psychosexual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

psycho- +‎ sexual

Adjective[edit]

psychosexual (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the psychological aspect or aspects of sexuality.
    • 2016 May 23, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, “Apocalypse pits the strengths of the X-Men series against the weaknesses”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      The X-Men films have made an explicit connection between the mutants’ powers and pubescent self-discovery, but perhaps it’s necessary to address the last few movies’ psychosexual subtext.
    • 1980 February 18, Frank Rich, “Cop Out in a Dark Deminmonde”, in Time[2]:
      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.