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Sexuality refers to a dimension of human nature and experience that is intimately related to, but not identical with, sex and gender. Sex refers to a distinction based on reproductive function: individuals in a species who produce large, nutrient-rich gametes (eggs) are called female, while those who produce small, mobile gametes (sperm) are called male. Ge…

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Looy, Heather, “Sexuality”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_S.62>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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