Chapter 14 Flashcards & Key Terms

androphilic
Sexually attracted to men.
bathhouse
A facility, usually in the form of a private club, used for casual sex between men.
bear
In gay slang, a burly gay man with plenty of body hair; more generally, a member of a gay male subculture that rejects many of the prevailing standards of gay male attractiveness and behavior.
bi
Colloquial term for bisexual.
biphobia
Prejudice against bisexuals.
bisexuality
Sexual attraction to persons of both sexes.
Boston marriage
In 19th-century New England, the cohabitation of two women.
butch
Masculine-acting, often used to describe certain lesbians.
come out of the closet
(or “come out”) Reveal a previously concealed identity, such as being gay.
femiphobia
Prejudice against femininity in males.
femme
Feminine-acting, often used to describe certain lesbians or bisexual women.
gay bashing
Hate crimes against gay people. Sometimes includes verbal abuse as well as physical violence.
gay
Colloquial term for homosexual.
gaydar
The ability to recognize gay people on the basis of unconscious behaviors, voice quality, gait, and so on.
gender-variant
Atypical in gender characteristics.
gynephilic
Sexually attracted to women.
heterosexuality
Sexual attraction only (or predominantly) to persons of the other sex.
homophobia
Prejudice against homosexuality or gay people.
homosexuality
Sexual attraction only (or predominantly) to persons of one’s own sex.
implicit association test
A psychological test that is intended to reveal unconscious or unstated preferences.
INAH3
(third interstitial nucleus of the anterior hypothalamus) A cell group in the hypothalamus, a part of the brain, that differs in size between men and women and between gay and straight men.
Kinsey scale
A 7-point scale of sexual orientation devised by Alfred Kinsey.
lesbian
Homosexual—applied to women only.
medial preoptic area
A region of the hypothalamus involved in the regulation of sexual behaviors typically shown by males.
sexual orientation
The direction of a person’s sexual feelings toward persons of the same sex, the other sex, or both sexes.
straight
Colloquial term for heterosexual.
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