Sexuality / Sexual Orientation

Sexuality / Sexual Orientation


Refers to if and to whom one is sexually attracted. Gender and sexual orientation are not the same. Sexual orientation can be flexible or rigid and may change over time. Sexual orientation can also be hard to define, given that the two primary options are based solely on binary gender people, and recognizing the true expanse of gender and sexuality throws the whole standard of classification into question.

e.g. Emre often had to explain sexual orientation was not the same as gender identity. Foster’s sexual orientation was straight.

Further reading to gain expanded context:

LGBTQIA Safe Sex Guide | Healthline

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