heterosexual

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj heterosexual sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex
    • n heterosexual a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: German soldiers, both heterosexual and homosexual, are allowed to have sex with each other
    • heterosexual Relating to the opposite sex.
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Quotations

  • Gore Vidal
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    “There is no such thing as a homosexual or a heterosexual person. There are only homo -- or heterosexual acts. Most people are a mixture of impulses if not practices.”

Usage

In literature:

It is only a small proportion of heterosexual persons who experience these impulses under such conditions.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Senior pupils of an intermediate school were concerned in depravity, both heterosexual and homosexual.
"Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents" by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
Since he grew up, X. has from time to time had normal heterosexual intercourse.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
Homosexual choice of object is originally more natural to narcism than the heterosexual.
"A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis" by Sigmund Freud
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In news:

Transformation isn't the sole province of sloppy heterosexual men or tired rooms in a home, as recent makeover shows might suggest.
They've called on North Carolinians to decide whether to give gay and lesbian people the same marriage rights as heterosexual people.
Set in a world where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuals are scorned.
New Jersey could become the second state in the nation to limit practitioners of "conversion" counseling, a controversial form of psychological therapy that aims to persuade gay people to adopt a heterosexual identity.
It was challenged on grounds that gay citizens have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.
It's not that gays want the same rights that heterosexuals have.
Four gay men are suing an organization for trying to " convert " them into heterosexuals.
And to all the heterosexual kids in Scouting who are absorbing the message that discrimination is okay -- for them to see the Eagles they idolize tell them clearly that it's not.
Ukraine fights worst HIV epidemic in Europe, as cases increasingly spread to heterosexuals.
Specifically, I hypothesized that INAH 2 or INAH 3 is large in individuals sexually oriented toward women (heterosexual men and homosexual women) and small in individuals sexually oriented toward men (heterosexual women and homosexual men).
Are homosexuals and heterosexuals biologically different.
When they interviewed persons who claimed they had been homosexuals but were now functioning heterosexually, they found that all these men were simply suppressing homosexual behavior.
Hormonal contraception may make it easier for HIV to spread between heterosexual sex partners, according to a new study conducted in Africa.
Well, I was on the subway with my gal last night, the L train heading into Brooklyn and we were sitting across from what seemed to be a heterosexual duo.
In the US, nearly a third of new infections each year are among heterosexuals, he noted.
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In science:

However, if the property in question were, say, gender, then the same graphs would be disassortative if most of the relations were heterosexual.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Donnell, D. et al. Heterosexual HIV-1 transmission after initiation of an tiretroviral therapy: a prospective cohort analysis. Lancet 375, 2092-2098 (2010). Fideli, U. S. et al.
How important is the acute phase in HIV epidemiology?
Virologic and immunologic determinants of heterosexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 in Africa.
How important is the acute phase in HIV epidemiology?
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