psychosexual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of psychological + -o- + sexual

Adjective[edit]

psychosexual (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the psychological aspect or aspects of sexuality.
    • The film's psychosexual turmoil is heightened still further by the director's linkage of these two milieus: gays cruise in cop costumes, and off-duty cops cruise in S-M drag.
      Frank Rich, "Cop Out in a Dark Deminmonde. Time, (18 February 1980).