Heterosexual

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Heterosexuality is used to contrast with homosexuality or bisexuality. The term is gender-neutral, equally applicable to males and females.
 
Heterosexuality is used to contrast with homosexuality or bisexuality. The term is gender-neutral, equally applicable to males and females.
  
It comes from a Greek terms, meaning "different" sex.
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The word is derived by compounding the Greek stem ''hetero-'' meaning "different" with the Latin stem ''sexu-''.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Latest revision as of 17:20, 29 May 2014

A heterosexual, heterosexual person or straight is someone who is sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex only.

Heterosexuality is used to contrast with homosexuality or bisexuality. The term is gender-neutral, equally applicable to males and females.

The word is derived by compounding the Greek stem hetero- meaning "different" with the Latin stem sexu-.

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