Sexual Orientation facts for kids

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Sexual orientation is a term that means what kinds of people a person loves or has sexual or romantic feelings about. A person can love somebody of the same gender (sex), somebody of the other gender, both, or neither. The concepts most commonly regarded as sexual orientation are:

  • heterosexuality (sometimes known as straight) - they can be sexually attracted to somebody of the other gender.
  • homosexuality (sometimes known as gay) - they can be sexually attracted to somebody of the same gender as themselves.
  • bisexuality - they can be sexually attracted to both genders.
  • asexuality - they are not sexually attracted to anybody.

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