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What is another word for desexualize?

110 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ dɪsˈɛkʃuːə͡lˌa͡ɪz], [ dɪsˈɛkʃuːə‍lˌa‍ɪz], [ d_ɪ_s_ˈɛ_k_ʃ_uː_əl_ˌaɪ_z]

How to use "Desexualize" in context?

When I was younger, there was a certain expectation that I would become sexually active and reproduce ASAP. Needless to say, this "default setting" for female sexuality didn't resonate with me and I ended up desexualizing myself in order to be true to myself. Today, I see that this was the right thing to do. Becoming desexualized not only allowed me to be myself but also allowed me to have healthier, more fulfilling relationships.

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