Sexual Identity

Last Updated: December 23, 2019

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Definition - What does Sexual Identity mean?

Sexual identity refers to the sexual orientation that one uses to classify oneself. Specifically, this refers to how an individual thinks of and identifies with their sexuality on a personal level. Sexual identity may also be referred to as sexual orientation identity.

Kinkly explains Sexual Identity

An individual's sexuality is composed of three elements: sexual identity, sexual orientation, and sexual practices. Sexual identity refers specifically to the subjective perception of an idividual's sexuality. Sexual identity is a fluid concept. An individual's sexual identity may change over time or through experience.

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