Human sexuality Human sexuality is the capacity to have erotic experiences and responses.

[1] Human which is determined by their sexual orientation – whether it is to the opposite sex (heterosexuality), to the same sex (homosexuality), having both these tendencies (bisexuality),[2] to all gender identities (pansexuality or bisexuality),[3] or not being

sexuality can also refer to the way someone is sexually attracted to another person –

attracted to anyone in a sexual manner (asexuality). Human sexuality impacts cultural, political, legal, and philosophical aspects of life. It can refer to issues of morality, repressive. ethics, theology, spirituality, or religion. Some cultures have been described as sexually

Interest in sexual activity typically increases when an individual reaches puberty.[4]

Some researchers assume that sexual behavior is determined by genetics, and others in which one can define nature as those behavioral traits that are due to innate

assert that it is molded by the environment.[5] This is the nature versus nurture debate, characteristics, such as instincts and drives. The concept of nurture can be defined as the environmental factors or external stimuli that influence behavior, emotions, and among men and women.[7] thinking.[6] Biological and physical differences include the human sexual response cycle

Evolutionary perspectives on human coupling and/or reproduction, including the sexual strategies theory, provide another perspective on sexuality,[8] as does social learning theory.[9] Socio-cultural aspects of sexuality include historical developments and religious beliefs, including Jewish views on sexual pleasure within the marriage and Christian views on avoidance of sexual pleasures.[7] The study of sexuality also infections (STDs and STIs) and birth control methods. Gender Gender is the range of physical, mental, and behavioral characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and femininity.[1][2][3] Depending on the context, the term may refer to biological sex (i.e. the state of being male, female or intersex), sex-based social structures or social roles (as in gender roles), or gender identity. includes human identity within social groups, sexually transmitted diseases, and

In the English literature, the trichotomy between biological sex, psychological gender, and social sex role first appeared in a feminist paper on transsexualism in 1978.[2][8] from male and female, such as the hijra of India and Pakistan. Some cultures have specific gender-related social roles that can be considered distinct

The social sciences have a branch devoted to gender studies. Other sciences, such as psychology, sexology and neuroscience, are also interested in the subject. While the particularly do, research in the natural sciences investigates whether biological social sciences sometimes approach gender as a social construct, and gender studies differences in males and females influence the development of gender in humans; both inform debate about how far biological differences influence the formation of gender identity.

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