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  1. The much less specific sexual orientation of heterosexual women needs a different theory as discussed by Bailey (2009).

  2. Japanese for “abnormity, perversion.” Outside of Japanese culture, this usually refers to pornographic depictions in comics (manga) and animated movies (anime).


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Imhoff, R., Banse, R. & Schmidt, A.F. Toward a Theoretical Understanding of Sexual Orientation and Sexual Motivation. Arch Sex Behav 46, 29–33 (2017).

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  • Sexual Orientation
  • Sexual Arousal
  • Sexual Attraction
  • Sexual Stimulus