364. Sex


See also 209. HOMOSEXUALITY ; 253. MALE ; 424. WOMEN .

algolagnia
the finding of sexual pleasure in suffering or inflicting physical pain; sadomasochism. —algolagnist, n. —algolagnic, adj.
amphierotism
Rare. bisexualism. —amphierotic, adj.
anaphrodisia
Medicine. the absence or loss of sexual desire. Also called sexual anesthesia .
andromania
nymphomania.
aphrodisia
an extreme state of sexual desire.
aphrodisiac
a food or other substance that creates sexual desire. —aphrodisiac, adj.
aphrodisiomania
a mania for sexual pleasure.
autoeroticism
Psychoanalysis. the arousal and satisfaction of sexual desires within or by oneself, usually by masturbation. Also autoerotism. —autoerotic, adj.
bawdry
1. Archaic. the practice or occupation of being a bawd or procurer.
2. Obsolete, fornication or unlawful intercourse.
bestiality
sexual relations between a person and an animal. See also 41. BEHAVIOR .
biomagnetism
1. animal magnetism, or the power that enables some people to induce a hypnotic state in others.
2. physical attraction between members of the sexes. —biomagnetic, adj.
bisexualism, bisexuality
the state of being sexually responsive or attracted to members of both sexes. Also called amphierotism . See also 51. BODY, HUMAN . —bisexual, adj.
carnalism, carnality
the practice of finding satisfaction in activities related to fleshly desires and appetites, especially the sexual. — carnal, adj.
coitophobia
an abnormal fear of sexual intercourse. Also called genophobia .
coprophilia
1. the use of obscene or scatological language for sexual gratification.
2. a love of obscenity.
3. Psychiatry. an abnormal interest in feces, especially as a source of sexual excitement.
cryptorchidism
the failure of one or both testes to descend normally. —cryp-torchid, n., adj.
defloration
the act of having sexual intercourse with a virgin; devirgination.
devirgination
Obsolete, the deflowering of a virgin. Also called defloration .
edeomania
an obsession with genitals.
eonism
Psychiatry. the adoption, by a male, of feminine mannerisms, clothing, etc. Also called transvestism, transvestitism .
epicenism
the state or quality of combining characteristics of both sexes. —epicenity, n. —epicene, adj.
eroticism
1. the erotic or sexual quality of something.
2. the use of sexually arousing or stimulating materials in literature, drama, art, etc.
3. the condition of being sexually stimulated.
4. a sexual drive or tendency.
5. an abnormally persistent sexual drive. Also erotism .
eroticomania
an abnormal interest in erotica.
erotographomania
an abnormal interest in erotic literature.
erotology
the study of sex as a skill.
erotomania
abnormal or uncontrollable sexual desire. —erotomaniac, n., adj.
erotophobia
an abnormal fear of sexual feelings and their physical expression.
estrus, oestrus
the condition of being in rut or sexual arousal, applied particularly to the female. Also called est rum, oestrum. —estrous, oestrous, adj.
eunuchism
1. the process or tradition of castrating males.
2. the state of being a eunuch.
fetishism, fetichism
Psychiatry. the compulsive use of some object or part of the body as a sexual stimulus, as a shoe, underclothes, a lock of hair, etc. —fetishist, fetichist, n. —fetishistic, fetichistic, adj.
flagellation
whipping or flogging, either as a religious practice for the mortification of the flesh, or as a sexual activity, for sado-masochistic pleasure. —flagellant, n., adj. —flagellator, n.
free-lovism
the doctrine or practice of having sexual relations without marriage or any other commitment to an obligation.
frottage
the act of rubbing against another person for sexual gratification. —frotteur, n.
genesiology
the study of reproduction.
genophobia
coitophobia.
gerontophilia
a sexual attraction to the elderly. —gerontophile. n. —geronto-philic, adj.
gynecomania
satyriasis.
harlotry
the state or practice of being a harlot or prostitute.
hetaerism, hetairism
1. the practice of concubinage.
2. a social system characterized by its regarding women as common property. —hetaerist, hetairist, n. —hetaeristic, hetairistic, adj.
hysteromania
nymphomania.
inflbulation
the act and practice of attaching a clasp, ring, or other device to the genital organs to prevent sexual intercourse. See also 68. CAPTIVITY .
ithyphallicism
the worship of an erect phallus or the use of a representation of one in ritual. —ithyphallic, adj.
lechery
immoderate indulgence of sexual desire; lewd and lustful behavior. —lecher, lecherer, n. —lecherous, adj.
libido
Psychoanalysis. the force or psychic energy behind human action, especially the sexual urge. —libidinous, adj.
lubricity
lewd or lecherous behavior or attitude; lasciviousness. —lubricious, adj.
mentulomania
an obsession with the penis.
monoecism
the condition of having both male and female sex organs in an individual. —monoecious, adj.
necrophilia
a sexual attraction to the dead. — necrophile, n. — necrophilic, adj.
necrosadism
the mutilation of a corpse in order to excite or satisfy sexual urges. —necrosadist, n.
nymphomania
Pathology. an excessive sexual desire in a female. Also called andromania, hysteromania, oestromania, uteromania. Cf. satyriasis. —nymphomaniac, n., adj. —nymphomaniacal, adj.
oestromania
nymphomania.
oestrus
estrus.
onanism
1. the practice of preejaculatory withdrawal during intercourse.
2. masturbation. — onanist, n. —onanistic, adj.
orchidomania
an obsession with testicles.
panderism
1. the practice of acting as a go-between in amorous intrigues.
2. the action of soliciting customers for a prostitute or of procuring women for sexual purposes. Also panderage .
paraphilia
the practice of, indulgence in, or addiction to unusual sexual activities. — paraphilic , adj.
paraphobia
an abnormal fear of sexual perversion.
partialism
1. an emphasis of sexual interest upon one part of the body.
2. a form of fetishism in which the sexual stimulus is a part of the body, as pictures of feet.
pornographomania
an abnormal interest in pornography.
priapism
1. Pathology. a continuous erection of the penis, especially as the result of a disease.
2. a prurient action or display. —priapismic, adj.
proxenetism
the practice of pimping by females. — proxenetist, n.
prurience, pruriency
an inclination toward lewdness or lustfulness; lustful behavior. —prurient, adj.
salacity
1. lewdness of speech.
2. lustful or lecherous behavior. —salacious, adj.
satyriasis
Pathology. an abnormal, uncontrollable sexual desire in men. Also called gynecomania, satyrism, satyromania. Cf. nymphomania. —satyr, n. —satyric, adj.
scopophilia
Psychiatry.
1. Also called passive scopophilia . the deriving of sexual pleasure from viewing nude bodies, sexual acts, or erotic photographs; voyeurism.
2. Also called active scopophilia, scoptophilia . an abnormal desire to be seen, especially genitally; exhibitionism. —scopophiliac, n. —scopophilic, adj.
sexology
the study of normal and abnormal sexual behavior. —sexologist, n. —sexological, adj.
sexual anesthesia
anaphrodisia.
sexualism
emphasis upon sex as being a prime concern in life.
transsexualism, transsexuality
the psychological phenomenon of a person identifying with the opposite sex, sometimes to the extent of undergoing surgery for change of sex. —transsexual, n., adj.
transvestism
eonism.
ustulation
Obsolete, a burning sexual desire; a lustful passion.
uteromania
nymphomania.
venery
Archaic. sexual activity; the gratification of sexual impulses.
voyeurism
the practice of gaining sexual gratification by looking at sexual acts, erotic pictures, etc. —voyeur, n. —voyeuristic, adj.
whoredom
the act or practice of prostitution.
whoremongery
1. the practice of being a whoremaster, or whoremonger.
2. the actions or behavior of a whoremaster, or whoremonger.
zoophilia
a desire for sexual activity with animals. —zoophilist, n. —zoophilic, zoophilous, adj.

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