We are caught up in a paradox, one which might be called the paradox of conceptualization . The proper concepts are needed to formulate a good theory, but we need a good theory to arrive at the proper concepts.
Although sexual theorists might like simple, parsimonious, conceptualization of sexual orientation and sexual identity or unidirectional theories of sexual behaviour. Recent studies of various groups in the United States show that simple conceptualizations of sexual orientation and sexual identity development do not accurately reflect the rich variation in behaviour or self-classification.
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