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10.2: Sexual Orientation
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- Homosexuality: Being emotionally and sexually attracted to those of the same sex. “Lesbian” is used to refer to a woman being attracted to other women; “Gay” is used to refer to a man being attracted to other men.
- Bisexuality: Being both emotionally and sexually attracted to both males and females.
- Pansexuality: The potential for attraction to people, regardless of their biological sex or gender. This includes a possibility for attraction to those who fall outside the gender binary of male/female.
- Asexual: One without sex-linked features, lacking any apparent sex or sex organs or one that does not experience or represses any sexual attraction.
- Transgender: Not a sexual orientation, but the state of one’s own gender identity not matching their assigned sex. Transgender people may identify as any sexual orientation listed above.