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Terminology used for Mindlink Projects

Sexual Orientation

In talking about sexual orientation, we’re getting into an individual’s emotional, romantic, or sexual feelings toward other people. People who are straight experience these feelings

Gender Identity

the term that is used to describe a person’s deeply held personal, internal sense of being male, female, some of both, or maybe even neither.

Cisgender

Cisgender people identify with (or are on the same side of) the gender assigned to them at birth. So when we mention a cisgender man,

Transgender

is a term often used to describe an individual whose gender identity does not necessarily match the sex assigned to them at birth. So we

Bisexual

A sexual orientation that describes a person who is emotionally and physically attracted to women/females and men/males. Some people define bisexuality as attraction to all

Ally

A person who actively supports the rights of a marginalized community even though that person is not a member of that community; for example, a

Asexual

Describes a person who experiences little or no sexual attraction to others. Asexual people may still engage in sexual activity.

Binding

The process of tightly wrapping one’s chest in order to minimize the appearance of having breasts. This is achieved through use of constrictive materials such

Bottom

– A slang term for genitals and buttocks. Also used to refer to the receptive partner in anal sex.