sexual Definition

relating to the instincts, physiological processes, and activities connected with physical attraction or intimate physical contact between individuals.

Using sexual: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sexual" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The movie contains sexual content that may not be suitable for children.

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    She accused him of sexual harassment.

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    Sexual attraction is a natural part of human behavior.

  • Example

    They had a sexual relationship for several months.

sexual Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with sexual

  • a person's enduring pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions to men, women, both genders, or neither gender


    Her sexual orientation is bisexual.

  • the gender that a person sees themselves as, in terms of their sexual preferences and behaviors


    He struggled with his sexual identity for years before coming out as gay.

  • the state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being related to sexuality


    It's important to practice safe sex to maintain good sexual health.


Summary: sexual in Brief

The term 'sexual' [ˈsɛkʃuəl] refers to anything related to physical attraction or intimate physical contact between individuals. It can describe a wide range of behaviors, from sexual harassment to consensual relationships. 'Sexual' also extends into phrases like 'sexual orientation,' 'sexual identity,' and 'sexual health,' denoting aspects of a person's sexual preferences and well-being.

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