desexualize

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direct one's libidinous urges into another direction

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It is not only virtue triumphing over lust but the disempowered and feminised Holofernes surrendering to the desexualised but behaviourally masculine Judith both militarily and dialectically.
18) Lesbianism, by contrast, has traditionally been desexualised by being rendered ethereal.
The industry needs to think carefully about how it portrays diverse groups - including older women - who are frustrated at still being portrayed in desexualised, stereotypical roles.
Explained spokeswoman Astrid Hellroth: "We want our breasts to be as normal and desexualised as men's, so that we too can pull of four shirts at football matches.
In Irish nationalist literature women are portrayed as 'emblematic mothers and desexualised spiritual maidens'.