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sexual British & World English

Relating to the instincts, physiological processes, and activities connected with physical attraction or intimate physical contact between individuals

sexual English Thesaurus

the sexual organs

non-sexual British & World English

Not involving or relating to sex or sexual reproduction

sexual equality British & World English

The state in which access to rights or opportunities is unaffected by gender

sexual politics British & World English

The principles determining the relationship of the sexes; relations between the sexes regarded in terms of power

sexual dimorphism British & World English

Distinct difference in size or appearance between the sexes of an animal in addition to the sexual organs themselves

sexual harassment British & World English

Harassment (typically of a woman) in a workplace, or other professional or social situation, involving the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks

sexual intercourse British & World English

Sexual contact between individuals involving penetration, especially the insertion of a man’s erect penis into a woman’s vagina, typically culminating in orgasm and the ejaculation of semen

sexual orientation British & World English

A person’s sexual identity in relation to the gender to which they are attracted; the fact of being heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual

sexual relations British & World English

Sexual intercourse

sexual revolution British & World English

The liberalization of established social and moral attitudes to sex, particularly that occurring in western countries during the 1960s, as the women’s movement and developments in contraception instigated changes in attitudes towards sex and women’s sexuality, and sexual equality became an aim of society

sexual selection British & World English

Natural selection arising through preference by one sex for certain characteristics in individuals of the other sex

sexual reproduction British & World English

The production of new living organisms by combining genetic information from two individuals of different types (sexes). In most higher organisms, one sex (male) produces a small motile gamete which travels to fuse with a larger stationary gamete produced by the other (female)

secondary sexual characteristic British & World English

Any physical characteristic developing at puberty which distinguishes between the sexes but is not directly involved in reproduction

intersexual British & World English

Existing or occurring between the sexes

omnisexual British & World English

Involving, related to, or characterized by a diverse sexual propensity

pansexual British & World English

Not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity

psychosexual British & World English

Of or involving the psychological aspects of the sexual impulse

gender equality British & World English

The state in which access to rights or opportunities is unaffected by gender

sex discrimination British & World English

Discrimination in employment and opportunity against a person (typically a woman) on grounds of sex

sexual discrimination in sex discrimination British & World English

Discrimination in employment and opportunity against a person (typically a woman) on grounds of sex


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