Sexual Orientation refers to romantic inclinations with other individuals of the opposite or same sex. The
term sexual preference was used in the late 20th century by gay rights advocates promoting the view
that each person should have the right to seek out the partner they prefer, whether of the opposite sex
or the same sex.
- Straight - the focus is primarily a person of the opposite sex
- Gay - male preferring male
- Lesbian - female preferring female
- Bisexual - gender of partner does not matter
- Asexual - the absence of romantic or sexual inclination.
The term sexual orientation is now preferred by most gay rights advocates for its emphasis
on fixed sexual identity, as well as countering the charge by some that their sexuality is a
choice, although both terms still see use.
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