Sexuality is about much more than just sex. It includes:

  • your body, including your sexual and reproductive anatomy and body image — how you feel about your body
  • your biological sex — male, female, or intersex 
  • your gender — being a girl, boy, woman or man
  • your gender identity — feelings about and how you express your gender
  • your sexual orientation — who you're sexually and/or romantically attracted to
  • your desires, thoughts, fantasies, and sexual preferences
  • your values, attitudes, and ideals about life, love, and sexual relationships
  • your sexual behaviors — including masturbation

It's normal to have questions about sex and sexuality. And the good news is the more you know about it, the better you'll be able to take charge of your sexual health.


Check out our blog about understanding a sexuality different from your own and whether people are born gay.