homosexuality: see homosexual. erotosexual pairing with a partner of the same genital morphology. Its full manifestation includes falling in love (homophilic limerence). Homosexual sexuoerotic behaviors may occur in same sex concentrations (as in prisons) from sexual frustration, or the expression of position in the hierarchy of dominance and power, for example (heterophilic homosexuality). See also heterophilia; homophilia; ambiphilia; heterosexuality; bisexuality.
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