psychosexuality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From psycho- +‎ sexuality.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /sʌɪkəʊsɛkʃʊˈalɪti/

Noun[edit]

psychosexuality (usually uncountable, plural psychosexualities)

  1. The psychological aspects of sexuality.
    • 2009 September 21, The New York Times, “Thumping the Basics, With Amp Cranked Up”, New York Times:
      There are flashes of new wave, as on “Undisclosed Desires,” which could have been an unreleased Depeche Mode song with its dark exploration of psychosexuality: “I want to reconcile the violence in your heart.”