This is perhaps the first question an individual questioning or perturbed by their sexual orientation might ask. The question or frustration may begin as a noticeable lack of interest in the opposite gender along with either a subtle or an overt interest in member(s) of the same gender.
ual is simply persistent or recurring sex
ual, affectional and/or romantic attraction on a long-term basis for member(s) of the same gender
as oneself. Physical, sex
ual acts may or may not accompany that attraction. You can be celibate and still know your sexual orientation
-–be it lesbian, gay or bisex
But physical/sexual acts between members of the same gender do not make the involved individuals necessarily homosexual, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, etc.