Chapter 9 Sexual Orientations. A Continuum of Sexual Orientations. Terminology sexual orientation : to which sex a person is attracted homosexual orientation : primary erotic psychological emotional and social orientation is to same sex gay males lesbian females
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Fig. 9.2Kinsey’s continuum of sexual orientation (adapted from Kinsey et al., 1948, p. 638).
twin concordance rate 10-20% higher in identical twins than
in fraternal twins
irrational fears of homosexual people, or
self-loathing of one’s own homosexuality
1. Did you find the questions hard to answer? Were some harder than others? Which? Why?
2. How did the questions make you feel?
3. What does it say about our society that LGB people are frequently asked similar questions?
4. What can you do in the future if you hear someone asking such questions?
Answer the questions asked on the handout. Then, consider the following questions:
self-acknowledgment of orientation
self-acceptance of orientation
disclosure to others