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Relating or referring to sex and sexual activity - synonyms or related words

sexual

adjective

involving or relating to sex

romantic

adjective

involving love and sex

animal

adjective

relating to people’s basic physical needs such as food and sex

indecent

adjective

offensive or shocking, especially in a sexual way

obscene

adjective

offensive in a sexual way

sensual

adjective

relating to or providing physical pleasure, especially sexual pleasure

amorous

adjective

relating to or involving sexual love

intimate

adjective

formal

relating to sex or to a sexual relationship

suggestive

adjective

making you think of sex

vulgar

adjective

a vulgar joke, comment, action etc has a sexual meaning that is considered to be rude or offensive

spiralizer

a piece of kitchen equipment used for cutting vegetables into very thin, long strips

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