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Gynephilia

Category: orientation
Last updated 2015-05-12 05:25:58

Androphilia and gynephilia are terms used in behavioral science to describe sexual orientation, as an alternative to a gender binary homosexual and heterosexual conceptualization. Gynephilia describes the sexual attraction to women or femininity. The terms are objectively used for identifying a person's object of attraction without attributing a sex assignment or gender identity to the person. This can avoid bias inherent in Western conceptualizations of human sexuality, avoid confusion and offense when describing people in non-western cultures, as well as when describing intersex and transgender people, especially those who consider themselves genderqueer or otherwise falling outside the gender binary.

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