Sexuality



character; possession of the structural and functional traits of sex.
recognition of or emphasis upon matters.
involvement in activity.
an organism’s preparedness for engaging in activity.
Contemporary Examples

Openness might be a function of sexuality and gender, as well.
Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor, in Black and Blue Heather Boerner October 24, 2014

They were also comfortable with their sexuality, but felt judged by their communities.
Porn’s Behind-the-Camera Feminists Emily Shire February 25, 2014

Stipe never felt the need to publicly confirm his sexuality until 2008 but said he understood it might help “some kid somewhere.”
Anderson Cooper, Ellen Degeneres & More Stars Who Came Out (VIDEO) The Daily Beast Video July 1, 2012

The first step, for a gay man like myself, was accepting my own sexuality as a gift from God, rather than a curse.
Bishop Gene Robinson on His New Book ‘God Believes in Love’ & More David Sessions September 20, 2012

On the show-stopper “Turn It Off,” sung by a closeted missionary struggling with his sexuality.
Broadway’s Real-Life Mormon Missionary Sally Atkinson June 6, 2011

Historical Examples

The third class represents the few in whom sexuality presides as a ruling passion.
What a Young Husband Ought to Know Sylvanus Stall

I should certainly conclude that all sexuality had descended from one prototype.
More Letters of Charles Darwin Charles Darwin

But even less radical Freudians than Stekel admit the importance of sexuality in pathological stealing.
Studies in Forensic Psychiatry Bernard Glueck

sexuality is slowly transformed into sensuality and love into lust.
Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction T. W. Shannon

At least this one problem escaped the repression which has later estranged him from sexuality.
Leonardo da Vinci Sigmund Freud

noun
the state or quality of being sexual
preoccupation with or involvement in sexual matters
the possession of sexual potency
n.

1789, “action or fact of being sexual;” see sexual + -ity. Meaning “capability of sexual feelings” is from 1879. Meaning “sexual identity” is by 1980.

sexuality sex·u·al·i·ty (sěk’shōō-āl’ĭ-tē)
n.

The condition of being characterized and distinguished by sex.

Concern with or interest in sexual activity.

Sexual character or potency.

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