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  • sex chromosome (genetics)

    Sex chromosome, either of a pair of chromosomes that determine whether an individual is male or female. The sex chromosomes of human beings and other mammals are designated by scientists as X and Y. In humans the sex chromosomes comprise one pair of the total of 23 pairs of chromosomes. The other

  • sex determination (genetics)

    Sex determination, the establishment of the sex of an organism, usually by the inheritance at the time of fertilization of certain genes commonly localized on a particular chromosome. This pattern affects the development of the organism by controlling cellular metabolism and stimulating the

  • sex differentiation (society)

    androgyny: …in which characteristics of both sexes are clearly expressed in a single individual. In biology, androgyny refers to individuals with fully developed sexual organs of both sexes, also called hermaphrodites. Body build and other physical characteristics of these individuals are a blend of normal male and female features.

  • sex discrimination (law)

    Cannon v. University of Chicago: …initiate civil suits for alleged sex discrimination against educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX stated that

  • Sex Discrimination Act (United Kingdom [1975])

    United Kingdom: Family and gender: …however; for example, despite the Sex Discrimination Act of 1975, under which the Equal Opportunities Commission was established, women’s pay rates in the 1980s were only about two-thirds of those of men. Still, higher education was increasingly opened to women from the 1960s, so that by 1980 they formed 40…

  • sex distribution (demography)

    population: Sex ratio: A second important structural aspect of populations is the relative numbers of males and females who compose it. Generally, slightly more males are born than females (a typical ratio would be 105 or 106 males for every 100 females). On the other hand,…

  • sex drive

    Sexual motivation, the impulse to gratify sexual needs, either through direct sexual activity or through apparently unrelated activities (sublimation). The term libido was coined by Sigmund Freud and used by him to encompass the seeking of pleasure in general, one of the major motivating forces for

  • Sex Education (American television series)

    Gillian Anderson: …oversharing sex therapist mother in Sex Education (2019– ).

  • sex equality

    Gender equality, condition of parity regardless of an individual’s gender. Gender equality addresses the tendency to ascribe, in various settings across societies, different roles and status to individuals on the basis of gender. In this context, the term gender generally refers to an individual’s

  • sex equity (economics)

    Comparable worth, in economics, the principle that men and women should be compensated equally for work requiring comparable skills, responsibilities, and effort. In the United States the concept of comparable worth was introduced in the 1970s by reformers seeking to correct inequities in pay for

  • sex gland (anatomy)

    Gonad, in zoology, primary reproductive gland that produces reproductive cells (gametes). In males the gonads are called testes; the gonads in females are called ovaries. (see ovary; testis). The gonads in some lower invertebrate groups (e.g., hydrozoans) are temporary organs; in higher forms they

  • sex hormone

    Sex hormone, a chemical substance produced by a sex gland or other organ that has an effect on the sexual features of an organism. Like many other kinds of hormones, sex hormones may also be artificially synthesized. See androgen;

  • Sex in Relation to Chromosomes and Genes (work by Bridges)

    Calvin Blackman Bridges: That same year he published “Sex in Relation to Chromosomes and Genes,” demonstrating that sex in Drosophila is not determined simply by the “sex chromosomes” (X and Y) but is the result of a “chromosomal balance”—a mathematical ratio of the number of female sex chromosomes (X) to the number of…

  • sex mosaic (biology)

    sex: Abnormal chromosome effects: …are known as gynandromorphs, or sexual mosaics, and result from aberration in the distribution of the X chromosomes among the first cells to be formed during the early development of the embryo.

  • Sex Pistols, the (British rock group)

    The Sex Pistols, rock group who created the British punk movement of the late 1970s and who, with the song “God Save the Queen,” became a symbol of the United Kingdom’s social and political turmoil. The original members were vocalist Johnny Rotten (byname of John Lydon; b. January 31, 1956, London,

  • sex ratio (demography)

    population: Sex ratio: A second important structural aspect of populations is the relative numbers of males and females who compose it. Generally, slightly more males are born than females (a typical ratio would be 105 or 106 males for every 100 females). On the other hand,…

  • sex research (social science)

    Virginia E. Johnson: …began helping him with his sex research. She filled a crucial role in the recruitment of study participants. With her pragmatic attitude and sociable nature, she was able to persuade hundreds of men and women to participate, even though the research was widely considered untoward. She gathered information on participants’…

  • Sex Research, Institute for (research organization, Bloomington, Indiana, United States)

    Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, a nonprofit corporation affiliated with Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, U.S., founded in 1947 under the sponsorship of the zoologist Alfred C. Kinsey, with whose pioneering studies of American sexual behaviour the institute

  • sex reversal (biology)

    animal reproductive system: Sponges, coelenterates, flatworms, and aschelminths: …free-living nematodes are capable of sex reversal—if the sex ratio in a given population is not optimal or if environmental conditions are not ideal, the ratio of males to females can be altered. This sometimes results in intersexes; i.e., females with some male characteristics. Hermaphroditism occurs in nematodes, and self-fertilization…

  • sex role (human behaviour)

    human behaviour: Self-concept, or identity: …on gender and is called sex-role identity. Children develop a rudimentary gender identity by age three, having learned to classify themselves and others as either males or females. They also come to prefer the activities and roles traditionally assigned to their own sex; as early as two years of age,…

  • sex slavery (slavery)

    Nadia Murad: …August 2014 and sold into sex slavery. She escaped three months later, and shortly thereafter she began speaking out about human trafficking and sexual violence, especially as these issues pertained to Yazīdī women. Murad also spoke about the mistreatment of the Yazīdī community more broadly. She was appointed the United…

  • sex therapy

    Sex therapy, form of behaviour modification or psychotherapy directed specifically at difficulties in sexual interaction. Many sex therapists use techniques developed in the 1960s by the Americans William Masters and Virginia Johnson to help couples with nonorganic problems that affect their sex

  • sex work

    COYOTE: …end the stigma associated with sex work, calling for the abolition of laws against sex workers, who included strippers, phone sex operators, prostitutes, and adult-film actors. They also advocated the abolition of laws against pimps and panderers but argued for governmental regulation of the prostitute-pimp relationship as a contractual labor…

  • Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays (work by Paglia)

    Camille Paglia: …Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990), Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays (1992), and Vamps & Tramps: New Essays (1994). Her public persona and iconoclastic views angered many academics and feminists and titillated audiences of television talk shows and college lecture halls as well as those who read her magazine essays…

  • sex, lies, and videotape (film by Soderbergh [1989])

    Harvey Weinstein: …the rights to the provocative sex, lies, and videotape, which became Miramax’s first major hit.

  • sex-attractant pheromone (biology)

    chemoreception: Pheromones: A sex-attractant pheromone would be disadvantageous if it also attracted individuals of other species. Specificity is dependent to some extent on the degree to which a particular molecular structure can be modified; for example, there are more possible permutations of the structure of a molecule with…

  • sex-controlled character (genetics)

    Sex-controlled character, a genetically controlled feature that may appear in organisms of both sexes but is expressed to a different degree in each. The character seems to act as a dominant in one sex and a recessive in the other. An example of such a sex-controlled character is gout in humans;

  • sex-influenced character (genetics)

    Sex-controlled character, a genetically controlled feature that may appear in organisms of both sexes but is expressed to a different degree in each. The character seems to act as a dominant in one sex and a recessive in the other. An example of such a sex-controlled character is gout in humans;

  • sex-limited character (genetics)

    Sex-limited character, an observable feature appearing only in members of one sex of a given population of organisms, although organisms of both sexes may have the genetic constitution that determines the trait. The genes that control milk yield and quality in dairy cattle, for example, are

  • sex-linked character (genetics)

    Sex-linked character, an observable feature of an organism controlled by the genes on the chromosomes that determine the organism’s sex. Each individual has a pair of sex chromosomes; one member of the pair is inherited from each parent. In humans, for example, the X, or female-determining,

  • sexagesimal number system (mathematics)

    mathematics: The numeral system and arithmetic operations: …the base of 60 (sexagesimal). The reasons for the choice of 60 are obscure, but one good mathematical reason might have been the existence of so many divisors (2, 3, 4, and 5, and some multiples) of the base, which would have greatly facilitated the operation of division. For…

  • Sexantaprista (Bulgaria)

    Ruse, city of northern Bulgaria, on the Danube River near the mouth of the Rusenski Lom. Bulgaria’s principal river port and a transportation hub for road and rail, Ruse has regular shipping services on the Danube and an airport. Upstream is the Friendship Bridge, built in 1954, carrying road and

  • Sexes, Battle of the (tennis event [1973])

    Battle of the Sexes, exhibition tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs that took place on September 20, 1973, inside the Astrodome in Houston. The match was something of a spectacle as the in-her-prime King defeated the 55-year-old Riggs in three straight sets, but the event

  • Sexing the Cherry (novel by Winterson)

    Jeanette Winterson: Winterson’s subsequent novels included Sexing the Cherry (1989); Written on the Body (1992); Art and Lies (1994), about dehumanization and the absence of love in society; Gut Symmetries (1997); and The PowerBook (2000). She later published Lighthousekeeping (2004), an exploration of the nature of storytelling

  • sexism (sociology)

    Sexism, prejudice or discrimination based on sex or gender, especially against women and girls. Although its origin is unclear, the term sexism emerged from the “second-wave” feminism of the 1960s through the ’80s and was most likely modeled on the civil rights movement’s term racism (prejudice or

  • sexology (interdisciplinary science)

    Sexology, interdisciplinary science that focuses on diverse aspects of human sexual behaviour and sexuality, including sexual development, relationships, intercourse, sexual dysfunction, sexually transmitted diseases, and pathologies such as child sexual abuse or sexual addiction. Although the term

  • Sext (religion)

    divine office: Terce, Sext, and None correspond to the mid-morning, noon, and mid-afternoon hours. Compline, a night prayer, is of monastic origin, as was Prime, recited in the early morning before being suppressed in 1964. The office has for centuries been primarily the responsibility of monks, who sang…

  • Sextans (astronomy)

    Sextans, (Latin: “Sextant”) constellation at about 10 hours right ascension and on the celestial equator in declination. It is a faint constellation; the brightest star is Alpha Sextantis, with a magnitude of 4.5. Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius invented this constellation in 1687; it

  • Sextant (conference, Cairo, Egypt)

    World War II: The western Allies and Stalin: Cairo and Tehrān, 1943: Sextant, the conference of November 22–27, 1943, for which Churchill, Roosevelt, and Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo, was, on Roosevelt’s insistence, devoted mainly to discussing plans for a British–U.S.–Chinese operation in northern Burma. Little was produced by Sextant except the Cairo Declaration, published on December…

  • sextant (instrument)

    Sextant, instrument for determining the angle between the horizon and a celestial body such as the Sun, the Moon, or a star, used in celestial navigation to determine latitude and longitude. The device consists of an arc of a circle, marked off in degrees, and a movable radial arm pivoted at the

  • sextarius (measurement)

    measurement system: Greeks and Romans: …capacity measures were the hemina, sextarius, modius, and amphora for dry products and the quartarus, sextarius, congius, urna, and amphora for liquids. Since all of these were based on the sextarius and since no two extant sextarii are identical, a mean

  • sextet (music)

    chamber music: Sources and instruments: …a second viola), and string sextet (quintet plus a second cello) are chief among them.

  • Sextet (work by Hovhaness)

    Alan Hovhaness: …instrumental groupings, as does his Sextet for violin, timpani, drums, tam-tam, marimba, and glockenspiel (1966).

  • Sextette (film by Rapper [1978])

    Irving Rapper: Later films: …as a dialogue director on Sextette (1978), a Mae West musical, Rapper retired. He died just weeks before his 102nd birthday.

  • Sextilus (month)

    August, eighth month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named for the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, in 8 bce. Its original name was Sextilus, Latin for “sixth month,” indicating its position in the early Roman

  • sexting (telecommunication)

    Sexting, the sending or receiving of sexual words, pictures, or videos via technology, typically a mobile phone. A portmanteau of the words sex and texting, sexting gained popularity as both a cultural phenomenon and a topical study of research interest in the early part of the 21st century. As

  • sexto, El (work by Arguedas)

    José María Arguedas: His novel El sexto (1961; “The Sixth One”) is based on his imprisonment (1937–38) during Oscar Benavides’s dictatorship. The novel Todas las sangres (“All the Races”) appeared in 1964 and was followed by an unfinished novel, El zorro de arriba y el zorro de abajo (1971; The…

  • sexton (religion)

    Sexton, church custodian charged with keeping the church and parish buildings prepared for meetings, caring for church equipment, and performing related minor duties such as ringing the bell and digging graves. The term is sometimes used interchangeably with “sacristan,” denoting a church officer

  • Sexton, Anne (American poet)

    Anne Sexton, American poet whose work is noted for its confessional intensity. Anne Harvey attended Garland Junior College for a year before her marriage in 1948 to Alfred M. Sexton II. She studied with the poet Robert Lowell at Boston University and also worked as a model and a librarian. Although

  • sextortion (crime)

    sexting: Sexting, victimization, and exploitation: …engage in nonconsensual pornography or sextortion can face legal penalties, which range in severity. Sexting among minors is also associated with legal penalties, though statutes to address sexting in this group vary widely. In some jurisdictions, minors who create, send, or receive pornographic images are subject to child pornography laws.…

  • Sextus Empiricus (Greek philosopher)

    Sextus Empiricus, ancient Greek philosopher-historian who produced the only extant comprehensive account of Greek Skepticism in his Outlines of Pyrrhonism and Against the Mathematicians. As a major exponent of Pyrrhonistic “suspension of judgment,” Sextus elaborated the 10 tropes of Aenesidemus and

  • sexual abuse (human behaviour)

    Roman Catholicism: United States: …was shaken by accusations of child molestation on the part of many clergy. A study commissioned by the National Review Board of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops showed that some 4 percent of American priests (more than 4,000) had committed such crimes, in some cases repeatedly and over a…

  • sexual activity, human

    Human sexual activity, any activity—solitary, between two persons, or in a group—that induces sexual arousal. There are two major determinants of human sexual activity: the inherited sexual response patterns that have evolved as a means of ensuring reproduction and that are a part of each

  • sexual attractant

    pheromone: Pheromones play a role in sexual attraction and copulatory behaviour, and they have been shown to influence the sexual development of many mammals as well as of insects such as termites and grasshoppers. Such pheromones tend to last relatively longer and extend farther distances than alarm pheromones. Aspects of vertebrate…

  • Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (work by Kinsey)

    Alfred Kinsey: …the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953). These reports, based on 18,500 personal interviews, indicated a wide variation in behaviour. Although interviews were carefully conducted and certain statistical criteria met, the studies were criticized because of irregularities in sampling and the general unreliability of personal…

  • Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (work by Kinsey, Pomeroy and Martin)

    Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, statistical study published in 1948 by A.C. Kinsey and his associates W.B. Pomeroy and C.E. Martin, the first of its kind. Both this work and Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953) relied on personal interviews. Sexual Behavior in the Human Male

  • sexual behaviour, human

    Human sexual activity, any activity—solitary, between two persons, or in a group—that induces sexual arousal. There are two major determinants of human sexual activity: the inherited sexual response patterns that have evolved as a means of ensuring reproduction and that are a part of each

  • sexual character (biology)

    character: A sexual character is one that distinguishes male from female. An organism’s primary sexual characters are its reproductive organs and gametes (sex cells); an organism’s secondary sexual characters include all other structural or visual differences, such as mammary glands, muscular development, plumages, and behavioral patterns, that…

  • Sexual Contract, The (work by Pateman)

    Carole Pateman: In her most famous work, The Sexual Contract (1988), Pateman challenged the liberal idea that the power of the state does not contradict the freedom of individuals because it is founded upon their consent. Social-contract theorists like Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau rejected the notion that political authority could be obtained…

  • sexual deviation (human behaviour)

    mental disorder: Paraphilias: Paraphilias, or sexual deviations, are defined as unusual fantasies, urges, or behaviours that are recurrent and sexually arousing. These urges must occur for at least six months and cause distress to the individual in order to be classified as a paraphilia. In fetishism, inanimate objects…

  • sexual difference (philosophy)

    Luce Irigaray: …for her theory of “sexual difference,” according to which the supposedly sexless notion of the subject, or ego, in Western philosophy and psychoanalytic theory subtly reflects the interests and perspectives of men, while women are associated with the nonsubject (the Other) or with matter and nature. She argued that…

  • sexual differentiation (embryology)

    Sexual differentiation, in human embryology, the process by which the male and female sexual organs develop from neutral embryonic structures. The normal human fetus of either sex has the potential to develop either male or female organs, depending on genetic and hormonal influences. In humans,

  • sexual dimorphism (biology)

    Sexual dimorphism, the differences in appearance between males and females of the same species, such as in colour, shape, size, and structure, that are caused by the inheritance of one or the other sexual pattern in the genetic material. The differences may be extreme, as in the adaptations for

  • sexual display

    animal social behaviour: Social interactions involving sex: …mate with males with elaborate courtship signals (such as the greatly elongated tail of the male long-tailed widowbird), then this preference will be reinforced over time by the greater ability of the male offspring that possess the signal to attract mates. This preference will also be reinforced if both the…

  • sexual dysfunction (psychology)

    Sexual dysfunction, the inability of a person to experience sexual arousal or to achieve sexual satisfaction under appropriate circumstances, as a result of either physical disorder or, more commonly, psychological problems. The most common forms of sexual dysfunction have traditionally been c

  • sexual equality

    Gender equality, condition of parity regardless of an individual’s gender. Gender equality addresses the tendency to ascribe, in various settings across societies, different roles and status to individuals on the basis of gender. In this context, the term gender generally refers to an individual’s

  • sexual freedom (principle)

    Germaine Greer: …and feminist who championed the sexual freedom of women.

  • sexual harassment (law)

    Sexual harassment, Unsolicited verbal or physical behaviour of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment may embrace any sexually motivated behaviour considered offensive by the recipient. Legal recourse is available in cases that occur in the workplace, though it is very difficult to obtain convictions.

  • sexual impotence (sexual dysfunction)

    Impotence, in general, the inability of a man to achieve or maintain penile erection and hence the inability to participate fully in sexual intercourse. In its broadest sense the term impotence refers to the inability to become sexually aroused; in this sense it can apply to women as well as to

  • sexual intercourse

    Sexual intercourse, reproductive act in which the male reproductive organ (in humans and other higher animals) enters the female reproductive tract. If the reproductive act is complete, sperm cells are passed from the male body into the female, in the process fertilizing the female’s egg and

  • Sexual Minorities Uganda (Ugandan organization)

    David Kato: …his own homosexuality and cofounded Sexual Minorities Uganda, an activist group for members of the country’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community. Kato was vocal in his opposition to the antihomosexuality bill; the bill was introduced in the Ugandan Parliament in 2009 and called for the imprisonment and, in some…

  • sexual mosaic (biology)

    sex: Abnormal chromosome effects: …are known as gynandromorphs, or sexual mosaics, and result from aberration in the distribution of the X chromosomes among the first cells to be formed during the early development of the embryo.

  • sexual motivation

    Sexual motivation, the impulse to gratify sexual needs, either through direct sexual activity or through apparently unrelated activities (sublimation). The term libido was coined by Sigmund Freud and used by him to encompass the seeking of pleasure in general, one of the major motivating forces for

  • Sexual Offences Act (United Kingdom [1967])

    Wolfenden Report: …recommendations was enacted in the Sexual Offences Act (1967).

  • sexual offense (law)

    pedophilia: …urges generally commits a serious sexual offense. Patients who are diagnosed with the disorder are expected to participate in treatment programs. To the extent that they are successful, however, such programs, involving both cognitive and behavioral therapies (see cognitive behaviour therapy), have served mainly to strengthen the affected individual’s ability…

  • sexual orientation

    Sexuality, the quality or state of being sexual. See

  • Sexual Outlaw, The (work by Rechy)

    John Rechy: The nonfictional The Sexual Outlaw (1977) is Rechy’s “prose documentary” of three days and nights in the sexual underground. In The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gómez (1991), set in the barrio of Los Angeles, Rechy makes use of the techniques of magic realism. His other novels include…

  • sexual parasitism (biology)

    parasitism: Sexual parasitism, which is actually a type of specialized reproduction, is most commonly associated with deep-sea anglerfish, where it occurs in more than 20 species. In these fish, males are much smaller than females. (In the case of the northern seadevil, or deep-sea angler, Ceratias…

  • Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (work by Paglia)

    Camille Paglia: …that embodied her unconventional opinions: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990), Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays (1992), and Vamps & Tramps: New Essays (1994). Her public persona and iconoclastic views angered many academics and feminists and titillated audiences of television talk shows and college…

  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago (play by Mamet)

    David Mamet: In Sexual Perversity in Chicago (produced 1974; filmed as About Last Night… [1986]), a couple’s budding sexual and emotional relationship is destroyed by their friends’ interference. American Buffalo (produced 1975; film 1996) concerns dishonest business practices; A Life in the Theatre (produced 1977) explores the

  • Sexual Politics (book by Millett)

    Kate Millett: …liberation movement, whose first book, Sexual Politics, began her exploration of the dynamics of power in relation to gender and sexuality.

  • sexual precocity (physiology and behaviour)

    adrenal gland: Diseases of the adrenal glands: …in premature sexual development (sexual precocity).

  • sexual propagation (horticulture)

    propagation: Sexual propagation.: With crops that produce seed freely and come true closely enough for the purposes in view, growing from seed usually is the cheapest and most satisfactory method of plant propagation. Many types of seeds may be sown in open ground and, barring extreme…

  • sexual reproduction (biology)

    algae: Reproduction and life histories: Sexual reproduction is characterized by the process of meiosis, in which progeny cells receive half of their genetic information from each parent cell. Sexual reproduction is usually regulated by environmental events. In many species, when temperature, salinity, inorganic nutrients (e.g., phosphorus, nitrogen, and magnesium), or…

  • sexual response cycle

    Sexual response cycle, pattern of physiologic events occurring during sexual arousal and intercourse. In both men and women, these events may be identified as occurring in a sequence of four stages: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. The basic pattern of these stages is similar in both

  • sexual revolution (social movement)

    Playboy: …it contributed to the so-called sexual revolution in the United States in the 1960s, marked by greatly more permissive attitudes toward sexual interest and activity than had been prevalent in earlier generations. The magazine’s format and approach were widely imitated.

  • Sexual Science, Institute for (sexology research institution, Berlin, Germany)

    Magnus Hirschfeld: … institute in the world, the Institute for Sexual Science, in Berlin; the institute and the considerable holdings of its library and archives were destroyed by Nazi demonstrators in 1933. Hirschfeld also participated in the production of the first film to call for the decriminalization and acceptance of homosexuality, Different from…

  • sexual selection (biology)

    Sexual selection, theory in postulating that the evolution of certain conspicuous physical traits—such as pronounced coloration, increased size, or striking adornments—in animals may grant the possessors of these traits greater success in obtaining mates. From the perspective of natural selection,

  • sexual slavery (slavery)

    Nadia Murad: …August 2014 and sold into sex slavery. She escaped three months later, and shortly thereafter she began speaking out about human trafficking and sexual violence, especially as these issues pertained to Yazīdī women. Murad also spoke about the mistreatment of the Yazīdī community more broadly. She was appointed the United…

  • sexual system (taxonomy)

    Carolus Linnaeus: The sexual system of classification: A few days after arriving in the Dutch town of Harderwijk in May 1735, Linnaeus completed his examinations and received his medical degree following the submission of a thesis he had prepared in advance on the topic of intermittent fevers. Linnaeus…

  • sexual-predator law (law)

    Sexual-predator law, statute that mandates lengthy periods of civil commitment for habitual sexual offenders and sexual psychopaths beyond the completion of their criminal sentences. Sexual-predator laws became popular in the United States in the 1990s, and their passage raised constitutional

  • sexuality

    Sexuality, the quality or state of being sexual. See

  • sexually transmitted disease (pathology)

    Sexually transmitted disease (STD), any disease (such as syphilis, gonorrhea, AIDS, or a genital form of herpes simplex) that is usually or often transmitted from person to person by direct sexual contact. It may also be transmitted from a mother to her child before or at birth or, less frequently,

  • sexually transmitted infection (pathology)

    Sexually transmitted disease (STD), any disease (such as syphilis, gonorrhea, AIDS, or a genital form of herpes simplex) that is usually or often transmitted from person to person by direct sexual contact. It may also be transmitted from a mother to her child before or at birth or, less frequently,

  • Sexualwissenschaft, Institut für (research centre, Berlin, Germany)

    human sexual activity: …for sex study, one, the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft in Berlin (established in 1897), was destroyed by the Nazis in 1933. The other, the Institute for Sex Research (later renamed Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction), begun in 1938 by the American sexologist Alfred Charles Kinsey at Indiana…

  • Sexy Back (recording by Timberlake)

    Justin Timberlake: …best dance recording for “SexyBack.” Timberlake was not always treated kindly by critics, but few would argue that his solo work, solidly in the vein of rhythm and blues (R&B) and blue-eyed soul, had not transcended his bubblegum dance-pop origins, and he sold millions of recordings in the process.

  • Sexy Beast (film by Glazer)

    Ben Kingsley: For his scene-stealing performance in Sexy Beast (2000), in which he played an acerbic over-the-top gangster, he earned a third Academy Award nomination. Kingsley garnered another Oscar nomination for his role as an Iranian immigrant being harassed by the former owner of his new home in House of Sand and…

  • Seya (album by Sangaré)

    Oumou Sangaré: …an album of new material, Seya (“Joy”). The following year she was one of the artists featured on a remake of the John Lennon song “Imagine,” from the album The Imagine Project by Herbie Hancock. The single earned a Grammy Award for best pop collaboration with vocals. In 2017 Sangaré…

  • Seyahatname (work by Evliya ?elebi)

    Evliya ?elebi: …travels was his masterwork, the Seyahatname (1898–1939; “Book of Travels”). This work is also referred to as the Tarihi seyyah (“Chronicle of a Traveler”).

  • Seyāsat-nāmeh (work by Ni?ām al-Mulk)

    Ni?ām al-Mulk: The Seyāsat-nāmeh: Shortly before his assassination and at Malik-Shāh’s request, Ni?ām al-Mulk wrote down his views on government in the Seyāsat-nāmeh. In this remarkable work, he barely refers to the organization of the dewan (administration) because he had been able, with the help of his well-chosen…

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