Heterosociality is a term used in sociology. It refers to social relationships between persons of the opposite sex. It is the opposite of homosociality. Heterosocial interactions, or social interactions with peers of the opposite sex, may serve a number of developmental functions during adolescence. These can include intimacy, friendship, and include sexual experimentation and activity.
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