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From contra- +‎ sexual.


contrasexual (comparative more contrasexual, superlative most contrasexual)

  1. (Jungian psychology, of part of the psyche) Having characteristics of the opposite gender.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 31:
      Another contemporary scholar of Gnosticism, C. G. Jung, has taken this notion of the twin ray and applied it to his own model of the contrasexual nature of the self.
    • 1987, Benjamin G. Lockerd, Edmund Spenser, The Sacred Marriage: Psychic Integration in the Faerie Queene, Bucknell University Press, →ISBN, page 30:
      If one rigidly keeps one's inner contrasexual side unacknowledged, no psychic growth can occur.
    • 1997, Polly Young-Eisendrath, Gender and Desire: Uncursing Pandora, Texas A&M University Press, →ISBN:
      The issue of gender becomes reality based with the human experience of the contrasexual aspect of our own psyches.
    • 2012, David Tacey, The Jung Reader, Routledge, →ISBN, page 145:
      While Jung's theory of the contrasexual component of the personality seems radical in certain respects, there are other parts of it which are conservative.