heterosexual heterosexual  /ˌhɛ tə roʊ ˈsɛk ʃə wəl/


  1. (n) a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
  2. (adj) sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex


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  1. Gay and lesbian parents are as likely as heterosexual parents to provide healthy and supportive environments for their children.
  2. A new study suggests that there is a structural difference between the brains of homosexual and heterosexual men, but that is just part of the story.
  3. In heterosexual women, the two halves of the brain are more or less the same size.


  1. Controversial Cheerios Ad Gets Spoofed With a Lesbian Twist

    A spoof of the controversial Cheerios ad that set off a firestorm of reactions about race two weeks ago, just made the debate murkier by replacing the interracial heterosexual couple with an interracial lesbian one, while challenging viewers to find a problem with it.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Christian Post

  2. Why Russia Is So Fiercely Opposed To Gay People

    The Russian Duma unanimously approved a law on Tuesday that prohibits the distribution of homosexual "propaganda" to minors. Holding gay pride events , speaking in defense of gay rights, or equating gay and heterosexual relationships can now result in fines of up to $31,000.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. Prevention Pill Cuts HIV Risk For Injecting Drug Users

    A once-a-day pill has been proven to lower the risk of getting HIV among needle-using drug addicts, just as it does among heterosexual couples and men who have sex with men. Among 2,400 injecting drug users in Bangkok, those assigned to take a daily dose of an antiviral drug Viread, or tenofovir generically, had half the risk of getting HIV over a four-year period as those who took a placebo pill.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KERA North Texas


  1. "The recommendations represent a significant step forward in HIV prevention," said Dr. Kevin De Cock, director of WHO's HIV/AIDS department. "Countries with high rates of heterosexual HIV infection and low rates of male circumcision now have...
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Kevin De Cock Source: FOX News

  2. "My Administration continues to be prevented by existing Federal law from providing same-sex domestic partners with the full range of benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples," said Obama. "I call for swift passage of an important...
    on Jun 4, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: DiversityInc.com (subscription)

  3. "Henceforth, every woman and little girl will have to fear that a predator, bisexual, cross-dresser or even a homosexual or heterosexual male might walk in and relieve himself in their presence," Focus on the Family founder James Dobson said...
    on May 29, 2008 By: James Dobson Source: Denver Post

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