We define Sexual Identity as the set of characteristics related to sexuality that is part, along with other identities, of a person’s identity. In this way, a person can identify as North American, Hawaiian, Transgender, Buddhist, Democrat, and Lakers follower.
For sure, you can find this concept as a synonym for Gender Identity, and this is more frequent the further back you go in time. However, Gender Identity is only one of the five components of Sexual Identity, so its use is not interchangeable. The rest of the components are Biological Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Expression, and Sexual Behavior.
Read also: La Identidad Sexual (Post of our blog. Spanish).Field: Sexuality