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

Recent Examples on the Web

It should be noted that since the song's release, Ariana has yet to address the speculation around her sexuality. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Sang About Liking "Women and Men" on "Monopoly," Sparking Fan Speculation About Her Sexuality," 2 Apr. 2019 Even on days when you're not desperately turned on, making time for masturbation has lots of benefits, from helping you explore your sexuality to relieving stress and even improving your health. Suzannah Weiss, Glamour, "The Best 7 Masturbation Tips to Get You Super Turned On When You're Solo," 23 Mar. 2019 Some speculated that the moment where Tess is hiding her sexuality from Rebecca is actually foreshadowing Rebecca's big secret, her debilitating illness. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The Craziest Season 3 'This Is Us' Fan Theories on the Internet," 19 Mar. 2019 Accuse her simultaneously of career failure and of being too ambitious—her ambition a symbol of her voracious, smothering sexuality. Eve Fairbanks, The New Republic, "The Hollow Rage of Tom Brokaw," 3 May 2018 The movie has come under fire for its treatment of Mercury’s sexuality. Aja Romano, Vox, "Oscars 2019: winners, nominations, and biggest moments," 12 Dec. 2018 Perhaps they've been inspired by Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show last September, which galvanized women of all sizes, ages, and races to embrace their sexuality. Anny Choi, Vogue, "The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Lingerie Guide," 14 Feb. 2019 To have the freedom to push those boundaries musically was beneficial in me having the confidence to also claim my own sexuality and project my ideas—and help others do it as well. Danny Murphy, Glamour, "If You Love 'Thank U, Next,' Just Wait Until You Meet Songwriter Tayla Parx," 3 Dec. 2018 The aesthetically pleasing video directed by Dave Meyers, similar to the song, captures the intertwining of sexuality and spirituality. Connor Whittum, Billboard, "Ariana Grande Debuts Galaxy-Spanning 'God Is a Woman' Video: Watch," 13 July 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 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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