/ What Is Sexual Orientation?
To name just a few of the worries that might be raised for these characterizations: (1)–(3) assume binary categories of sex or gender (i. e., male/female or men/women); (2) and (3) disagree on whether sexual orientation concerns gender-attraction (attraction to individuals with certain genders) or sex-attraction (attraction to individuals with certain sexes); and (4) appeals to the opaque notion of “ideal conditions” for acting on one’s sexual desires (more on this later).
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