sexuality

noun
sex·​u·​al·​i·​ty | \ ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē How to pronounce sexuality (audio) \

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

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In fourth grade, students learn why talking about sexuality can be helpful. Natasha Bhuyan, SELF, "If I Don’t Talk to My Patients About Consent, Who Will?," 5 June 2019 Markowitz said the family knew about his sexuality but never spoke about it. Josefin Dolsten, sun-sentinel.com, "The life of gay, Jewish bullfighter Sidney Franklin remembered," 4 June 2019 There is a lot of value in being able to share images of and information about sexuality. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Tumblr’s adult content ban means the death of unique blogs that explore sexuality," 6 Dec. 2018 Low-cost options are important for those in search of an affordable way to explore what sexuality means to them. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "Introducing Ferly, a Tech Startup Creating a Sex-Positive Space for Women — and It’s Not a Dating App," 14 May 2019 My sexuality plays a big role in renewing my energy. Andrea Barrica, SELF, "How Owning My Sexuality Transformed My Career," 23 Apr. 2019 Beyoncé normalized female sexuality, causing teen pregnancy. Michael Harriot, The Root, "Donald Trump is Not Making White People More Racist, He's Making Them Act More Racist," 5 July 2018 These museum events will feature in-gallery talks by curators and more special guests like sexuality educator Ericka Hart and artists Louis Fratino and Vincent Chong. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Come On, Vogue! The Met Museum Will Celebrate Pride Month With a Very Camp Dance Competition," 14 May 2019 But female sexuality is a powerful asset—why not use it? Andrea Bartz, Marie Claire, "Sometimes I Exploit My Sexuality and I'm Not Sorry," 25 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of sexuality

1797, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sexuality was in 1797

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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 How to pronounce sexuality (audio) \
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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