sex / sexual partner

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Shandol

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Persian - Persia
In my previous thread a native speaker wrote,
It was the advent of the bicycle that allowed Norfolk villagers to roam further afield than their own small village to find sex partners;
I'm having trouble distinguishing between the two! Are they both correct to you in the context given? [sex partners / sexual partners]
Could someone shed some lights on it?
sexual
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adjective
involving or relating to sex
- a sexual relationship/partner
sex
noun
[1a] [only before noun] relating to or involving sexual activity
- a sex partner (=someone who you have sex with)
Macmillan
 
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