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Bisexual

Sexually attracted to either men or women. Debates still rage over the existence of the phenomenon and its definition, for example, whether one needs to be equally attracted to both sexes in order to be judged bisexual.

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bride price

common in various Asian and African societies, the bride price is a sum of money paid by a groom to his wife's family, generally thought to exist in order to compensate the bride's family for the loss of the daughter's productive labour and for her social value.

3

bukkake

a form of porn that emphasizes the use of a woman by many men, with its most important feature being communal ejaculation onto the women's face

4

companionate marriage

An ideal of marriage as a loving partnership, which became more common after the late eighteenth century and eventually implied free choice and "marriage for love". Not to be confused with current practices of egalitarian, childless, dissoluble partnerships sometimes described under the same name.

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compulsory heterosexuality

A theory first articulated by Rich, who described heterosexuality as a social institution based on the assumption that heterosexuality was innate and all other forms of sexual expression either deviant or simply invisible.

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culturally scripted

based on a pattern of speech and interaction that is normative within a particular group or culture.

7

date rape

non-consensual intercourse forced on someone by someone they know. Either through physical force or through coercion.

8

dopamine

a brain chemical neurotransmitter associated with pleasure.

9

double standard

A moral code that prescribes different things for different groups; most commonly associated with differential (and conflicting) sexual standards prescribed to men and women.

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dowry

a sum of money settled upon a bride by her family or transferred to her groom at marriage.

11

expressive

traits associated with co-operation, warmth, sensitivity, and communication

12

homophobia

an exaggerated fear and/or hatred of homosexuals and homosexuality

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instrumental

traits associated with competition, assertiveness, and action

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intimacy

the feeling of closeness, warmth, and relationship with another

15

Kinsey Scale

a seven point scale measuring sexual orientation on which research subjects can be placed by way of a questionnaire.

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paraphilias

Abnormal or deviant sexual desires and behaviours; familiar examples include exhibitionism, fetishism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, and voyeurism

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phallocentric

Focused on male power and male privilege, particularly as expressed by the phallus (the erect penis). Phallocentric sexuality centres on the penis, and more broadly, male gratification.

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romantic love

A strong attachment to, physical attraction to, and idealization of another human being. While romantic love seems to be universal, it is not always seen as desirable or as the appropriate basis for marriage.

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sexual fluidity

the ability for one's erotic response to be influenced by situational factors; according to some scholars, particularly present among women.

20

sodomy

Strictly speaking, anal sexual intercourse. Historically, and in modern "sodomy laws", more broadly applied to any "unnatural sexuality", particularly between members of the same sex.

21

stone butch

A masculine or "butch" lesbian who prefers not to be sexually touched and whose sexuality is focused on pleasing her partner.

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technical virgin

A term used to describe young women, who, in a desire to preserve their virginity, engage in "everything but sex" - everything but vaginal intercourse. This seems to have been less a cultural phenomenon than a media one.