UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɛkʃuəl/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɛkʃuəl/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(seksho̅o̅ əl or, esp. Brit., seksyo̅o̅-)

WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. sexual [fantasies, desires, intercourse, positions, liaisons, arousal]
  2. [give, receive, offer] sexual pleasure
  3. [knew, revealed] his sexual [orientation, preferences]
  4. [maintain, have, deny having] sexual relations (with)
  5. [in, having] a sexual relationship with
  6. sexual or platonic
  7. [improve, boost, worry about] your sexual health
  8. the [patient's, student's, young man's] sexual history
  9. part of her sexual identity
  10. [has reached, is in full] sexual maturity
  11. sexual reproduction [in, among] animals
  12. report sexual [abuse, harassment, assault]
  13. a victim of sexual [abuse]
  14. [arrested, sentenced, imprisoned] for sexual [abuse]
  15. sexual exploitation of [immigrants, refugees, women]
  16. the object of sexual desire
  17. sexual education (in schools)
  18. [had, experienced] a sexual awakening
  19. we are (all) sexual beings
  20. is acting very sexual [with, towards] me
  21. the [movie, photo] is too sexual
'sexual' also found in these entries:

Report an inappropriate ad.