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I have the libido of a 15-year-old boy. My sex drive is so high. I'd rather have sex with Brian all the time than leave the house. He doesn't mind.
Megan Fox

Meaning of "sex drive" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SEX DRIVE

sex drive  [sɛks draɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEX DRIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sex drive is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SEX DRIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Libido

Libido /lɨˈbiːdoʊ/, and colloquially sex drive, is a person's overall sexual drive or desire for sexual activity. Sex drive is determined by biological, psychological, and social factors. Biologically, levels of hormones such as testosterone are believed to affect sex drive; social factors, such as work and family, also have an impact; as do internal psychological factors, like personality and stress. Sex drive may be affected by medical conditions, medications, lifestyle and relationship issues. A person who has extremely frequent or a suddenly increased sex drive may be experiencing hypersexuality, or puberty in which the body builds up chemicals and causes a higher sex drive. However, there is no universally agreed measure of what is a healthy level for sex. Asexual people may lack any sexual desires. A person may have a desire for sex, but not have the opportunity to act on that desire, or may on personal, moral or religious reasons refrain from acting on the urge. Psychologically, a person's urge can be repressed or sublimated. On the other hand, a person can engage in sexual activity without an actual desire for it.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SEX DRIVE


all-wheel-drive
ˌɔːlwiːlˈdraɪv
arrive
əˈraɪv
co-drive
ˌkəʊˈdraɪv
contrive
kənˈtraɪv
deprive
dɪˈpraɪv
derive
dɪˈraɪv
descrive
dɪˈskraɪv
drink-drive
ˌdrɪŋkˈdraɪv
drive
draɪv
microdrive
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌdraɪv
outdrive
ˌaʊtˈdraɪv
overdrive
ˈəʊvəˌdraɪv
rive
raɪv
shrive
ʃraɪv
strive
straɪv
thrive
θraɪv
underdrive
ˈʌndəˌdraɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEX DRIVE

sex act
sex addict
sex addiction
sex aid
sex appeal
sex change
sex change operation
sex chromosome
sex clinic
sex discrimination
sex education
sex fiend
sex god
sex goddess
sex hormone
sex hygiene
sex industry
sex kitten
sex life
sex linkage

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEX DRIVE

all-wheel drive
belt drive
cattle drive
CD-ROM drive
disk drive
flash drive
fly-drive
four-wheel drive
front-wheel drive
hard disk drive
hard drive
in overdrive
motor drive
pen drive
rear-wheel drive
self-drive
test drive
test-drive
thumb drive
USB drive
worm drive

Synonyms and antonyms of sex drive in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sex drive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEX DRIVE

Find out the translation of sex drive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sex drive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sex drive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

性欲
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el deseo sexual
570 millions of speakers

English

sex drive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेक्स ड्राइव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الدافع الجنسي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сексуальное влечение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desejo sexual
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সেক্স ড্রাইভ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la libido
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemacu seks
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sexualtrieb
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

性欲
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성욕
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jinis drive
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tình dục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செக்ஸ் இயக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सेक्स ड्राइव्ह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cinsel dürtü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

desiderio sessuale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

popęd płciowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сексуальний потяг
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

apetitului sexual
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σεξουαλική ορμή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

seks
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sexlust
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sexlyst
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sex drive

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QUOTES WITH «SEX DRIVE»

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Megan Fox
I have the libido of a 15-year-old boy. My sex drive is so high. I'd rather have sex with Brian all the time than leave the house. He doesn't mind.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEX DRIVE»

Discover the use of sex drive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sex drive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sex Drive
Now a major motion picture!
Andy Behrens, 2008
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Sex Drive
Baby, Let's GoRomantic TimesCoffee Time Romance.
Susan Lyons, 2009
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The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose ...
Outlines a method to improve physical and mental health by optimizing hormones, sharing guidelines in functional and integrative therapies to explain how to reverse hormone-related health decline without prescription medicines.
Sara Gottfried, 2014
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Increase Your Sex Drive
Offers advice on increasing libido through vitamin and mineral boosters, herbs, aromatherapy oils, aphrodisiacs, mind techniques, and testosterone replacement therapy
Sarah Brewer, 1999
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Testosterone for Life: Recharge Your Vitality, Sex Drive, ...
Increased vitality. More muscle. Improved health. Greater mental agility. These are just a few of the life-enhancing benefits that men with low levels of testosterone can experience when they increase their testosterone level.
Abraham Morgentaler, 2008
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Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You: What Your Libido Reveals ...
Sex.
Diana Hoppe, 2010
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Crazy Little Thing: Why Love and Sex Drive Us Mad
Crazy Little Thing is a look at why we want to be in love and the burbling, boiling soup of endorphins, hormones, and neurotransmitters that spill from our brain to make us do things that would otherwise be viewed as insane.
Liz Langley, 2013
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Womancode
Alisa Vitti found herself suffering through the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and was able to heal herself through food and lifestyle changes.
Alisa Vitti, 2013
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Understanding Your Sex Drive
Up-to-date information on AIDS & STDs. This book along with LOVE & DATING & PEER PRESSURE make up a three-book series which is invaluable to teens & preteens. Order from MAILBOX CLUB BOOKS, 404 Eager Road, Valdosta, GA 31602.
George Eager, 1994
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Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior
The term sex drive refers to the strength of one's motivation to engage in sexual behavior. In lower animals the sex drive is directly related to hormones. Female mammals (other than humans) are interested in mating only when their fertility ...
Dennis Coon, John Mitterer, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEX DRIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sex drive is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sex drive: Female motorist ploughs into back of van while using …
A female driver smashed into the back of a van - while pleasuring herself with a sex toy. The woman, described as in her 30s, was static in traffic when her Mini ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
More Sleep, More Sex: Getting An Extra Hour Of Shut-Eye Improves …
A recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine has found that women who get one more hour of sleep increase their sex drive by around 14 percent. «Medical Daily, Mar 15»
3
DSK tells court sex drive "probably higher than average"
The 65-year-old told the court in Lille that his sex drive is perhaps higher than average but that doesn't necessarily mean he had or has any links to prostitution. «euronews, Feb 15»
4
Women's desire for sex is complicated, not strictly hormonal, study …
While some drugs are in the pipeline, there is no drug treatment available in the United States for boosting the female sex drive, although up to one-third of adult ... «CNN, Nov 14»
5
'Sex drive-in' hailed as success after year-long experiment in Zürich
Swiss authorities are basking in the afterglow of their decision last year to create a sex drive-in in Zürich, with social services hailing it a success on its first ... «The Guardian, Aug 14»
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Raw eggs, beetroot and garlic! 10 surprising foods that boost sex drive
YOU may have heard that oysters boost your libido, but did you know that a stick of celery could also do the trick? Here are 10 everyday foods that could help get ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 14»
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Exercise may combat low sex drive in women caused by …
WebMD reports that 43 percent of women have some sort of sexual issue, with low sex drive or hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) being the most ... «CBS News, Dec 13»
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Male Sex Drive Depends on Both Estrogen and Testosterone
Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Estrogen, the main sex hormone in women, plays a bigger role in male libido than previously thought, according to research that may ... «Bloomberg, Sep 13»
9
Sex drive-in opens for business in Switzerland
ZURICH, Switzerland -- A sex drive-in has opened in Zurich in a bid to keep prostitutes safe and move the trade outside of Switzerland's biggest city. «NBCNews.com, Aug 13»
10
Few options to help improve female sex drive
When the drug Viagra, which treats sexual dysfunction in men, came on the market in 1998, Dr. Harold J. Sauer had an influx of patients eager to get their hands ... «The Advocate, May 13»

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