sexual preference


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sex·u·al pref·er·ence

(sek'shū-ăl pref'ĕr-ens),
1. The gender sought in one's sexual partners.
2. A particular mode of behavior leading to sexual satisfaction.

sexual orientation

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

sex·u·al pref·er·ence

(sek'shū-ăl pref'ĕr-ĕns)
The biologic sex preferred in one's sexual partners.

sexual preference

The sexual orientation one prefers in choosing his or her sex partners.
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I have nothing against gays announcing their sexual preferences other than to say I prefer that both homosexuals and heterosexuals should be discreet and keep their activities to themselves.
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To state the obvious, employers must not base personnel decisions even in part on unlawful factors such as age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, gender or sexual preference.
Previously, gender identity and sexual preference were "seen as outgrowths of a primary sex division," but further study led to the conclusion that "`gender' and `sexuality' no longer seemed to spring directly from the biological categories of female and male.
Most of us probably wouldn't like to admit to pre-judging, but it's very easy to judge people on looks, colour, sexual preference and so on.
I imagine Salle and Gober regarding one another warily, with hostility and recognition, across the abyss of sexual preference.
Empowered by the community-building experiences of the '40s, these women defied earlier norms that had stressed discretion concerning sexual preference and prudence regarding interactions with new acquaintances.