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  Sexual



Sexual

    Pertaining to sex or, more particularly, the stimulation, responsiveness, and functions of the sex organs either alone or with one or more partners.



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Sexual addiction
Compulsively frequent reiteration of highly ritualized usage of the sex organs, under conditions of extreme specificity. The addiction is not to sex, generically, but to a particular animate or inanimate sexuoerotic stimulus, or type of stimulus, that is incorporated into the ritual activity. The activity itself may or may not qualify as paraphilic. The analogue of sexual addiction to a given stimulus is drinking addiction to alcohol, from which the concept derives.

Sexual drive
The personal and subjective desire or feeling of readiness to have an erotosexual experience. It cannot be measured directly.

Sexual health
The specific set of health matters and issues related to sex and sexuality.

Sexual rehearsal play
Motions and positions observable in human and other primate infantile and juvenile play, such as pelvic thrusting and presenting, and coital positioning, that are components of, and prerequisites to healthy sexuoerotic maturity in human and other primates.

Sexuality
The personal experience and manifest expression of one's status as male or female, especially as it relates to the genital organs, pair-bondedness, and reproduction.

Sexually dimorphic nucleus
In the preoptic area or region of the hypothalamus, a group of cells so named because it is smaller in females than males.

Sexually transmitted disease
Also called venereal disease or VD (an older public health term). Sexually transmitted diseases are infections spread by the transfer of organisms from person to person during sexual contact. In addition to the "traditional" STDs (syphilis and gonorrhea), the spectrum of STDs now includes HIV infection, which causes AIDS; Chlamydia trachomatis infections; human papilloma virus (HPV) infection; genital herpes; chancroid; genital mycoplasmas; hepatitis B; trichomoniasis; enteric infections; and ectoparasitic diseases (ie, diseases caused by organisms that live on the outside of the host's body).

Sexually transmitted diseases
Diseases communicable by sexual relations, such as gonorrhea, syphilis, genital warts, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, HIV, hepatitis B, and human papillomavirus (HPV).

Sexuoerotic
The sexual and the erotic experienced as a unity, with more emphasis on sexual behavior than erotic imagery.

Sexuoerotic body image fixation
A disorder of the solicitational and allurative stratagem. The personal and private recognition of the locations and functions of the sexuoerotic organs or regions of one's body upon which is superimposed in a highly idiosyncratic and nonconfirmable way a retrospective projection of how they are in the process of undergoing change, or should be changed. A sexuoerotic body image fixation may be benign as, for example, to have sexually significant body parts ornamentally tattooed or pierced; or it may be not benign, as for example to become a eunuch by genital self-amputation, of which the fortuitous outcome may be to bleed to death.



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Sex irreducible
Characteristic of male/female differences that are primary and nontransferable between male and female, namely, male impregnation and female ovulation, menstruation, gestation, and lactation.

Sexing-stealing-lying syndrome
A syndrome in which a forbidden or illicit sexual activity coexists with kleptomanic stealing, as in shoplifting, which is not per se erotic, and with confabulatory deception or pseudologia fantastica (fantastic or fictitious logic).

Sexophobia
Dread or fear of the sex organs and of whatever pertains to them

Sexosophy
The body of knowledge that compromises the philosophy, principles, and knowledge that people have about their own personally experienced eroticism and sexuality and that of other people, singly and collectively. It includes values, personal and shared, and it encompasses culturally transmitted value systems. Its subdivisions are historical, regional, ethnic, religious, and developmental or life span.

Sex roles
Specifically, patterns of behavior and thought that are related to the sex organs and procreation; generally, behavior and thought that is traditionally or stereotypically classified or coded as typical of, or especially suited to, either one sex or the other. Some sex roles are related to procreation, and some are not.

Sexual

Sexual addiction
Compulsively frequent reiteration of highly ritualized usage of the sex organs, under conditions of extreme specificity. The addiction is not to sex, generically, but to a particular animate or inanimate sexuoerotic stimulus, or type of stimulus, that is incorporated into the ritual activity. The activity itself may or may not qualify as paraphilic. The analogue of sexual addiction to a given stimulus is drinking addiction to alcohol, from which the concept derives.

Sexual drive
The personal and subjective desire or feeling of readiness to have an erotosexual experience. It cannot be measured directly.

Sexuality
The personal experience and manifest expression of one's status as male or female, especially as it relates to the genital organs, pair-bondedness, and reproduction.

Sexually dimorphic nucleus
In the preoptic area or region of the hypothalamus, a group of cells so named because it is smaller in females than males.

Sexual rehearsal play
Motions and positions observable in human and other primate infantile and juvenile play, such as pelvic thrusting and presenting, and coital positioning, that are components of, and prerequisites to healthy sexuoerotic maturity in human and other primates.

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