Terms and Definitions
- AIDS - AIDS is an acronym for Acquired Immununodeficiency Syndrome. It is a disease of the human immune system which is characterized by an increased susceptibility to illness.
- Bestiality - The practice where a person has sexual intercourse with an animal.
- Biastophilia - The rape of a person who is unconscious.
- Bisexual - Bisexual means being attracted to both sexes, male to female and male; female to male and female.
- Bondage - As it relates to sex, bondage is the practice of using means of restraint in order to receive or give pleasure.
- Discrimination - The practice of separating, prejudice, or hatred against a person or persons based on gender, race, age, etc.
- Diversity - The condition of being diverse. In the context of homosexuality diversity has the appearance of goodness, fairness, and equality among all people.
- Ephebophilia - Sexual attraction to people of mid to late adolescence.
- Exhibitionism - The practice of exposing one's genitals in an inaproppriate manner, usually in public.
- Fetish - As it relates to sex, fetish is a fixation upon an object, body part, and/or practice that heightens an individual's sexual pleasure.
- Frotteurism - The act of deriving sexual pleasure from intentionally rubbing against and/or touching a non-consenting person.
- Gay Men - A term used to describe men who are homosexual.
- Gender Selection - Gender Selection is the process of deciding which gender of a baby you want. It can involve discarding fertilized eggs of the gender that is not preferred. Unfortunately, in some cultures female babies are discarded after birth.
- Hebephilia - Sexual attraction for children of early adolescent age, usually 11-14 years.
- Homophobia - A negative term used to describe anyone who opposes homosexuality.
- Heterosexual - A person who is attracted to someone of the opposite sex, male to female, and female to male.
- HIV - HIV stands for Human immunodeficiency virus, a virus that causes AIDS. It attacks the immune system and weakens it, making it more susceptible to disease and illness.
- Homosexual - A person who is attracted to someone of the same sex, male to male, and female to female.
- Infantophilia - Deriving sexual pleasure from sexual contact and/or intercourse with children five years and under in age.
- LGBT - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender
- Lesbians - A female who is attracted to other females.
- Masochist - A masochist is someone who derives pleasure through suffering or watching others suffer.
- MSM - Males having sex with males.
- Necrophilia - The practice where a person has sex with a dead person.
- Open Marriage - Open marriage is a marriage in which the partners involved agree to participate in sexual relations with people to whom they are not married.
- Orgy - Group sexual contact between many individuals either of the same sex or of different sexes.
- Paraphilia - Paraphilia is a sexual deviation that has a broad categorization including sexual fantasies, inanimate objects, young children, etc., in order to gain sexual pleasure.
- Partner - A generic term used to describe marriage partners. It strips the marriage institution of male female relationships and opens it to politically correct neutrality through which homosexual marriage can be validated.
- Promiscuity - Sexual contact with multiple partners, either of the same sex or of the opposite sex.
- Radical Right - A derogatory term used to describe conservatives who do not adhere to supporting homosexuality or homosexual rights.
- Rape - The forced sexual intercourse with a non-consenting person.
- Sadomasochism - The practice of receiving pleasure, often sexual pleasure, through being the recipient of bondage and/or pain. It is also the practice of receiving pleasure, often sexual pleasure, through giving pain to someone else.
- Sex - Sex is the differentiation of male and female, but it has also come to be known as the act of sexual intercourse between two or more persons.
- Sexual Orientation - A politically correct term used to describe the sexual preferences a person has in regard to people of the same gender or opposite gender. With sexual orientation is the condition of being homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual.
- Sexuality - The state and condition related to the biological structures related to gender. It is also used to describe a person's activity in sexual preferences.
- Sodomy - The practice of inserting the penis into the anus.
- Transgender - A person whose gender is inconsistent with the practices and preferences of the gender to which a person has been born.
- Transexual - A person who has had his or her gender changed through surgical processes.
- Transvestite - A transvestite is someone who dresses and/or acts in a manner consistent with the opposite sex.
- Troilism - Deriving sexual please from watching one's sexual partner have sexual intercourse with someone else. This is also known as Cuckoldism
- Victim - A person who has been harmed physically, emotionally, financially, etc., by another person or persons.
- Voyeurism - The act of deriving sexual pleasure from watching another person undress and/or participate in sexual activity. Usually, voyeurism involves watching others who are not aware of being watched.
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