To anthropomorphize is "to attribute human personality or form to things not human." [Merriam-Webster]

Is there a word that means "to attribute human sexual traits to things not human?" Think Bugs Bunny dressed in drag, Miss Piggy, etc.

The word sexualize might work, but it doesn't necessarily indicate that the subject is not human.

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    The question becomes one of whether you intend morphological sexual traits (genitalia), or emotional, or?
    – JEL
    Commented Sep 20, 2016 at 6:15
  • I'm not sure I understand the distinction, since anthropomorphism covers both cases. I guess I'm primarily thinking morphologically, though - not about genitalia per se, but other traits that imply human sexuality - things like plump lips, shapely legs or posterior, or broad, muscular shoulders. Some other tangible examples might be Ms. Pac-Man (long eyelashes, lipstick, blush, hair bow, shapely legs) or the green M&M (raised eyebrows, gloves, heeled boots; similar feminized sexuality).
    – Bungle
    Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 0:15


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