Definitions

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  • adj. sexual desire of or attraction to a person of the opposite gender

Etymologies

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hetero- (“other”) +‎ erotic (“pertaining to sexual desire”)

Examples

  • Such crimes Abramovic believes can be traced back to a homosociality men see as benign--the pornographic degradation of women, which is why Abramovic wished to film imagery that at first appears pornographic but which affirms the heteroerotic power of women's sexuality despite also retaining its homosocial character of binding women in social units securing their unity and strength.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

  • On the other hand, I also show in my poetry how a lot of his poems, both sort of homoerotic and heteroerotic, tried to take this kind of outer behavior, or behavior that might be considered criminal or sort of abnormal or something.

    Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography

  • Ripley is at once homoerotic, autoerotic and heteroerotic.

    Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

  • Gibber on though the fans may about Morrissey's "asexuality," however, his most shocking songs are the ones that traffic in heteroerotic imagery.

    City Journal

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