• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sexual involved in a sexual relationship "the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife","she had been intimate with many men","he touched her intimate parts"
    • adj sexual having or involving sex "sexual reproduction","sexual spores"
    • adj sexual of or relating to or characterized by sexuality "sexual orientation","sexual distinctions"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day
    • a Sexual Of or pertaining to sex, or the sexes; distinguishing sex; peculiar to the distinction and office of male or female; relating to the distinctive genital organs of the sexes; proceeding from, or based upon, sex; as, sexual characteristics; sexual intercourse, connection, or commerce; sexual desire; sexual diseases; sexual generation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: According to psychologists, the shoe and the foot are the most common sources of sexual fetishism in Western society
    • sexual Of or pertaining to sex or the sexes in general: as, sexual characteristics.
    • sexual Distinctive of sex, whether male or female; peculiar to or characteristic of either sex; genital: as, sexual organs: the sexual system.
    • sexual Of the two sexes; done by means of the two sexes; reproductive: as, sexual intercourse; sexual reproduction.
    • sexual Peculiar to or affecting the sexes or organs of sex; venereal: as, sexual disease or malformation.
    • sexual Having sex: sexed; separated into two sexes; monœcious: the opposite of asexual: as a sexual animal.
    • sexual Such degree of affinity between the sexes of different species as enables these species to interbreed or hybridize.
    • sexual In botany, a system of classification founded on the distinction of sexes in plants, as male and female. Also called sexual method, artificial system, Linnean system. See Linnean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each day, there are over 120 million sexual intercourse taking place all over the world.
    • adj Sexual pertaining to sex: distinguished or founded on the sex: relating to the distinct organs of the sexes
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  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.”
  • Naomi Wolf
    Naomi Wolf
    “To ask women to become unnaturally thin is to ask them to relinquish their sexuality.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “A man's eroticism is a woman's sexuality.”
  • Barbara Cartland
    Barbara Cartland
    “The right diet directs sexual energy into the parts that matter.”
  • Guy Bellamy
    Guy Bellamy
    “Life is a sexually transmitted disease.”
  • George F. Will
    “It is no longer enough to be lusty. One must be a sexual gourmet.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sexualis, fr. sexus, sex: cf. F. sexuel,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. sexe—L. sexussecāre, to cut.


In literature:

It's neutral sexually, and in zoology '-ida' is used in forming family names .
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
The sexual relation has this chief and controlling purpose.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Half-way between vital and social functions, lies the sexual instinct.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
Cupid and Psyche, the deities of sexual love 221.
"The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society" by Erasmus Darwin
Women, too, even quite good women, have the stress of the sexual difference constantly before them.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
Love, in the sexual sense, fails us in the bitterest crisis of our days because love, or the person loved, is the chief cause of the misery.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
Sexual sin is the least of the sins in Dante.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
A woman who publicly expresses desire for sexual intercourse.
"The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana" by Vatsyayana
Festivals in which sexual license is the rule are generally merely the expression of natural impulses.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The Jews were the only ones sane enough to subordinate sexual love to reverence for motherhood.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
Less often the breasts and sexual organs of females are similarly affected.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
Undue sexual excitement may produce the condition.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
Between male and female the sexual appetite is aroused.
"A Preliminary Study of the Emotion of Love between the Sexes" by Sanford Bell
Very frequently even in childhood sexuality gives rise to enduring imaginative sexual activity.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
Sexual feeling in itself is not base, but it can be debased either in thought or in deed.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
It treats sexuality as a matter too vital and important to be ignored or trifled with, much less perverted or denied.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
As the excitement increased the sexual nature of the ceremony became evident.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
That sexual selection obtains?
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
Sanine was in his twenties, and in order to get all the richness that his nature desired, he had to attend to his urgent sexual needs.
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.

In poetry:

One cannot match her perfect phrase
With commonplaces from your lip;
And yet there are some sexual traits
That show your dim relationship.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall
You smoke a pipe—of course, you do!
About an inch in length or less,
Which, from a sexual point of view,
Mars somehow your attractiveness.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall
Sexual intercourse began
In nineteen sixty-three
(which was rather late for me) -
Between the end of the Chatterley ban
And the Beatles' first LP.
"Annus Mirabilis" by Philip Larkin
Not one of the prisoners regained sexual balance.
Depressions, impotency, sleeplessness…erotic
dispersion in languages, reading, games, music,
and gymnastics.
"Notes On Vision" by James Douglas Morrison
Then from the spurt of seed within her broke
Her terrible and triumphant female cry,
Split upward by the sexual lightning stroke.
It was the beasts now who stood watching by:
"Imperial Adam" by A D Hope

In news:

Dave insists that he never takes things to the sexual level with his rubber friends, though.
Google street view The Stafford branch of the Ocean County library, where a homeless man was arrested Monday after trying to arrange a sexual encounter with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
Mahoney was arrested earlier this year after trying to arrange a sexual encounter with an undercover officer who he thought was a 15-year-old girl.
Martin's 'Game of Thrones' Q&A Gets Awkwardly Sexual.
An investigative journalist in Azerbaijan is under fire for a sexually explicit video.
A teacher who was arrested on charges of sexual battery.
For more than half her life, Michelle Pfeiffer "struggled with my own image as a sexual person.".
McCree, who specializes in sexual misconduct cases, admitted to texting the bare-chested photo to his bailiff 's phone, as well as to other women, reported Fox News.
Baldness , prostate drugs may have more sexual side effects than once thought.
Shean Galvin was taken into custody Wednesday on two counts of sexual battery.
The Supreme Court ruled federal prisons can hold sexually dangerous offenders beyond their prison terms.
If you are not a feminist , you can enjoy a lifestyle of sexual freedom and also take seriously the idea that sexual freedom is bad for society.
The 18-year-old is accused of sexual assault, sexual abuse, felonious restraint and child molestation.
A father and daughter who had a sexual relationship and a child together were both abused and neglected children exposed to inappropriate sexual relationships, Dunedin District Court has been told.
Female caregiver sexually assaulted 106-year-old woman with a 'sexual instrument '.

In science:

Genome Mutation-Adding/overwriting via virtual robot sexuality (from ).
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
Møller AP, Thornhill R, Gangestad SW (2005) Direct and indirect tests for publication bias: asymmetry and sexual selection.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank
For sexual species, usually no two individuals carry the same genotype, and the model is therefore inadequate if the entire genome is considered.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Calculations of various other properties of a drifting cloud, like overlaps and correlations, can be found in [34, 35]. A recent calculation of properties of “clouds” of sexual individuals is given in .
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
One of the most important features of sexual species is recombination, i.e., the combination of different parts of different parental genomes into a new genome.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
The next two sections are concerned with models for sexual selection and speciation, both of which involve an explicit genetic representation, and sexual reproduction.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
For sexual populations, the inheritance of strategies becomes more complicated and depends on the genetic implementation.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
An overview of a wider range of models can be found in the book by Andersson [144], which is an excellent and broad review of the huge field of sexual selection.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
The topic of speciation (and the possible role of sexual selection) is discussed in the next section.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
For sexually reproducing taxa, species are often defined as genetically separated units.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
In this chapter, we will focus on models for speciation in sexual species.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
We will first discuss Wright’s shifting balance theory for how a sexual population can move from one fitness peak to another if mixed genotypes have low fitness.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
In the following, we present two models for speciation driven by sexual selection.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Similarly, a recent study indicate that the social network responsible for the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, such as AIDS, also exhibits a scale-free structure .
Halting viruses in scale-free networks
In such populations females look for and choose randomly a sexual partner from the whole population.
Review of haplotype complementarity under mutational pressure