used to describe a person who does not abide to gender norms.
The word “queer” was reclaimed in the early 1990’s; it had previously been used as a derogatory word for homosexuality. Although queer is often associated with sexuality, it is also used to describe gender-variance as well. “‘Queer’ was less a sexual orientation than it was a political one,” (Stryker, 20).
a person with no sexual desire.
Although asexual people can have romantic relationships they have no interest in sex. Some asexual people will have sex to fulfill their partners sexual needs but do not have a “sex drive” and don’t initiate sex, where other asexual people never want to have sex and feel repulsed by it. (Evans, Julianna, and Andy H.)
a religious term to depict male anal same-sex activity as a deviant and sinful act (Bronski, xvi). Eventually, sodomite was incorporated in sodomy laws to make homosexual same-sex activity illegal.
sexuality as a social experience within a society during a particular moment of time.
sexology is the scientific study study of human sexual desire that provides language for conceptualizing sexuality, desire, pleasure, and sexual relationships (Bronski, 95).
molly is a term that was used in the 18th century to describe gender deviant gay men in Great Britain (Bronski, xvi).