an·​ti-sex | \ ˌan-tē-ˈseks, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-sex (audio) \
variants: or anti-sexual \ ˌan-​tē-​ˈsek-​sh(ə-​)wəl How to pronounce anti-sexual (audio) , -​ˈsek-​shəl , ˌan-​tī-​ \ or less commonly antisex or antisexual

Definition of anti-sex

: characterized by or expressing opposition to or disapproval of sex or sexuality anti-sex attitudes an anti-sex culture

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anti-sexuality or less commonly antisexuality \ ˌan-​tē-​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce antisexuality (audio) , ˌan-​tī-​ \ noun
… there was repressive antisexuality. Prudery and modesty were the norm and supposedly were necessary to preserve the virtue and innocence of women and children. — Ruth B. Weg

First Known Use of anti-sex

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-sex was in 1878

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“Anti-sex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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an·​ti·​sex | \ ˌan-tī-ˈseks How to pronounce antisex (audio) \
variants: or antisexual \ -​ˈseksh-​(ə-​)wəl How to pronounce antisexual (audio) \

Medical Definition of antisex

: antagonistic toward sex especially : tending to reduce or eliminate the sex drive or sexual activity

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