sexual orientation

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sexual orientation

concept that includes the permutations among body morphology, gender identity, gender role, and sexual preference.

sexual orientation

the clear, persistent desire of a person for affiliation with one sex rather than the other. Also called sexual preference. See also heterosexual, homosexuality.

sexual orientation

The phenotypic sex by and/or with which a person identifies him- or herself.

sexual orientation

A person's potential for responding with sexual arousal to persons of the opposite sex–ie, heterosexual, same sex–ie, homosexual, or both–ie, bisexual

sex·u·al or·i·en·ta·tion

(sek'shū-ăl ōr'ē-ĕn-tā'shŭn)
Concept that includes permutations among body morphology, gender identity, gender role, and sexual preference.
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