sexuality

noun
sex·u·al·i·ty | \ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē \

Definition of sexuality 

: the quality or state of being sexual:

a : the condition of having sex

b : sexual activity

c : expression of sexual receptivity or interest especially when excessive

Examples of sexuality in a Sentence

She is comfortable with her sexuality. a study of male sexuality

Recent Examples on the Web

Nisha’s parents try to uphold the appearance of traditionalism despite their distance from home, and their anxiety at cultural loss is transferred onto their daughter (and her developing sexuality). Iram Haq, New York Times, "Review: In ‘What Will People Say,’ Tyranny Begins at Home," 12 July 2018 This comes down to the fact that Black women frequently sit at many intersections, including but not limited to, race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and immigration status. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "Black Women Are Not Your Superheroes," 9 July 2018 The models were working within my photographic themes, which are nudity, sexuality, gender, beauty, and fantasy. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Ryan McGinley's Latest Nude Series Is an Empowering Riff on Selfie Culture," 4 July 2018 Poets of the mid-20th century, like Adrienne Rich or Amiri Baraka, critically examine and revolutionize ways of thinking about gender, sexuality, and race, but their ideas are expressed in language that’s accessible to a broad readership. Walt Hunter, The Atlantic, "Remembering Donald Hall, a Poet of Love and Loss," 27 June 2018 Netflix is one of the most diverse platforms in entertainment, with hundreds of original titles featuring people of every race, gender, sexuality, and size—both on screen and off. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "47 Black Artists From Netflix Came Together for an Incredible Video About Representation," 25 June 2018 At the Disco Jimmy Fontaine The pop frontman, back this week with one of the year's best albums, opens up about sexuality, religion, and his Tony nomination. Ilana Kaplan, GQ, "Brendon Urie Finds Peace! At the Disco," 20 June 2018 In their universe everyone is beautiful, inside and out, and can hold nuanced takes on complex subjects like politics, religion, sexuality, and race. refinery29.com, "I Demand Justice For Shannan On Queer Eye, Season 2," 18 June 2018 The question was how the swing justice, Anthony Kennedy—author of four landmark rights rulings on gender and sexuality, and a staunch protector of religious liberty—would address his own cognitive dissonance. The Economist, "The Supreme Court’s artful dodge over gay wedding cakes," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of sexuality

1797, in the meaning defined above

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sexuality

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sexuality

: the sexual habits and desires of a person

sexuality

noun
sex·u·al·i·ty | \ˌsek-shə-ˈwal-ət-ē \
plural sexualities

Medical Definition of sexuality 

: the quality or state of being sexual:

a : the condition of having sex

b : sexual activity

c : expression of sexual receptivity or interest especially when excessive

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