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Some have argued that homosexual places emphasis on sexuality over humanity, and is to be avoided when describing a person.
Terminology of homosexuality
Author and gay pioneer Quentin Crisp said that the term should be "homosexualist", adding that no one says "I am a sexual. Freud uses the term in "Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality" to refer to male homosexuality. Biology Birth order Demographics Environment Heterosexual—homosexual continuum Homosexuality and psychology Kinsey scale Klein Grid Neuroscience Prenatal hormones Sexual inversion Sexual orientation change efforts Conversion therapy Sexual orientation identity Timeline of sexual orientation and medicine. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Among some sectors of gay sub-culture, same-sex sexual behavior is sometimes viewed as solely for physical pleasure instead of romantic. Fricatricea synonym for tribade that also refers to rubbing but has a Latin rather than a Greek root, appeared in English as early as in Ben Jonson 's Volpone.
Rights and legal issues. Not all terms have been used to describe same-sex sexuality are synonyms for the modern term homosexuality. Freud uses the term in "Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality" to refer to male homosexuality. The tribade was the most common vulgar lesbian in European texts for many centuries. Although this term refers to a specific sex act between women today, in the past it was commonly used to describe female-female sexual love in general, and women who had sex with women were called Tribads or Tribades.