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desexualize

(dē-sĕks′ū-ăl-īz) [″ + sexus, sex]
To castrate; to remove sexual traits.
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This and other changes that will be discussed later in this article suggest that Murdoch did indeed desexualize the representation of homosexuality in her fiction.
Notably, the account desexualizes Freud and Freudian theory, attempts to make the text something of the product of a comic showman who expects the heavy conceptual material to be taken as a form of clowning, and makes light of unconscious motives (p.
If it is not same-sex desire, but an ambiguous relation to the categories "woman" and "man" that most powerfully represents the lesbian, then the most common objection to the woman-identified woman - namely, that this image desexualizes lesbians - may be misplaced.