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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