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Understanding sexuality: are the common sexuality descriptors useful for a sexual health clinic?
  1. Katie Coates1,
  2. Matthew Phillips2
  1. 1 Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  2. 2 The Orange Rooms, Tameside Sexual Health, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Ashton Primary Care Centre, Ashton under Lyne, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Matthew Phillips, The Orange Rooms, Tameside Sexual Health, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Ashton Primary Care Centre, Ashton under Lyne, UK; phillima{at}tcd.ie

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Sexuality is a complex topic in sociology and healthcare. It is multifactorial, combining gender, sex, sexual orientation and erotic desires. In some sexual health clinics in the UK, three common sexuality descriptors are used: heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual. Kinsey et al 1 proposed the idea that sexuality exists along a continuum:The world is not to be divided into sheep and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white. (….) The sooner we learn this concerning human …

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