[het-er-uh-sek-shoo-al-i-tee or, esp. British, -seks-yoo-]
- sexual feeling or behavior directed toward a person or persons of the opposite sex.
Origin of heterosexuality
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Examples from the Web for heterosexuality
Maybe the wheel will turn again, and heterosexuality will come to seem edgy.How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’
November 12, 2014
They started attending a Mormon support group that encouraged LGBT people to “come back to God” and return to heterosexuality.Thank God! To the Church, This Transgender Woman Is Just a Skank
October 22, 2014
And the devil of heterosexuality is definitely in the details.
She overenunciates her heterosexuality, like a mother teaching her daughter how to say “bad boy” for the very first time.
It is Mark, not Chad, who is sent to the Genesis House retreat for converting gay men to heterosexuality.Best New York Times Corrections Ever: 'The Shining,' Twilight Sparkle & More
February 3, 2012
On leaving the university his heterosexuality asserted itself normally.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)</p>
- sexual attraction to or sexual relations with a person or persons of the opposite sexCompare homosexuality
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Word Origin and History for heterosexuality
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- Erotic attraction, predisposition, or sexual behavior between persons of the opposite sex.
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