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Terminologia de la sexualitat i l'erotisme


Terminologia de la sexualitat i l'erotisme - Presentation

© Author and publisher: TERMCAT, Centre for Terminology, 2020 (First edition: 2018)


Do you have a new couple and is vegosexual? What does petting include? Have you ever had a bangover? Are you more mindfulsex type or BDSM? To conclude: before having sex it is necessary to have the terms clear.

For this reason, TERMCAT considered the need to elaborate a dictionary that contains the basic terminology of this field which has as priority offer terminology inclusive about sex including a wide range of perspectives, practices and tendencies. The corpus and often even the denominations have been agreed by means of the proposals and suggests shared by experts and users. Neologisms have been proposed by a group of experts work session in TERMCAT. The result of their discussion was later confirmed by the Supervisory Council.

The work gathers more than 150 terms which contains Catalan designation, its equivalent designations in Spanish, English or French, the definition and if necessary conceptual notes and comments or examples.

Clicking on Consulta de termes ('Term search'), terms can be looked up in two ways: using the alphabetical indexes (there is a different index for each language), or introducing a term in any language in the upper space Text de la consulta ('Text search'); this second option allows simple or advanced searches.

The Terminology of sexuality and eroticism is an open project, constantly in progress, which is fed with the proposals sent by the users on the social networks. You can participate sending your proposals using this hashtag: #termeserotisme.


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Time Out
Catalunya ràdio. Les Mil i Una Nits
El País
El Periodico
Nació Digital
El Nacional
Rac.1 Islàndia (12/12/2018)
La Vanguardia


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TERMCAT, CENTRE DE TERMINOLOGIA. Terminologia de la sexualitat i l'erotisme [en línia]. 2a ed. Barcelona: TERMCAT, Centre de Terminologia, cop. 2020. (Diccionaris en Línia)


Last update: 14-01-2021