What is another word for heterosexuality?

Pronunciation: [hˌɛtɹə͡ʊsˈɛkʃuːˈalɪti] (IPA)

Heterosexuality refers to sexual orientation that is attracted to the opposite sex. Synonyms of heterosexuality include straight, opposite-sex attraction, heterosexual preference, and heterosexual orientation. Other terms that are used to describe heterosexuality include heteronormativity, which refers to the societal view that heterosexuality is normal, natural, and superior to other sexual orientations. Heterorelationality is another synonym for heterosexuality, which refers to the focus on relationships with the opposite sex. Other terms include heterocentrism, heterosexism, and straightness. These synonyms help to describe and understand the complexities of sexual orientation and the societal attitudes towards different sexual orientations.

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What are the hypernyms for Heterosexuality?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Heterosexuality

  • In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
    Simone de Beauvoir
  • It would have been convenient to be gay. Just because of the grooming, the narcissism, stuff like that. But I have this kind of roaring heterosexuality. Traditional, uncomplicated heterosexuality, an almost cliched Robin Askwith thing.
    Russell Brand
  • I believe that the fact and the reality of homosexuality and heterosexuality and of opposite and same-gender unions should be taught in our public schools without a value judgement system also being offered.
    Ed Case
  • I realize that homosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is - but then, of course, heterosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is, too. And being a man is a serious problem and being a woman is, too. Lots of things are problems.
    Edward Gorey
  • America has the longest prison sentences in the West, yet the only condition long sentences demonstrably cure is heterosexuality.
    Bruce Jackson

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