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Words for people according to their sexual behaviour

lover

noun

used for talking about someone’s sexual performance

masochist

noun

someone who gets sexual pleasure from being hurt

paedophile

the British spelling of pedophile

pederast

noun

a man who has sex with a boy

pedophile

noun

an adult who is sexually attracted to children

peeping Tom

noun

someone who enjoys secretly watching other people, especially when they are doing something private in their homes, such as removing their clothes

perv

noun

a pervert

pervert

noun

an insulting word for someone whose sexual behavior you consider to be wrong or not normal

sodomite

noun

someone who practices sodomy

voyeur

noun

someone who gets sexual pleasure by watching other people take off their clothes or have sex, usually secretly

fornicator

noun

sadomasochist

noun

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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