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Sexual orientation is a term that is broadly applied to refer to both sexual and romantic interests. As a multidimensional construct, sexual orientation encompasses three aspects: sexual attraction, sexual behavior, and sexual identity. It is important to note that not all three of these dimensions have to coincide, nor should they be expected to. Sexual fluidity is the idea that an aspect of a person’s sexual orientation (i.e., attraction, behavior, identity) changes or fluctuates over time. Sexual fluidity is relevant to understanding the experiences of trans people.

Sexual identity specifically references how an individual understands their own sexuality, which can be communicated to others by the use of sexual identity labels. Traditional sexual identity labels are dependent on a conceptualization of gender identity as both binary ...

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