heterosociality

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hetero- +‎ sociality

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heterosociality (uncountable)

  1. Socialization (social interaction, social relationships) with members of the opposite sex, as distinguished from sexual interaction with or attraction to members of the opposite sex (heterosexuality) and social interaction with members of the same sex (homosociality).
    • 2002, Barrie Gunter, Media Sex: What are the Issues?, →ISBN, page 67:
      Gagnon (1990; Gagnon & Simon, 1973) proposed important and relevant differences in sexual scripts stemming from women's socialisation into heterosociality before heterosexuality, in contrast to men's socialisation into masturbation and heterosexuality before heterosociality.
    • 2013, Chris Mounsey, Developments in the Histories of Sexualities, →ISBN, page 245:
      Potkay is noticing much the same thing, I suspect, when he opposes the polite heterosociality of eighteenth-century conversation, []

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