209. Homosexuality


See also 364. SEX .

homoeroticism, homoerotism
1. the tendency to obtain sexual gratification from a member of the same sex.
2. homosexual activity. —homoerotic , adj.
homophobia
fear of or apprension about homosexuality.
lesbianism
the practice of homosexual relations between women. Also called Sapphism. —lesbian , n., adj.
tribadism, tribady
a sexual activity between women that imitates heterosex-ual intercourse. —tribade , n . —tribadic , adj.
uranianism
Obsolete, homosexuality.
uranism
the practice of homosexuality between males. —uranist , n.
uranophobia
an abnormal fear of homosexuals and homosexuality.
urningism
male homosexuality. Also urnism. —urning , n.

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