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.
One of the key lessons from Kinsey's teachings is that human sexual inclination becomes destructive when it is repressed by fear and guilt, and more recently, we could add when manipulated by the market.
There are no benefits in exposing 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.
Far from putting an end to this repression, President Moscoso recently signed into law a measure making it a criminal offense to disclose information about a laundry list of subjects including "negotiations for international treaties or conventions, national security, health, political ideas, marital status, sexual inclination, criminal or police records, bank accounts, and other such information that has this character according to a legal norm.
BF: The stories in your collection We So Seldom Look on Love feature a girl with two sets of legs and genitalia, a man whose two heads are at war with each other, and a woman whose sexual inclination is toward young male corpses.
That means that mere deviance from social norms is no longer enough and that a sexual inclination or behavior will be treated as paraphiliac only if it brings about distress or impairment of some important function in the agent.
At the same time, we must of course guard against the assumption that poetry is inherently 'better' because of any specific sexual inclination.
And no aspect of the studies caused greater upset than those parts centering on sexual inclination and activity directed toward members of one's own sex.
Two-thirds of ultra-Orthodox homosexuals have chosen to marry women despite their sexual inclination, figures released by the HOD organization for religious homosexuals reveal.
5) Homosexual acts are disordered, furthermore, because "they confirm within themselves a disordered sexual inclination which is essentially self-indulgent" (Hp no.
For instance, a brain fingerprinting scan might show that someone has a certain sexual inclination.