desexualise


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direct one's libidinous urges into another direction

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Her experience suggests that the conducting profession not only expects women to desexualise themselves, but also requires them to masculinize their leadership methods.
Curiously, the film goes out of its way to desexualise their relationship and hurriedly brings in Peter's eccentric best friend Howie (Levy) as a potential suitor for Charlene.
Although Maddox plays down this incident, it surely helped to 'desexualise' Mrs Thatcher, making her more acceptable to the chauvinistic Tory Party when it came to toppling Ted Heath.
(2) Loin de donner lieu aux sagesses morales d'un Ficin, dont l'interpretatin allegorique avait desexualise l'image de la reunion des moities male et femelle de l'etre spherique de sexe "mixte," (3) l'expression "Androgyne lien" declenche une rapide descente du "penser" erotique vers le sexe feminin: du "nombril" le poete ne peut s'empecher de passer au "connil." (4) Loin, donc, de faire de l'eloge du corps feminin cette etape dans l'elevation spirituelle vers La perception de La Beaute et de L'Amour divin, Ronsard detourne l'eloge dans le sens d'une celebration du plaisir erotique tout court.