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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a sexual attack
▪ There was no indication of a sexual attack.
a sexual obsession
▪ Sexual obsessions can take many forms.
a sexual relationship
▪ He admitted having a sexual relationship with a patient.
a sexual taboo
▪ The old sexual taboos had disappeared.
a sexual/biological urge
▪ Most of us feel the biological urge to reproduce.
a sexual/indecent assault
▪ Women who have suffered serious sexual assault are offered support and counselling.
physical/sexual/racial abuse
▪ Many children suffer racial abuse at school.
political/racial/sexual etc oppression
▪ They suffered years of political oppression.
racial/sexual equality
▪ The minister is a well-known campaigner for racial equality.
racial/sexual etc overtones
▪ football songs with violent overtones
sex/sexual discrimination (also gender discriminationformal)
▪ She claimed she’d been the victim of sex discrimination.
sexual advances
▪ The witness said that he ‘went berserk’ when she rejected his sexual advances.
sexual behaviour
▪ a survey of human sexual behaviour
sexual conduct
▪ The politician’s sexual conduct had caused scandal.
sexual encounters (=occasions when people have sex)
▪ casual sexual encounters
sexual exploitation
▪ The film industry thrives on the sexual exploitation of women.
sexual habits (=what you normally do in sexual relationships)
▪ a survey of the sexual habits of gay men
sexual harassment
sexual health
▪ The programme aims to educate teenagers about sexual health.
sexual intercourse
sexual jealousy (=jealousy caused by sexual desire)
▪ Sexual jealousy is a common motive for murder.
sexual love
▪ Venus was the Roman goddess of sexual love.
sexual morality
sexual morality
sexual orientation
▪ people of different sexual orientations
sexual politics
sexual repression
sexual repression
sexual reproduction
sexual reproduction
sexual/emotional/physical maturity
▪ He lacks the emotional maturity to appreciate poetry.
sexual/gender stereotypes
▪ Feminists justifiably object to these sexual stereotypes.
sexual/racial harassment (=because of someone’s sex or race)
▪ We need effective strategies to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.
sexual/reproductive/sex organs
▪ the male and female sexual organs
social/cultural/sexual etc revolution
▪ the biggest social revolution we have had in this country
▪ the sexual revolution of the 1960s
have (sexual) relations (with sb)
▪ How have relations between fellow workers changed in the flexible workplace?
sexual orientation
sexual preference
Sexual inequality exists, to some degree, in every society.
sexual relationships
sexual reproduction
▪ Birds have developed a sexual difference in the colours of their feathers.
▪ Dr Ruth offers advice on sexual problems.
▪ He had to admit that his feelings for her were mostly sexual.
▪ Herpes is a disease passed on by sexual contact.
▪ It's important to take your partner's sexual needs into consideration.
▪ Men say that they are confused by today's sexual politics in the workplace.
▪ All this was to feed into the stream of sexual radicalism in the early twentieth century.
▪ Californians voted heavily against recognising gay marriages in what was widely seen as a test of the state's sexual climate.
▪ The San Francisco that you have slowly and faithfully trained me to know and adore cares nothing for sexual orientation.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sexual \Sex"u*al\, a. [L. sexualis, fr. sexus sex: cf. F. sexuel.] Of or pertaining to sex, or the sexes; distinguishing sex; peculiar to the distinction and office of male or female; relating to the distinctive genital organs of the sexes; proceeding from, or based upon, sex; as, sexual characteristics; sexual intercourse, connection, or commerce; sexual desire; sexual diseases; sexual generation.

Sexual dimorphism (Biol.), the condition of having one of the sexes existing in two forms, or varieties, differing in color, size, etc., as in many species of butterflies which have two kinds of females.

Sexual method (Bot.), a method of classification proposed by Linn[ae]us, founded mainly on difference in number and position of the stamens and pistils of plants.

Sexual selection (Biol.), the selective preference of one sex for certain characteristics in the other, such as bright colors, musical notes, etc.; also, the selection which results from certain individuals of one sex having more opportunities of pairing with the other sex, on account of greater activity, strength, courage, etc.; applied likewise to that kind of evolution which results from such sexual preferences.

In these cases, therefore, natural selection seems to have acted independently of sexual selection.
--A. R. Wallace.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


a. 1 Of or relating to having sex, sexual acts and sexual reproduction. 2 Of or relating to gender. n. 1 (context biology English) A species which reproduces by sexual rather than asexual reproduction, or a member of such a species. 2 (context LGBT English) A person who experiences sexual#Adjective attraction, a person who has interest in or desire for sex (qualifier: especially as contrasted with an asexual).

  1. adj. of or relating to or characterized by sexuality; "sexual orientation"; "sexual distinctions"

  2. having or involving sex; "sexual reproduction"; "sexual spores" [ant: asexual]

  3. involved in a sexual relationship; "the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate with many men" [syn: intimate]

Sexual (song)

"Sexual" is a song by Die Toten Hosen. It's a single and the fifth track from the album Love, Peace & Money.

The song is narrated by a man, who tries to hit on a woman, warning her that his intentions are purely sexual, nothing romantic.

Usage examples of "sexual".

Her soft laughter was inviting, a sultry siren teasing him with the sexual allure of her voice.

He felt strange touches within his body and a rising sexual thrall, along with amazement that he could have so forgot this as to hesitate in raising her from the tank.

However, the sexual ambivalence surrounding cross-dressing seems more intense because the behavior is unconventional.

Acclimatisation -- Correlation of growth -- Compensation and economy of growth -- False correlations -- Multiple, rudimentary, and lowly organised structures variable -- Parts developed in an unusual manner are highly variable: specific characters more variable than generic: secondary sexual characters variable -- Species of the same genus vary in an analogous manner -- Reversions to long-lost characters -- Summary.

Acclimatisation -- Correlation of growth -- Compensation and economy of growth -- False correlations -- Multiple, rudimentary, and lowly organised structures variable -- Parts developed in an unusual manner are highly variable: specific characters more variable than generic: secondary sexual characters variable -- Species of the same genus vary in an analogous manner -- Reversions to long lost characters -- Summary.

The sexual organs are developed in groups at the apices, the antheridial group usually terminating the main axis while the archegonia are borne on a lateral branch.

Depletion of the blood by drastic and poisonous medicines, such as antimony and mercurials, hemorrhages and blood-letting, syphilis, excessive mental or physical labor, as well as a too early use and abuse of the sexual organs, all tend to waste the blood, reduce the tone of the system, and develop scrofula.

The sexual acts in which Richard Hudson engaged each of these three women involved a high degree of probability that they would result in their deaths, and he committed those acts for a base, antisocial purpose and with wanton disregard for the lives of Victoria Mitten, Jane Sorensen, and Marian Browning.

Doctor, in terms of the sexual connotations you mention - would it be equally possible for an antisocial mind to fixate on a man, or - boy?

She had never really found a partner that inspired a lot of interest in it for her, but the company required employees to share sexual favors, not necessarily as recreation, but to cut down on emotional stress and she participated often enough to keep her name off of the antisocial list.

A delicensed surgeon stacked twenty thousand in cash in his briefcase and prepared to saw off the right leg of a man afflicted with the rare condition apotemnophilia, the sexual desire to have limbs removed.

I began to appreciate the sheer sexual power that had taken possession of me, and with that appreciation came the full arousal that had been denied me.

Saturday, 18870618:1900 Four hours after they had begun to trickle through the beach gate, the women of Joy Hall, even the most reluctant Sarah, were still happily engaged in gossip, comparison of the males, claims of sexual prowess, reminiscences of Earth, wading in the surf, and general appreciation of the great open vistas.

They behave like life mates, though they display no sexual characteristics -- but like all the others, they refuse to have physical contact with me, so I cannot assuage my curiosity.

The Angels phase out sexual badges after 21 years when Sonny Barger recommends in 1969 that the club clean up its act to improve its image and lower its profile.