homoeroticism vs homosexuality what difference

what is difference between homoeroticism and homosexuality

English

Etymology

homoerotic +‎ -ism

Noun

homoeroticism (countable and uncountable, plural homoeroticisms)

  1. The state or quality of being homoerotic

Antonyms

  • heteroeroticism

Related terms

  • homoromanticism


English

Etymology

From homosexual +‎ -ity or homo- +‎ sexuality (late 19th century)

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ælɪti

Noun

homosexuality (usually uncountable, plural homosexualities)

  1. The state of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to persons of the same sex.
  2. Sexual activity with a person of the same sex.

Usage notes

Homosexuality in women is also known as lesbianism. As homosexuality applies to people of either sex, the expression homosexuality and lesbianism is redundant and is best replaced by homosexuality or lesbianism alone as appropriate. Different cultural constructions of same-sex love are collectively referred to as homosexualities.

Synonyms

  • gayness
  • homosexualism
  • lesbianism (applied only to women)
  • uranism (obsolete)
  • urningism (obsolete)

Antonyms

  • heterosexuality
  • straightness (slang)

Hypernyms

  • queerness

Coordinate terms

  • (sexual orientations) sexual orientation; asexual (-ity, ace), bisexual (-ity, bi), demisexual (-ity, demi), graysexual (-ity), heterosexual (-ity, straight), homosexual (-ity, gay, lesbian), omnisexual (-ity), pansexual (-ity, pan), plurisexual (-ity), polysexual (-ity), robosexual (-ity), sapiosexual (-ity), androsexual (-ity), gynesexual (-ity) (Category: en:Sexual orientations)

Related terms

  • homosexual
  • homoromanticism
  • homoflexibility

Translations

See also

  • LGBT, GLBT
  • gay
  • lesbian

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