Minority - BDSM ). The term may also include asexuals and...

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Sexual minority From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search A sexual minority is a group whose sexual identity , orientation or practices differ from the majority of the surrounding society. The term was coined most likely in the late 1960s under the influence of Lars Ullerstam's ground breaking book "The Erotic Minorities: A Swedish View" (Grove, 1966) which came strongly in favor of tolerance and empathy to uncommon varieties of sexuality. The term was used as analogous to ethnic minority . Initially the term referred primarily to lesbians and gays , bisexuals and transgender people. These four categories (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) are often grouped together under the rubric LGBT . Others referred to as "sexual minorities" include fetishists and practitioners in of bondage and discipline , , and/or sadomasochism (collectively referred to as
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Unformatted text preview: BDSM ). The term may also include asexuals and people who may be strictly heterosexual and whose choice of actual sex acts may be vanilla , but whose choice of partner or partners is unusual, such as swingers , polyamorists or people in other nonmonogamous relationships , or people who strongly prefer sex partners of a disparate age . Usually, the term sexual minority is applied only to groups who practice consensual sex : for example, it would be unusual to refer to rapists as a sexual minority, but the term would generally include someone whose sexuality gave a major, fetishized role to consensual playing out of a rape fantasy . Also, someone who very occasionally incorporates of kink or same-sex activity into a largely vanilla, heterosexual sex life would not usually be described as a sexual minority . [ edit ] Controversy...
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course SOC 110G taught by Professor Mohamedtamadigi during the Spring '10 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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