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Lecture 7

FRHD 2100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Lgbt, Reappropriation, Polysexuality

Family Relations and Human Development
Course Code
FRHD 2100
Tuuli Kukkonen

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Lecture #7
Sexual Orientation
Sexual Orientation
Sexual orientation: a person’s sexual and emotional orientation towards other people
Sexual orientation does not have to equal your gender identity
Kinsey Researchers suggest we all differ in terms of who we
o Engage in sexual behavior with
o Are attracted to
o Fall in love with
o Limitation of Kinsley scale
Does not look at gender & sex as continuums
o 0-6 +7
0 = straight
6 = gay
7 = asexual
o Asexual
o Demi-sexual
o Heterosexual
o Pansexual
o Polysexual
o Homosexual
o Gray-sexual
o Bisexual
Kinsey (1948, 1953) Continuum
Storms (1980) two independent dimensions: homoeroticism and heteroeroticism
“A reclaimed word that represents sexuality and gender diversity. We use it to encompass
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, fa'afafine, and takatāpui identities, as well as
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