omnisexual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

omni- +‎ sexual

Adjective[edit]

omnisexual (not comparable)

  1. Pansexual.
    • 1986 July 1, John Kilgore, “Sexuality and Identity in The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, in Donald Palumbo editor, Eros in the Mind's Eye: Sexuality and the Fantastic in Art and Film[1], Westport: Greenwood Press, ISBN 9780313241024, OL 9355218M, page 155-156:
      Frank vis-à-vis Rocky is the father-mother of his husband-wife; theirs is an omnisexual relationship.
    • 1988 August, Susan C. Shapiro, “‘Yon Plumed Dandebrat’: Male ‘Effeminacy’ in English Satire and Criticism”, The Review of English Studies, volume 39, number 155, JSTOR 516769, page 411: 
      This omnisexual libertine who shuttles between his whore and his catamite (with equally regular visits to his tailor) has no classical prototype since aggressive bisexuality was completely acceptable as ‘masculine’ behaviour in ancient Greek society.
    • 1996 July 24, Ferdinando Camon; John Shepley, The Sickness Called Man[2], Marlboro Press, ISBN 9780810160156, page 9:
      There was something in this that made our relationship more than homosexual, and more than heterosexual. Perhaps it could be called an omnisexual relationship.
    • 1998 August 1, James E. Miller, Jr., “Sex and Sexuality”, in J. R. LeMaster, Donald D. Kummings editor, Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, Routledge, ISBN 9780815318767, OL 8047568M, page 631:
      In short, all readers can share, consciously and/or unconsciously, Whitman’s omnisexual vision—omnisexual in the all-encompassing sense of embracing auto—, homo—, and heteroerotic impulses.
    • 2008 May 2, Mark Bould, “Science Fiction Television in the United Kingdom”, in J. P. Telotte editor, The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, ISBN 9780813172965, page 225:
      These Oedipal tensions are mirrored by a structural conflict between the series’ tacit multiculturalism—captured by omnisexual Captain Jack Harkness, who exemplifies an exogamous future humankind that goes to the stars to “dance” with every species they meet []
  2. Androgynous.
    • 1979 Autumn, Lee R. Edwards, “The Labors of Psyche: Toward a Theory of Female Heroism”, Critical Inquiry, volume 6, number 1, JSTOR 1343084, page 44: 
      Psyche’s participation in the archetypical patterns of heroic action logically implies that heroism itself is an asexual or omnisexual archetype.
    • 1998, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, The Anatomy of Prejudices, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, ISBN 9780674031913, OL 807099M:
      Historically, sameness sexism marks the disappearance of conditions in which goddess religions flourished: prepatriarchal conditions in which men imagined women as awesome, omnipotent birth-givers, omnisexual creatures with both big breasts and penises.
  3. Having sexuality everywhere.
    • 1982 April, Sterling Fishman, “The History of Childhood Sexuality”, Journal of Contemporary History, volume 17, number 2, JSTOR 260566, page 279: 
      Both Queen Victoria and Sigmund Freud have, however, become common adjectives in our time, one describing the Dark Ages of sexual repression, the other an omnisexual world in which everything has sexual significance.
    • 2009, Jean Hanff Korelitz, Admission[3], New York: Grand Central Publishing, ISBN 9780446540704, OL 16928647M:
      To be a virgin in high school wasn't, even in the omnisexual milieu of the Pioneer Valley, such a social black spot.