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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sociology
sexualsex‧u‧al /ˈsekʃuəl/ ●●● S3 W2 AWL adjective  1 SYrelating to the physical activity of sex a disease passed on by sexual contact allegations of sexual abuse her first sexual experience Many elderly people continue to have satisfying sexual relationships.2 SSSYrelating to the social relationships between men and women, especially the differences between men and women sexual stereotypessexually adverb young people who are sexually active (=who regularly have sex) I no longer found her sexually attractive. She had been sexually assaulted.
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sexualHe had to admit that his feelings for her were mostly sexual.Californians voted heavily against recognising gay marriages in what was widely seen as a test of the state's sexual climate.Herpes is a disease passed on by sexual contact.Birds have developed a sexual difference in the colours of their feathers.Sexual inequality exists, to some degree, in every society.It's important to take your partner's sexual needs into consideration.The San Francisco that you have slowly and faithfully trained me to know and adore cares nothing for sexual orientation.Men say that they are confused by today's sexual politics in the workplace.Dr Ruth offers advice on sexual problems.All this was to feed into the stream of sexual radicalism in the early twentieth century.sexual relationshipssexual reproduction
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