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    Sexual Orientation
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    Sexual Orientations  -Terminology Sexual Preference is an outdated term  Sexual Orientation  is one’s erotic and  emotional attraction to the same or opposite  sex or both.  Homosexual, Gay, Lesbian, Queer - person whose  primary erotic, psychological, emotional and social  orientation is toward the same sex Heterosexual, Straight -person whose primary  erotic, psychological, emotional and social  orientation is toward the opposite sex  
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    Sexual Orientations -Terminology Bisexuality- potential to feel attracted sexually,  romantically and emotionally to and engage in sexual  relations with people of either sex Bisexuality can be Real orientation-  some people feel attracted to both  sexes Transitory-  temporary involvement by people who  are actually homosexual or heterosexual or Transitional –  a person changes from one orientation  to another and stays in the new orientation
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    Sexual Orientations -Terminology A bisexual person may not be equally attracted to both  sexes A bisexual person does not need to be involved with both  a man and a woman simultaneously. Many choose to be sexually active with one partner  only and have long-term monogamous relationships. Asexuality – no sexual attraction to either sex It is a sexual orientation not a choice Have a range of interest in friendship, affection and  partnership  Some masturbate but have no interest in partnered  sexual expression
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    A continuum of sexual  orientations Heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality are  terms used to categorize people according to the sex  of their partner There is a broad spectrum of sexual orientation, not  just two lifestyles. Categories do not accurately reflect complexity of  sexual orientation or human sexuality in general. No clear-cut line separates homosexuality, bisexuality  and heterosexuality-more accurate to think of these  orientations as being on a continuum. 
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    A Continuum of Sexual Orientations - Alfred Kinsey’s 1948 Seven point Sexual  Orientation Continuum Model He suggested that it is necessary to consider a variety of  activities in assessing an individuals ranking on the  continuum such as fantasies, emotional feelings, thoughts,  dreams, frequency of sexual activity How would you rank on this continuum?
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    Biological sex affects patterns in which  people fall on Kinsey Scale Men, both homosexual and bisexual  typically occupy far ends of scale.
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