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What is your sexual orientation?
Straight / Heterosexual
66%
 66%  [ 99 ]
Gay / Lesbian
5%
 5%  [ 8 ]
Bisexual
8%
 8%  [ 13 ]
Asexual
9%
 9%  [ 14 ]
Pansexual
2%
 2%  [ 4 ]
Queer
1%
 1%  [ 2 ]
Curious / Unsure
6%
 6%  [ 9 ]
Total Votes : 149

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Past



Joined: 14 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:30 pm Reply with quote
...with respect to the following definition of sexual orientation from Wikipedia: Sexual orientation describes an enduring pattern of attraction—emotional, romantic, sexual, or some combination of these—to the opposite sex, the same sex, or both sexes, and the genders that accompany them, not barring minor differences in interpretation or similar definitions from other sources.
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st_owly
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Joined: 20 May 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:04 pm Reply with quote
I put curious, because I'd say I'm mostly straight, but I do entertain the notion of being with a girl sometimes (I'm female) and I have kissed girls and enjoyed it.
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SereneChaos



Joined: 14 Oct 2011
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Location: Middle of Nowhere, USA

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:21 pm Reply with quote
There's only 5 votes so far and that's not enough to judge by, but I'm surprised no one's selected straight yet and by how many selected asexual. I thought I was in the minority, but I guess it's not as much of a minority as I thought.
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The King of Harts



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:59 pm Reply with quote
I'm probably gonna sound real stupid, but what exactly does Queer mean here? I've always known it as the slur, but apparently there are several definitions and I'm not really sure of it's use here.
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Sheleigha



Joined: 09 May 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:09 pm Reply with quote
The King of Harts wrote:
I'm probably gonna sound real stupid, but what exactly does Queer mean here? I've always known it as the slur, but apparently there are several definitions and I'm not really sure of it's use here.


I'm curious on this myself. I also had to look up "pansexual" as it is the first time I've actually heard the time (and can see why it's not a common phrase).
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Masakaki



Joined: 23 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:25 pm Reply with quote
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Saffire
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Joined: 25 Nov 2007
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Location: Iowa, USA

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:26 pm Reply with quote
The King of Harts wrote:
I'm probably gonna sound real stupid, but what exactly does Queer mean here? I've always known it as the slur, but apparently there are several definitions and I'm not really sure of it's use here.
My guess is it's being used as a catchall for whatever may not be an option. Transgender isn't represented, for example.
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Tenbyakugon



Joined: 11 Jan 2012
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Location: Ohio, United States of America

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:31 pm Reply with quote
Take a psych 101 course and you'll learn that sexuality is fluid. To some degree we're all bisexual. It doesn't matter who, or what, pleasures us to our maximum.
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Alan45
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Joined: 25 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:01 pm Reply with quote
Tenbyakugon wrote
Quote:
Take a psych 101 course and you'll learn that sexuality is fluid. To some degree we're all bisexual. It doesn't matter who, or what, pleasures us to our maximum.


I suspect that depends on where and when you took the course. They certainly didn't teach that back in the 60's and I doub't they teach it everywhere today. Psych people rarely agree on anything. Razz
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egoist
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Joined: 20 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:28 pm Reply with quote
Not sure what queer stands for, but I went with that one.

Tenbyakugon wrote:
Take a psych 101 course and you'll learn that sexuality is fluid. To some degree we're all bisexual. It doesn't matter who, or what, pleasures us to our maximum.


Meh. So if a person can be sexually pleased by a cucumber, what does that make them?
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Tenbyakugon



Joined: 11 Jan 2012
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Location: Ohio, United States of America

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:46 pm Reply with quote
egoist wrote:

Tenbyakugon wrote:
Take a psych 101 course and you'll learn that sexuality is fluid. To some degree we're all bisexual. It doesn't matter who, or what, pleasures us to our maximum.


Meh. So if a person can be sexually pleased by a cucumber, what does that make them?


A human being.
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kyokun703
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Joined: 06 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:01 pm Reply with quote
Saffire wrote:
The King of Harts wrote:
I'm probably gonna sound real stupid, but what exactly does Queer mean here? I've always known it as the slur, but apparently there are several definitions and I'm not really sure of it's use here.
My guess is it's being used as a catchall for whatever may not be an option. Transgender isn't represented, for example.


Probably because it's not an sexual orientation? You can be transgender and gay, or transgender and straight, or anywhere in between.
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egoist
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:08 pm Reply with quote
Tenbyakugon wrote:
A human being.


That would depend. I'm a racist, so some races aren't human to me.
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Past



Joined: 14 Feb 2006
Posts: 3108
Location: Chibi Wonderland (Nebraska)

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:11 pm Reply with quote
egoist wrote:
Tenbyakugon wrote:
A human being.


That would depend. I'm a racist, so some races aren't human to me.
You're kidding right? Of course you are.

*Hmm Past wonders if the creator of this poll wasn't pansexual, would that sexual orientation have been included or not*
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Tenbyakugon



Joined: 11 Jan 2012
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Location: Ohio, United States of America

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:14 pm Reply with quote
Past wrote:
egoist wrote:
Tenbyakugon wrote:
A human being.


That would depend. I'm a racist, so some races aren't human to me.
You're kidding right? Of course you are.


Made me Laughing regardless xD
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