Sexuality Is Defined By Sexual Orientation

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Sexuality is defined by “sexual orientation or preference” as well as the ability to understand the capacity of sexual desires. Same sex sexuality refers to sexual orientation also, but one’s preference towards someone of their same gender and the “erotic thoughts, feelings and behaviours” they assign to those of the same sex. Culturally, same sex sexuality is not always based on sexual ideals, acts that could be defined as being homosexual and appealing to those with same sex sexuality, often are only performed due to cultural traditions. These traditions place a strain on what cultures depict as same sex sexuality, thereby effecting cultural treatment of it. Western cultures illustrate sexuality fairly simply. One is referred to as…show more content…
In many of the cultures studied, men were expected to learn about sex extensively, to perform their role as a husband once married, as well as possible, done by engaging in sexual activities with younger men. However, once married, a man would no longer need to gain such masculinity through such methods, establishing them as inappropriate only after marital status was gained. In such cases, particularly in Melanesian society, the treatment of same sex sexualities is not only somewhat acceptable and appropriate, but necessary to establish an ideal family type with a man of extreme masculinity. It has been otherwise found that for cultures where same sex activities exist, they are in practice due to the lack of gender diversity within society. In Azande culture, same sexual activities exist and are not deemed inappropriate as such acts are regarded as a compensatory alternative lifestyle due to the lack of women. The Azande culture is not the only one where participation in same sex activities are required to increase sexual diversity. In Brazil , same sex activities come into practice for those of low occupational status to increase their sexual options. Though this shows an acceptance of same sex sexualities, issues regarding ones status and sexuality come into practice here. Brazilian culture implies that same sex sexuality is acceptable for those of lower classes, class concepts are also in practice within
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