Chapter 11 Notes - Chapter 11: Sexual Orientation Sexual...

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Chapter 11: Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation – The gender(s) that a person is attracted to emotionally, physically, sexually, and romantically. The lambda has been used as a symbol of gay pride and identification since the 1970s. The Gay Activists Alliance first used the lambda as a symbol of the energy of the gay lesbian movement. Two reverse crescent moons represent bisexuality. Terminology Heterosexual – predominantly attracted to members of the other sex Homosexual – predominantly attracted to members of the same sex Bisexual – attracted to both men and women (Not so clear) Gay – typically a homosexual male Lesbian – homosexual female GLBTQ – gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning/queer Models of Sexual Orientation Kinsey Continuum o 7-Point Scale o From exclusively heterosexual behavior to exclusively homosexual behavior o First scale to suggest sexual orientation is a continuous variable o It emphasized behavior o It is static in time Klein Sexual Orientation Grid (KSOG) o Expanded Kinsey’s continuum o 7 dimensions: attraction, behavior, fantasy, emotional preference, social preference, self-identification, lifestyle Measuring Sexual Orientation Kinsey et al’s statistics (1948):
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