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SEX. The physical difference between male and female in animals.
     2. In the human species the male is called man, (q.v.) and the female, woman. (q.v.) Some human beings whose sexual organs are somewhat imperfect, have acquired the name of hermaphrodite. (q.v.)
     3. In the civil state the sex creates a difference among individuals. Women cannot generally be elected or appointed to offices or service in public capacities. In this our law agrees with that of other nations. The civil law excluded women from all offices civil or public: Faemintae ab omnibus officiis civilibus vel publicis remotae sunt. Dig. 50, 17, 2. The principal reason of this exclusion is to encourage that modesty which is natural to the female sex, and which renders them unqualified to mix and contend with men; the pretended weakness of the sex is not probably the true reason. Poth. Des Personnes, tit. 5; Wood's Inst. 12; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 24; 1 Beck's Med. Juris. 94. Vide Gender; Male; Man; Women; Worthiest of blood.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Critique: Inherently fascinating, impressively informative, and ultimately inspiring, "I Fell in Love with an Asexual: Recover from a Sexless Marriage or Relationship with Someone Who Lacks Sexual Attraction & Reclaim Your Sexuality, Sanity, & Self" is an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library Human Sexuality reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.
Donna Flagg, a New York-based author who has written books like "Surviving Dreaded Conversation: How To Talk Through Any Difficult Situation At Work," wrote on ( Psychology Today that he  estimated about 15 to 20 percent of marriages today are sexless.
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Although the "sexless China" of the Cultural Revolution is long gone, practices like pre marriage hymen restoration and "false marriages" for homosexuals are still present.
Revenge is now the second biggest reason for infidelity, topped only by "being in a sexless relationship" - the excuse given by more than a third of those polled.
The One Show star was stung last week when he blasted her routine as "sexless, cold and stiff."
Alex has vowed to vamp up her routines after judge Craig Revel Horwood branded her "sexless".
Some 40 million American couples have sexless marriages and 'lack of interest' by women is nearly an epidemic.
I'm not convinced that family life is such a good thing for young footballers - I'd prefer to see them living the humble, scholarly and, most importantly, sexless existence of monks.
sexless in cotton housedresses, hair frozen into don't-muss
DR Banna Buzaboon says: "Under Sharia law, a woman raped by her husband, or who finds herself in a sexless marriage, has a case for divorce" (GDN, July 26).
It's a relationship that brings to mind one of those sexless upper-crust marriages, bodies in hourly close proximity yet containing always an unconquerable distance.