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Sexual Orientation
The direction of one's sexual interests-toward members of the same sex, the other sex, or both.
Heterosexual Orientation
Erotic attraction to, and preference for developing romantic relationships with, members of the other sex.
Homosexual Orientation
Erotic attraction to, and preference for developing romantic relationships with, members of the same sex.
Gay Males
Males who are erotically attracted to, and desire to form romantic relationships with, other males.
Lesbians
Females who are erotically attracted to, and desire to form romantic relationships with, other females.
Bisexuality
Erotic attraction to, and interest in developing romantic relationships with, males and females.
Heteroerotic
Of an erotic nature and involving members of the other sex.
Homoerotic
Of an erotic nature and involving members of one's own sex.
Homophobia
A cluster of negative attitudes and feelings toward gay people, including intolerance, hatred, and fear.
Biphobia
Negative attitudes and feelings toward bisexual people, including intolerance, hatred, and fear.
Gay Bashing
Violence against homosexuals.
Butch
A lesbian who assumes a traditional masculine gender role.
Femme
A lesbian who assumes a traditional feminine gender role.
Monozygotic (MZ) Twins
Twins who develop from the same fertilized ovum. Identical twins.
Dizygotic (DZ) Twins
Twins who develop from different fertilized ova. Fraternal twins.
Concordance
Agreement.
Activating Effects
Those effects of sex hormones that influence the level of the sex drive, but not sexual orientation.
Castration Anxiety
In psychoanalytic theory, a man's fear that his genitals will be removed. Castration anxiety is an element of the Oedipus complex and, in Freud's view, is implicated in the directionality of erotic interests.
Cruising
The name homosexuals give to searching for a sex partner.
Close Couples
Bell and Weinberg's term for gay couples whose relationships resemble marriage in their depth of commitment and exclusiveness.
Open Couples
Bell and Weinberg's term for gay couples who live together but engage in secret affairs.
Functionals
Bell and Weinberg's term for gay people who live alone, have adapted well to a swinging lifestyle, and are sociable and well adjusted.
Dysfunctionals
Bell and Weinberg's term for gay people who live alone and have sexual, social, or psychological problems.
Asexuals
Bell and Weinberg's term for gay people who live alone and have few sexual contacts.