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sexual script

pattern of role prescriptions for how individuals should behave in sexual contexts; females and males have been socialized to follow different sexual scripts

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sexual minority

someone who self-identifies as
lesbian, gay, or bisexual

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bisexual

a person who is attracted to people of both sexes

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homophobia

irrational negative feelings against
individuals who have same-sex attractions

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sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

infections that are contracted primarily through sexual contact, which is not limited to vaginal intercourse but includes oral-genital contact and anal-genital contact as well

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AIDS

stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome, a sexually transmitted infection caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which destroys the body’s immune system

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genital herpes

a sexually transmitted infection caused by a large family of viruses of different strains; these strains produce other, non-sexually transmitted diseases such as chicken pox and mononucleosis

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genital warts

an STI caused by the human papillomavirus; genital warts are very contagious and are the most commonly acquired STI in the United States in the 15- to 24-year-old age group

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gonorrhea

a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which thrives in the moist mucous membranes lining the mouth, throat, vagina, cervix, urethra, and anal tract; this STI is commonly called the “drip” or the “clap”

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syphilis

a sexually transmitted infection caused by
the bacterium Treponema pallidum, a spirochete

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chlamydia

one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, named for Chlamydia
trachomatis, an organism that spreads by sexual contact and infects the genital organs of both sexes

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rape

forcible sexual intercourse with a person who does not give consent

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date/acquaintance rape

coercive sexual activity directed at someone whom the perpetrator knows

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quid pro quo sexual harassment

sexual harassment in which a school employee threatens to base an educational decision (such as a grade) on a student’s submission to unwelcome sexual conduct

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hostile environment sexual harassment

sexual harassment in which students are subjected to unwelcome sexual conduct that is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it limits the students’ ability to benefit from their education