Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Orthosexuality - Definition

or•tho•sex•ual•ity \ ôr'thə-sĕk'shū-ăl'ĭ-tē\


1. The sum of the physical, functional, and psychological attributes of a sex’s biologically correct, natural, or proper sexual activity, behavior, conduct or expression.

2. (Biology) Sexual activity, behavior, conduct or expression that is biologically correct, natural, normal, or proper of the male or the female; the sexual attraction to members of the opposite sex.

3. (Sociology) The sexual activity, behavior, conduct, or response universally considered socially acceptable, proper, normal, or orthodox.

4. (Psychology) The psycho-erotic attraction to members of the opposite sex; the disposition to sexually behave in a mentally sane and biologically correct, natural, normal or proper manner. The quality of being free of psycho-sexual (i.e., aberrosexual) disorders such as bisexualism, fetishism, homosexualism, lesbianism, necrophilism, sadomasochism, scopophilism, voyeurism, zoophilism, etc.

5. (Sexology) The biologically correct expression or response to sexual attraction, erotic arousal, or to one's sex, vis-á-vis genitalia and reproduction; the biologically correct or natural purpose, responsiveness or functions of the sexual organs.

Synonyms: sexual correctness, sexual appropriateness, sexual healthiness, sexual normality. (Improperly referred to as “heterosexuality”).

Antonyms: aberrosexualism, sodomy, sexual aberrance, sexual deviance, sexual perversion

Examples of use:

1. Edward thoroughly enjoys and gaily admits his orthosexuality.

2. Orthosexuality is indispensable for sexually well-adjusted, truly gay human beings.

3. Thomas defends orthosexuality as the only healthy and gay sexual behavior for all members of society.

4. Psychologists point to orthosexuality as the standard of sane sexual activiity.


*  French:     orthosexualité
*  Spanish:   ortosexualidad

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