sex object

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sex object

One who is valued or regarded as a source of sexual pleasure. She was tired of being treated like a sex object, so she began dressing more conservatively and demanded more respect from the men within her social circle.
See also: object, sex
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For instance, it has been shown that there is an individual difference in the inclination of women to perceive themselves as a sex object (Noll & Fredrickson, 1998; Teng et al., 2016).
Valenti also discusses the ways in which she learned to relate to boys and men as a sex object. As a self-defined "cool girl," she became a teen who would loudly tell dirty jokes and give boys hand jobs while her parents slept upstairs.