The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to human sexuality:

Human sexuality is the capacity to have erotic experiences and responses.[1] Human sexuality can also refer to the way one person is sexually attracted to another person of the opposite sex (heterosexuality), the same sex (homosexuality), or having both tendencies (bisexuality). The lack of sexual attraction is referred to as asexuality.[2] Human sexuality impacts cultural, political, legal and philosophical aspects of life, as well as being widely connected to issues of morality, ethics, theology, spirituality, or religion. It is not, however, directly tied to gender.[citation needed]

History of human sexuality

History of human sexuality

Types of human sexuality

Sexual orientation

Sexual orientation

Other sex-related identities

Types of sexual activity

Human sexual activity

Physiological events


Sexology (science of sex)

Sex education

Main articles: Sex education and Timeline of sexual orientation and medicine

Philosophy of sex

Main articles: Philosophy of sex and Sexual ethics


Legal aspects

Sex and the law

Sexual assault

Sexual assault

Religious aspects


Religion and sexuality

Sexual orientation

Main articles: LGBT and religion topics, Homosexuality and religion, and Transgenderism and religion

Psychological aspects

Economic aspects

Sex industry

Human sexuality organizations


Encyclopedias about sex


See also


  1. ^ "human sexuality". Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  2. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara's SexInfo
  3. ^ Bullough, V. L. (1989). The society for the scientific study of sex: A brief history. Mt. Vernon, IA: The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
  4. ^ Haeberle, E. J. (1983). The birth of sexology: A brief history in documents. World Association for Sexology.