sexual preference

noun
plural sexual preferences

Definition of sexual preference

Usage of Sexual Preference

The term sexual preference as used to refer to sexual orientation is widely considered offensive in its implied suggestion that a person can choose who they are sexually or romantically attracted to.

First Known Use of sexual preference

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sexual preference was in 1955

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Cite this Entry

“Sexual preference.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexual%20preference. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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