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    1 October 2013 Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation Is focused on nature of sexual preference somebody’s sexual desire‚ toward people of the opposite sex‚ people of the same sex‚ or people of both sex Sexual orientation is also understood to be more than just Intimacy‚ but includes emotional preference and connection with another person. When a person is physically and emotionally attracted to others of the same sex‚ they are considered to be lesbian if it’s a female and gay if it’s a male

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    Over the years sexual orientation has been an issue in our society. Many people are against homosexuality and bisexuality. Sexual orientation is generally one of three main categories‚ heterosexual‚ homosexual‚ or bisexual. Heterosexual is someone who is attracted to members of the opposite sex. A homosexual is someone that is attracted to members of the same sex. And‚ a bisexual person is one that is attracted to members of both sexes. There are other categories of sexual orientation. Some people

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    Sexual orientation is the nature of sexual or erotic desires that is the direction of an individual’s sexual desires and emotions towards members of the opposite sex (homosexual)‚ members of the same sex (homosexuals) and in some instances both (bisexual). In simple terms it is the sexual preference of individuals. Several factors have been listed by vast majority of sexuality researchers. Most dominant among the listed causes are genetic/biological‚ social influences and psychological factors. The

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    categories of sexual orientation‚ alongside bisexual and heterosexual. The longstanding consensus of the behavioral and social sciences and the health and mental health professions is that homosexuality is an example of normal and positive variation in human sexual orientation. Currently the most common adjectives in use are lesbian for women and gay for men‚ though gay can refer to either men or women. The American Psychology Association defines sexual orientation in the following way: “Sexual orientation

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    Gay‚ Lesbian‚ or Straight Sexual orientation is a pattern of attraction: emotional‚ romantic‚ sexual‚ or some combination of these to the opposite sex‚ the same sex‚ or both sexes (Stein 2011). These attractions are referred to as heterosexuality‚ homosexuality‚ bisexuality‚ and asexuality (Walker 2012). Heterosexual people are romantically and physically attracted to members of the opposite sex. Heterosexual males are attracted to females‚ and heterosexual females are attracted to males. Heterosexuals

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    and age‚ being of a sexual orientation other than heterosexual is somewhat common. Though it is definitely not considered a norm‚ it is more accepted in most parts of the world. A few years ago‚ people who were not heterosexual had to hide who they really were in order to be accepted by society. Because of this norm‚ one automatically assumes they are straight whether it comes to themselves or others. So how do homosexual/asexual people become conscious of their sexual orientation? In the same way

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    opinion about sexual orientation in our society A person’s sexual‚ emotional‚ or romantic attraction to another person is usually the way to describe sexual orientation. When a person is attracted to the same sex‚ they are considered homosexual. When a person is attracted to someone of the opposite sex‚ they are considered heterosexual. Attraction to both men and women is called bisexuality. The idea of sexual orientation states to more than just the sexual behavior of

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    This essay will look into sexual orientation. This essay will identify and define sexual orientation focusing on homosexuality. It will further provide an overview of homosexuality and a summary. I will discuss my initial opinions‚ attitudes‚ biases and assumptions about sexual orientation and demonstrate how my awareness of this element of diversity increased throughout the module. I will further address how this awareness will impact my ability to counsel more competently‚ followed by a conclusion

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    Chapter 8 Sex‚ Gender‚ and Society‚ had a section discussing Sexual Orientation. This particular section gripped my attention. First due to the fact that I’m a homosexual male living in our society. Throughout the reading the author stats “Many cast homosexuality as a “deviant life-style choice.” First homosexuality is not a choice‚ I have known of my sexuality as a young child. As an individual why would I or my peers chose to live a lifestyle of judgment‚ and hatred? Some individuals believe homosexuality

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    Sexual Orientation Definitions Biphobia: Irrational fears or hatred of bisexuality; the fear or hatred of bisexual feelings in oneself Bisexual: An individual who is attracted to people of both the same sex and of the opposite sex Gay: A male homosexual Heterosexual: A person whose primary erotic‚ psychological‚ emotional‚ and social interest is toward members of the opposite sex. Homophobia: Irrational fears or hatred of homosexuality; the fear of homosexual feelings in oneself; selfhatred because

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