What is your sexual orientation?

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What is your sexual orientation?

  • I identify myself as male and I am sexually attracted to males

    Votes: 3 3.1%
  • I identify myself as male and I am sexually attracted to females

    Votes: 78 79.6%
  • I identify myself as male and I am sexually attracted to both genders

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • I identify myself as male and I am asexual

    Votes: 3 3.1%
  • I identify myself as female and I am sexually attracted to males

    Votes: 8 8.2%
  • I identify myself as female and I am sexually attracted to females

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I identify myself as female and I am sexually attracted to both genders

    Votes: 2 2.0%
  • I identify myself as female and I am asexual

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I do not identify myself as male or female and I am sexually attracted to males

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I do not identify myself as male or female and I am sexually attracted to females

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I do not identify myself as male or female and I am sexually attracted to both genders

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I do not identify myself as male or female and I am asexual

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • None of the previous describes me well

    Votes: 3 3.1%

  • Total voters
    98
  • #26
nsaspook
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Brunette, athletic, sleazy and demure, Oh! female.
 
  • #27
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I wonder if gay and asexual is natures way of keeping population in check?
Interesting way of looking at it , I've never heard this before.
 
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There is the male (XY) and female (XX) gender, but there are also intersex individuals (e.g. XXY). The statement that there are only 2 genders is thus not correct.
Edit: scratch that, you are speaking of the Klinefelter. They are men, still.
 
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-_- I don't know what to put. I'm female and I don't feel attracted to anyone. I am usually highly monogamous with whatever guy I am with, but I have not had many relationships and if the relationship I am in now ends...I think I will tend towards asexual.

Interesting to think about though...didn't realise how messed up I have gotten with time lol.

Both men and women are usually attracted to me and like to flirt with me...i will flirt with both genders to a certain extent because there is no sincere attraction to either.
 
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There is the male (XY) and female (XX) gender, but there are also intersex individuals (e.g. XXY). The statement that there are only 2 genders is thus not correct.
Thats sex, not gender. Sex is biological, its what you can generally tell from a ultrasound. Gender is biological/sociological and cant be known until the kid grows up some. Sure, it may be technical nitpicking or a form of liberal newspeak, but I think it has merits to distinguish in this manner. My wife counsels transgenders often and very much relies on the distinction.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_and_gender_distinction

I think that there is more of a continuum on gender than there is on sex.
 
  • #31
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I'm straight, but I wish I was asexual. It would have saved a lot of time and effort.

I wonder who picked the "None of the previous describes me well" option and why. lol.
 
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It took me a long time to understand sexual orientation is on a spectrum, not a discrete point. And it can be complicated,
No kidding! I have been informally studying human sexuality for the last couple of years and it's a crazy world out there!!! I've come to the conclusion that there is no such a thing as "normal".

As for my sexual orientation, generally I point North.

...and I reeeeeeally like girls. :approve:
 
  • #33
I identify myself as male and I am sexually attracted to females.

Is there a difference between that and "straight" and heterosexual?
 
  • #34
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I identify myself as male and I am sexually attracted to females.

Is there a difference between that and "straight" and heterosexual?
Yes, heterosexuals can be female too.
 
  • #35
But they are all attracted to the opposite gender, right?

I searched this online and don't like being spoonfed (sorry if it seems that way :( ) but on the web it doesn't say it's the same explicitly.
 
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But they are all attracted to the opposite gender, right?
Yes. But I was interested in the gender too.
 
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I don't particularly like the term "straight" because it implies the alternative as being crooked or deviant, or something else with a negative connotation.
 
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I don't particularly like the term "straight" because it implies the alternative as being crooked or deviant, or something else with a negative connotation.
I never thought of it like that, but you're right. Although, I tend to associate the word "straight" with "conformist", as in, "straight and narrow". That's not always a positive thing!
 
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:rofl: I don't get that, but it's nearly universal in hetero males so I have to accept it. For the record, "I want to watch male gay porn" has been said by a straight woman...never, I'm pretty sure.

But then again, I'm probably wrong about that. Sexuality is complicated!
lisab, you are wrong about that, as I know personally a (for the most part) straight woman who enjoys watching male gay porn. And sexuality is indeed quite complicated.

As for myself, I am male who is (predominately) straight.
 
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I don't particularly like the term "straight" because it implies the alternative as being crooked or deviant, or something else with a negative connotation.
such a reaction also implies that you, too, think of the alternatives as crooked or deviant.
 
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such a reaction also implies that you, too, think of the alternatives as crooked or deviant.
No, it doesn't imply that. I don't know why you would think that.

If I were to use the word "normal" for heterosexual, and the word "evil" for homosexual. And you complain that this choice of words implies that homosexuality is evil, then this doesn't imply that you think of homosexuality as evil.
 
  • #42
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Im straight as an arrow, but i can not get a bird:cry: no one loves me. and how come there are so few birds, chicks, females replying to the survey are they all shy?
 
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Im straight as an arrow, but i can not get a bird:cry: no one loves me. and how come there are so few birds, chicks, females replying to the survey are they all shy?
I noticed that too. I wonder of our male/female ratio has increased?

Nice to see you, Woolie :smile:!
 
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Im straight as an arrow, but i can not get a bird:cry: no one loves me.
There is an old saying Woolie, candy is dandy but liquor is quicker. BTW nice to see you.
 
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Im straight as an arrow, but i can not get a bird:cry: no one loves me. and how come there are so few birds, chicks, females replying to the survey are they all shy?
I suspect that there are so few women replying to this survey because there are comparatively fewer women members on PF compared to men (I could be wrong about this though).
 
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I like my wife especially. :)
 
  • #47
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There is an old saying Woolie, candy is dandy but liquor is quicker. BTW nice to see you.
LOL, nice to see you too.
 
  • #48
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I like my wife especially. :)
are you being held at gunpoint? :D

obviously it's a joke :D
 
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I like my wife especially.
Something struck me now. Homo- and hetero- come from Greek and mean "the same" and "others, different". If someone is strongly monogamic, that makes him homo, and those promiscuous are hetero, don't you think?
 
  • #50
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are you being held at gunpoint? :D

obviously it's a joke :D
:)

[80's vocals]
I'm bein' held at looovepoint
I'm bein' held at looove point
[\80's vocals]
 

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