What are different sexual identities I should be aware of as a teen?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Heterosexuality means being attracted to the opposite sex. Homosexuality means having a same-sex preference, and occurs biologically in at least one out of ten people. Bisexuality means feeling attracted to either gender, and may occur in as many as one-third of young adults as a phase, if not forever. Being asexual means you are not attracted to anyone and have a relatively low sex drive. This can come with overstress, some phases of chronic disease, and with certain medicines, and usually is not a permanent state.
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