sexual

[ sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, seks-yoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF sexual
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It was social inequality which gave rise to sexual vices as to all the other vices.

What result will her freedom have on the sexual relationships?

Woman is the predominant partner in the sexual relationship.

It is in the sexual passions we must seek the origins of all social growth.

She is also much more constant than man from the sexual point of view.

In the lower organisms, love consists only in sexual instinct or appetite.

The power exercised by sexual passion in such cases is terrible.

Alcohol especially facilitates the degeneration of sexual life.

Prudery is, so to speak, sexual modesty codified and dogmatized.

First of all, love appears to be usually kindled by the sexual appetite.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "of or pertaining to the fact of being male or female," from Late Latin sexualis "relating to sex," from Latin sexus (see sex (n.)). Meaning "pertaining to copulation or generation" is from 1766; sexual intercourse attested by 1778; sexual orientation by 1967; sexual harassment by 1975. Sexual revolution attested by 1962. Sexual politics is from 1970. Related: Sexually.

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