What is sexual orientation what does it mean when

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What is “sexual orientation?”What does it mean when people ask, How did you get that wayWhy does your sexual orientation matter to anyone but yourself??Binary Model of Sexual Orientation: Look up a definition. Also look up one critique of the binary model. What do you think?SEXUAL ORIENTATION: To what people (that is, to people of what sex(es)) are you attracted?Do your best to view sexual orientation on a series of continuums.Straight: You’re attracted to people of the “other” sex.Gay/Lesbian: Primary attraction (erotic, psychological, emotional, and social) is toward members of the same sex.Perhaps 1-4% of persons surveyed consider themselves asexual. Two possible meanings of asexual:-You have never felt the slightest sexual arousal toward anyone or anything.-You were born with no genitals or other sexual “equipment.”[More info on asexuality to follow]National Health & Social Life Survey (1994)1.4% of women, 2.8% of men identified themselves as "homosexual"4% of women and 5% of men reported having had a same-sex sexual experience since age 185.5% of women and 6% of men said they had been attracted to members ofsame sexKINSEY’S CONTINUUM (in Kinsey’s language)0 1 2 3 4 5 60=Exclusively Heterosexual1=Predominately Heterosexual,only incidentally Homosexual
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ASEXUALITY: for some people this is an absence of sexual organs. For others it refersmore toward feelings and experiences about sexuality and sexual activity. Can mean “absence of sexual attraction.”Asexual Demi- or Graysexual AllosexualDoes not experience Mostly, little or no sexual attraction Has experiencedsexual attraction. but sexual attraction can occur sexual attraction.under certain circumstancesSexual attraction ≠ Sexual arousal.Sexual attraction has an object. Arousal is just the tingling of your special places.Romantic Attraction Aromantic“Crushing,” etc. No crushes.Where you fall on the Romantic continuum will obviously have an effect on where you fall on the Asexual continuum.

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