Everyone is a sexual being whether they are sexually active or not. Sexuality is an expression of who you are as a human being. You experience and express your sexuality through your thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, activities, roles and relationships.
Your sexuality is a combination of your:
Three sexual orientations are commonly recognised, heterosexual, gay/lesbian and bi-sexual.
Sexual orientation is different from sexual behaviour. Sexual behaviour is how people behave in a sexual situation, individuals may or may not display their sexual orientation in their sexual behaviour. Being heterosexual, lesbian, gay or bi-sexual is not a preference and is not chosen. It is integral to a persons life and their identity rather than being a lifestyle.
Your sexual orientation reflects a range of factors that determine who you are sexually attracted to and who you fall in love with.