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Chapter 5

SOC 123 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Heteronormativity, Libido, Childhood Gender Nonconformity


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 123
Professor
Susan Sprecher
Chapter
5

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Sexual Orientation
Definitions to be familiar with
Sexual orientation
Persons erotic and emotional orientation toward members of his or
her own sex or members of another sex, or more than one sex
Homosexual
Towards members of the same sex
Heterosexual
Towards members of the other sex
Bisexual
Towards members of both sex
Asexual
No sexual attraction toward either sex
Heteroflexibility/homoflexibility
Pansexuality, polysexuality, omnisexuality
Lesbian
Woman whose sexual orientation toward other women
Gay
Homosexual
Especially male homosexuals
Straight
Heterosexual
Queer
Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities that are
not heterosexual
LGB
Lesbian, gay, bisexual
LGBQT
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender
Better to think of sexual orientation as a complex, multidimensional, and fluid
thing
Aspects of sexual orientation could include
Behavior
Sexual desire
Love
Identity
Sexual fluidity
Asexuality
People choose to be celibate, but “asexuality is an intrinsic partner of who
we are”
Most do not feel distress about it
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