Outline of human sexuality

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to human sexuality:

Human sexuality is the capacity to have erotic experiences and responses.[1] Human sexuality can also refer to the way one person is sexually attracted to another person of the opposite sex (heterosexuality), the same sex (homosexuality), or having both tendencies (bisexuality). The lack of sexual attraction is referred to as asexuality.[2] Human sexuality impacts cultural, political, legal and philosophical aspects of life, as well as being widely connected to issues of morality, ethics, theology, spirituality, or religion. It is not, however, directly tied to gender.[citation needed]

History of human sexuality[edit]

History of human sexuality

Types of human sexuality[edit]

Sexual orientation[edit]

Sexual orientation

Other sex-related identities[edit]

Types of sexual activity[edit]

Human sexual activity

Physiological events[edit]


Sexology (science of sex)[edit]

Sex education[edit]

Philosophy of sex[edit]

  • What is the function of sex?
  • What is romantic love?
  • Is there an essential characteristic that makes an act sexual?
  • Are some sexual acts good and others bad? According to what criteria? Alternatively, can consensual sexual acts be immoral, or are they outside the realm of ethics?
  • What is the relationship between sex and biological reproduction? Can one exist without the other?
  • Are sexual identities rooted in some fundamental ontological difference (such as biology)?
  • Is sexuality a function of gender or biological sex?
  • Sexual objectification
  • Sexualization
  • Pornographication


Legal aspects[edit]

Sex and the law

Sexual assault[edit]

Sexual assault

Religious aspects[edit]


Religion and sexuality

Sexual orientation

Psychological aspects[edit]

Economic aspects[edit]

Sex industry

Human sexuality organizations[edit]


Encyclopedias about sex[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "human sexuality". www.definition-of.com. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  2. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara's SexInfo
  3. ^ Bullough, V. L. (1989). The society for the scientific study of sex: A brief history. Mt. Vernon, IA: The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
  4. ^ Haeberle, E. J. (1983). The birth of sexology: A brief history in documents. World Association for Sexology.

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