• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Non-sexual sexless, asexual
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  • George Orwell
    “The main motive for nonattachment is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work.”


In literature:

Ticklishness certainly arose from a non-sexual starting-point, and may well have protective uses in the young animal.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The plant multiplies non-sexually by means of special branches that may become detached, but there are no non-sexual spores formed.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
Then each one begins to fret for the beauty of the lost, non-sexual, partial relationship.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
In many instances, only the subsequent development will show that one process was sexual, another non-sexual.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
They have no hymenium and no true basidia, and are non-sexual in their reproduction.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
He is finding sexual expression in the "non-sexual" forms of art or nature.
"An Outline of Sexual Morality" by Kenneth Ingram
Reproduction is generally sexual, but non-sexual reproduction also occurs.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Sublimation is, as a matter of fact, only a special case of the relation of sexual to non-sexual desires.
"A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis" by Sigmund Freud
The polyps are all non-sexual individuals whose function is purely nutritive.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
The processes of Non-sexual Propagation, or Monogony, are much less generally known.
"The History of Creation, Vol. I (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel

In news:

And I realized there was no place to really seek this form of non-sexual intimacy.
They also reported that erectile function was slightly worse after surgery, unlike studies following non-surgical weight loss where sexual function actually improved.
Melissa Anders MLive Sen Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, announced legislation today that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Michigan's non-discrimination law.
A blogger for posted a list of "5 Non-Sexual Things that Turn Women On".
The non-stop sadism of the film, the tawdry sexualization of just about every scene, the fetishistic costumes and the crass stereotyping of all men as evil, sadistic monsters was exhausting.
Each year there are about 3,000 to 5,000 non-family abductions reported to police, most of which are short term sexually-motivated cases.
The Truman State Board of Governors voted to add sexual orientation to their non- discrimination policy on Saturday.
Group wants Hutchinson to add sexual orientation to non-discrimination policies.
University Adds Sexual Orientation to Non-Discrimination Policy.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted 8-2 to change the University's non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation.
This sexualizes the white supremacy in ways that render the actual racism invisible in the mind of most consumers and non-consumers alike.
Whitesides' prototype allows for testing of STDs and non-sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, hepatitis and gastroenteritis.
Among the activists in the Birmingham area that are working to stop sexual trafficking are a group of high-school students that have recently formed a non-profit called JustUs.

In science:

Reproduction is for many species sexual and involves recombination between homologous chromosomes during meiosis, and mating is often non random.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics