Outline of human sexuality

"Outline of sexuality" redirects here. For an outline of non-human animal sexuality, see Outline of animal sexuality.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to human sexuality:

Human sexuality is the capacity to have erotic experiences and responses.[1] Human sexuality can also refer to the way one person is sexually attracted to another person of the opposite sex (heterosexuality), the same sex (homosexuality), or having both tendencies (bisexuality). The lack of sexual attraction is referred to as (asexuality).[2] Human sexuality impacts cultural, political, legal and philosophical aspects of life, as well as it is widely connected to issues of morality, ethics, theology, spirituality, or religion. It is not, however, directly tied to gender.

History of human sexuality

History of human sexuality

Types of human sexuality

Sexual orientation

Sexual orientation

Types of sexual activity

Main article: Human sexual activity

Physiological events


Sexology (science of sex)

Sex education

Philosophy of sex

Main articles: Philosophy of sex and Sexual ethics


Main article: Sex and the law

Sexual assault

Main article: Sexual assault

Religious aspects

Sexual orientation

Psychological aspects

Economic aspects

Main article: Sex industry

Human sexuality organizations


Encyclopedias about sex


See also


  1. http://www.definition-of.com/human%20sexuality
  2. University of California, Santa Barbara's SexInfo
  3. Bullough, V. L. (1989). The society for the scientific study of sex: A brief history. Mt. Vernon, IA: The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
  4. Haeberle, E. J. (1983). The birth of sexology: A brief history in documents. World Association for Sexology.
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