent-adolescent communication about sex; peers and adolescent sexuality; dating, romance, and hooking up; adolescents, sex and the media; LGBTQ adolescents in a heterosexual world; teen mothers, their children, and the fathers; sexually transmitted infections, condom use, and risky sex; teaching sex in and out of school; and the sexual health of adolescents in the 21st century.
Pre- and post-service sexuality training for Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) is lacking in Canadian and international contexts.
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He is now known world-wide for his internationally acclaimed analysis of references to human sexuality in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.