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homosexuality

 [ho″mo-sek″shoo-al´ĭ-te]
sexual orientation toward or activity with persons of the same sex.

ho·mo·sex·u·al·i·ty

(hō'mō-seks'yū-al'i-tē),
Erotic attraction or activity, including sexual congress, between people of the same sex, especially after puberty.

homosexuality

Sexology Sexual attraction or erotosexual pairing with a partner of the same genital morphology. See AIDS, Circumstantial homosexuality, HIV, Latent homosexuality. Cf Lesbianism, Sexual deviancy.

ho·mo·sex·u·al·i·ty

(hō'mō-sek'shū-al'i-tē)
Erotic attraction, predisposition, or activity, including sexual congress, between people of the same sex, especially past puberty.

homosexuality

Sexual preference for a person of the same anatomical sex. The term derives from the Greek homos , the same (not from the Latin homo , a man) and is applicable correctly to women as well as to men. In 1991, differences in the size of a hypothalamic nucleus between heterosexual and homosexual men were reported; and in 1993 it was reported that a region of the long arm of the X chromosome was associated with male homosexuality. It is still not universally accepted, however, that homosexuality is genetically induced.

Patient discussion about homosexuality

Q. Is this a malady if i am homosexual? because i feel sometimes very unhappy and outside the society... Some people would say - "oh yes", other could say: "i don't know, but i think this is not so common or normal", "homosexual? even the rats don't do it in the laboratories", "they should be exterminated", and so on. In fact we hear probably more bad stuff, than something else. My brother is homosexual and was very long depressive, because he could not tell it to our parents. Perhaps he is still depressive - a little bit from time to time. He lives with his partner. I do not pretend to have the key about it, nor the why nor the "how it comes". I share here with you what I have been taught some years ago. I can live with that. It makes for me sense. I know that many of you will not agree with it, but as long we have not a better explanation...

A. I've worked with different gay people, open and in the closet. I have nothing but good experiences with them. I have never had a talk with them regarding their bring up or how they discovered they were gay.

Q. HOW DO I KNOW IF IM BISEXUAL? I WAS WITH HER ONLY ONCE...THOSE DA CONSIDER ME BISEXUAL?

A. thanxs...very helpful...wInk

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