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WGS Final Quiz
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the type of sexual intercourse, stimulation, and gratification one likes to receive and participate in (how i like to have sex)
(where is my attraction and desire focused?) the type of sexual romantic emotional/spiritual attraction one feels for others (often labeled gender relationship between the person and the other people they are attracted to. it is argued that there ar genetic hormonal and social factors which determine sexual orientation)
how someone describes their sense of self as a sexual being (heterosexual bisexual lesbian gay homosexual)
a dynamic phenomena that includes the capacity for sexual feelings and attraction (physical sensual erotic emotional) to the same or opposite sex or both
one who lacks (or has low level of) sexual attraction to others and or a lack of interest or desire for sex or sexual partners.
exists on a spectrum from people who experience no sexual attraction or have any desire for sex to those who experience low levels or sexual interest and attraction
a spectrum of layered interest of intimate acts and usually with a common denominator of no sexual intercourse
a person primarily emotionally physically and or sexually attracted to the opposite sex
behavior that grants preferential treatment to heterosexual people reinforces the idea that heterosexuality is somehow better normal or more right (these notions often influenced by cultural and religious beliefs about normative behaviors)
the assumption in individuals or in institutions that everyone is heterosexual and that heterosexuality is superior to all other sexualities,
leads to invisibility and stigmatizing of other sexualities or of non binary gender expressions
used to describe aa person primarily emotionally physically and or sexually attracted to members of the same sex/gender
(used interchangeably with gay lesbian)
hate, dislike, discrimination, towards the LGTBQ community
this is expressed in levels like individually, institutionally, legislation, religion, environment etc.
Person to person, community to homophobia, institution homophobia
used to describe women attracted romantically, erotically and or emotionally to other women or (individual who identifies as one)
used to describe individuals who are primarily emotionally physically and or sexually attracted to members of the same sex and or gender (More commonly used when referring to males/men-identified people who are attracted to males/men-identified people, but can be applied to females/women-identified people as well)
self empowering and dynamic term sometimes used to refer to the entire lgtbq communities
individuals or groups who "queer" or problematize the hegemonic notions of sex, gender and desire in a given society.
Genderqueer people possess identities which fall outside of the widely accepted sexual binary (i.e. "men" and "women".) may also refer to people who identify as both transgendered AND queer (individuals who challenge both gender and sexuality regimes and see gender identity and sexual orientation as overlapping and interconnected)
A person who is attracted to both people of their own gender and other genders. A bisexual person is not confused in their sexual orientation; they clearly share similar emotional and physical attraction to either the same or different genders.
(frequently used as an umbrella term to refer) to all people who do not identify with their assigned gender at birth or the binary gender system
(includes transsexuals genderqueer, drag kings/queens (a man or woman who dresses up in "women's" or "men's" clothing, typically for the purposes of entertainment),two-spirit people, etc. )
individuals who have gone through "sex change" to align themselves with their gender identity
phobia, hate, dislike, for anyone who is outside of the binary, especially transgender (can also exist among lesbian, gay, and bisexual people as well as among heterosexual people)
refers to the practice of or desire towards having ethically, honest, consensually non-monogamous relationships (i.e. relationships that may include multiple partners)
a person who experiences sexual, romantic, physical, and/or spiritual attraction for members of all gender identities/expressions. A person who isn't confined by sexual preference, gender, sex, basically no boundary. A person who is fluid in their attraction
An LGBT/queer individual who can and is believed to be or perceived as heterosexual
an individual who is not open to themselves or others about their (queer) sexuality or gender identity
the process by which one accepts and/or comes to identify ones own sexuality or gender identity (to "come out" to oneself). The process by which one shares one's sexuality or gender identity with others (to "come out" to friends, etc.
involuntary or unwanted disclosure of another person's sexual orientation, gender identity, or intersex status
hetero or homosexual people exploring their sexuality
drag queen /king
When a male/female dresses up in the opposite sex for entertainment purposes. Doesnt represent their gender expression or sexual orientation
Men Sleeping with Men/Women sleeping with Women A homosexual person who will sleep with the same gender person just for sex. Doesnt indicate if they are gay/lesbian
A person who cross-dresses in public and receive emotional and sexual gratification from this act
negative internal and external feelings and actions towards homosexuals sometimes because the person is in denial or have not come to terms with their own sexuality.
a special right advantage or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people (the assumption that individuals are either male or female and are attracted to the opposite sex respectively)
believing that marriage between 2 people of the same sex is unnatural and socially unacceptable
different ranges of gender
(true/false) gender socialization can contribute to the occurrence of hyper masculinity
3 dynamics that describes phenomena of gender
biology identity expression
the intersected body uniquely exhibits
both sexes (male and female)
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