sexual has definitions from the field of sexuality
[ adjective ] (sexuality) of or relating to or characterized by sexuality


"sexual orientation" "sexual distinctions"

Used in print

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

He milks the latest scientific advances , translating them into his own special Buck_Rogers vocabulary to huckster his fake machines as a cure-all for everything from hay_fever to sexual impotence and cancer .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

The horrifying humor , the specifically sexual embarrassment of the joke gone_wrong , the monstrous image of the fat man dressed_up as a whore dressing_up as a baby ; the epiphany of that quivering flesh ; the bringing_together around it of the secret liaison between indolent , mindless sensuality and sharp , shrewd talent , cleverness with an occasional touch of genius ( which , however , does not know `` how to attack the problem of suffering '' ) ; the miraculous way in which music , revelation and death are associated in a single instant - all this seems a triumph of art , a rather desperate art , in itself ; beyond itself , also , it evokes numerous and distant resonances from the entire body of Mann 's work .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

size at which life is started and at which sexual maturity is reached ; time required to reach maturity ; rate_of_growth both before and after this crucial stage ; and maximum length , with confirmation or amplification of Oliver 's figures .

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

MacLean stressed correctly the importance of the visceral_brain for preservation of the individual and the species , as evidenced by the influence of the limbic_brain ( including the hypothalamus ) on emotions related_to fight and flight and also on sexual functions .

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[ adjective ] (sexuality) having or involving sex


"sexual reproduction" "sexual spores"

Used in print

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

A colossal campaign opened to sell more sexual organs of plants and Mrs._Joseph_Shadow_of_Greatness_Douglas was quoted as saying : `` I would no_more sit_down without flowers on my table than without serviettes '' .

[ adjective ] (sexuality) involved in a sexual relationship




"the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife" "she had been intimate with many men"

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