sexualisation

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sexualisation

(1) The act or process of sexualising, that is, imparting a person, group or thing with a sexual nature.
(2) The act of making a person aware of sexuality.
(3) The conversion of an interpersonal relationship into a sexual one.
(4) The raising of sex’s visibility in the media and culture, as a subject of discussion and representation.
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David Fertig, one of the attorneys representing ex-Holden Field Deputy Carla Cavalier, said the councilman's ``tendency to sexualize the work environment within his council and field offices was well-known.
As her own Lolita, Lana explores identity progressively and controversially; she sexualizes men in the way women are often sexualized.
And that diminishes the valid point that America now sexualizes children at a young age, intruding on their childhood.