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sexless

having or showing no sexual differentiation
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Sex and sexlessness are recurrently referred to in the same suggestion as work and economics, seemingly to entail that both spheres come under roughly the same series of standards.
Record the changes in symptoms, such as amenorrhea, abnormal menstruation, galactorrhea, reduced libido, and sexlessness.
But it is the only means available to Sue in danger of total personality breakdown of gaining a hold on her identity of gaining a hold on a self which in its infantile sexlessness and hatred of its femaleness had won the hearts of those standing in judgement upon her (Morgan 131-132).
This difference also helps describe the impression of sexlessness that persists in the relation of the speaker to the fair youth, even in the face of any amount of naughtiness, genital allusion ...
And Bertha, if she is in fact experiencing a sexual awakening, demonstrates the possibility that a woman who chooses a more domesticated life need not succumb to the Victorian 'stereotypes of female sexlessness and purity', (21) but could also embrace her sexuality.
That decision also instantiates in a 1920s setting, the conjunction of sexuality and sexlessness, androgyny and femininity, slimness and regal beauty that is the heritage of Salome--and becomes the occasion for yet another Jewish woman to resignify herself in a modern guise.
It was the first true adult scandal for Bieber, who's never had to project the outright sexlessness of his Disneyraised teen pop peers, but who was nevertheless still a teenager when the charges landed, and no tabloid regular.
Uncannily, and somewhat as in the post-Cubist work of Picasso, the face becomes both face-in-itself and its own mirror, its fusion of self and other sterilizing encounter with the outer world to yield sexlessness. This synthesis might be compared with the "face-work" of Erving Goffman, which is the "line" represented by the individual: "that person's face clearly is something that is not lodged in or on his body, but rather something that is diffusely located in the flow of events" (Goffman 7).
Yet Fuller also makes it resonantly clear that it was possible to evoke a sexual and desiring life, even for women, the apparent sexlessness of whom was rapidly becoming established dogma.
A moment of pleasure and excruciating pain at the same time, a moment of broken skin but not sexlessness, a moment just before sexlessness, a moment that stops just before sexlessness, a moment that stops before it breaks the skin: "I could kill you." (Jones 184)
In the hands of a greater comedian, Jamie's complaint of sexlessness so early on in the marriage might have unleashed a brilliant bit that dissected, painfully and humorously, the anxiety men feel whenever their virility is called into question.
Arenas demonstrates that Rosa's self-imposed sexlessness, along with her behavior as "tyrannical, castrating mother" and wife, cause her spouse's death and lead her children to taboo desires, comparable to what occurs in Celestino.