Origin of sexual
- a combining form extracted from homosexual and heterosexual, used to describe a person's sexual orientation, identity, or preferences:pansexual;polysexual.
- a combining form extracted from metrosexual, used to describe a person's lifestyle, appearance, or way of dressing with regard to attracting or choosing a romantic partner:vegansexual;lumbersexual.
Examples from the Web for sexual
But he, like many people using dating apps whatever their sexual identity, remains stoutly positive.Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem
January 9, 2015
Yeah, the “Giant man-puppy” that is Gronkowski won't hold a sexual candle to the blue-eyed dreamboat.
Early on, the sexual protagonist complains that her Molson-drinking husband is pretty much an incompetent Neanderthal.
It is not only clerics and Islamic ideologues who use offensive words and images to describe the sexual life of Westerners.50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West
IranWire, Shima Sharabi
January 1, 2015
The father, Jean Paul Kruse, was later charged with rape and sexual abuse.Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking
December 30, 2014
It was social inequality which gave rise to sexual vices as to all the other vices.Freeland
What result will her freedom have on the sexual relationships?
Woman is the predominant partner in the sexual relationship.
It is in the sexual passions we must seek the origins of all social growth.
Hardly is the sexual act consummated than all vanishes like a dream.The Sexual Question
- of, relating to, or characterized by sex or sexuality
- (of reproduction) characterized by the union of male and female gametesCompare asexual (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for sexual
1650s, "of or pertaining to the fact of being male or female," from Late Latin sexualis "relating to sex," from Latin sexus (see sex (n.)). Meaning "pertaining to copulation or generation" is from 1766; sexual intercourse attested by 1778; sexual orientation by 1967; sexual harassment by 1975. Sexual revolution attested by 1962. Sexual politics is from 1970. Related: Sexually.
- Of, relating to, involving, or characteristic of sex, sexuality, the sexes, or the sex organs and their functions.
- Implying or symbolizing erotic desires or activity.
- Of, relating to, or involving the union of male and female gametes.