Sexual Orientation is an umbrella term that is used to refer to patterns of attraction—sexual, romantic, or both. Under this umbrella, individuals may assort themselves into categories such as homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, pansexual, and asexual.
You’ll find an excellent overview of terms at: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/sexual-orientation-gender/sexual-orientation
You’ll note from the definitions the use of qualifiers such as “may,” and “often.” This pattern should serve as a clue that sexual orientation is COMPLICATED, and our understanding of the diversity of presentations is quickly changing.
Test yourself. Match each term with its correct definition.