sexual orientation

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Related to Sexual inclination: inclined, heterosexuality, Hetrosexuality

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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Rather, therefore, than following sexual urges in ways that are unchaste (and if so, they are also imprudent, unjust, and uncharitable), (71) the sexual inclination can be integrated into a life governed by right practical reason (i.
For instance, a brain fingerprinting scan might show that someone has a certain sexual inclination.
partner Andrew Ridgeley as a teenage pop star - memorably placing a shuttlecock inside tightly-fitted tennis shorts - George Michael's sexual inclination was the centre of intense speculation.
So, if he or she says they believe they were offended against because of the colour of their skin or their sexual inclination, the police are duty bound to investigate their crime.
In speaking of homosexual activity, the document states that homosexuals "confirm within themselves a disordered sexual inclination which is essentially self-indulgent" (7.
Surely the same logic would insist that no homosexual should be allowed to raise a heterosexual child (even if it were possible to divine the final sexual inclination of a five-year-old).
You bump into them, invariably, in organic food, and they are distinguishable from men of a different sexual inclination by virtue of the fact that they are dressed immaculately, clean-shaven, often with sunglasses perched upon their gel-drenched heads.
Gerry Moira, who made McVitie's adverts, said: "I don't know if Graham Norton's gayness has kept him out of other ads, but his sexual inclination wasn't a factor in our choice, it was his cheeky personality.
He has always been very good-looking, interested in fashion and a very gentle man but I had no inkling of his new sexual inclination at all.
But whatever sexual inclination he has does not absolve him from behaving in a civilised manner.
It shouldn't make a difference what sexual inclination he is anyway.
Rather, I believe God, in his mysterious way, has to be the author of the "homosexual inclination" just as God is the author of the sexual inclination in the rest of mankind.