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11 Health Sexuality

Key Terms for 1.5 Sexuality

TermDefinition
Sex 'A person's sex' - meaning whether they are male or female. or 'having sex' - meaning to have sexual intercourse or be involved in other physically intimate behaviours of a sexual nature
Sexuality Peoples attitudes, values, beliefs and feelings about being male or female, their relationships, their sexual behaviour, their sexual identity and orientation.
Sexual Behaviour The actions and behviours of a sexual nature that a person engages in
Sexual Identity This is what a person chooses to identify as sexually
Homosexual A person attracted to the same sex
Heterosexual A person attracted to the opposite sex
Bisexual A person attracted to the both males and females
Celibacy Abstaining from sexual intercourse (for a period of time). 'Abstain' means to stay away from. The person may or may not have had sex in the past
Virgin Someone who has never had sexual intercourse
Transgender Someone who behaves, dresses and lives as the gender which is different from the sex they were born - men living as women, or women living as men
Monogamous A person who has a sexual relationship with one person at a time
Non-monogamous A person who is sexually involved with more than one person at a time
Promiscuous A person who is casual and unrestrained in terms of their sexual behaviour
Created by: MrHooper