The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.
The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband.
The abstract noun "heterosexuality" is first recorded in 1900.
It continues to influence the development of the modern concept of sexual orientation, and can be used to describe individuals' sexual orientation, sexual history, or self-identification.
Some reject the term heterosexual, as they feel that the word only refers to one's sexual behavior and does not refer to non-sexual romantic feelings.
These religions tend to view all sexual relations as sinful, and promote celibacy.
Other religions view heterosexual relationships as being inferior to celibacy.
An October 2012 Gallup poll provided unprecedented demographic information about those who identify as heterosexual, arriving at the conclusion that 96.6%, with a margin of error of ±1%, of all U. 4% of the total sample, and 6% of young adults, picked a score of six, meaning a totally homosexual identity.
In another Yougov survey of 1,000 adults of the United States, 89% of the sample identified as heterosexual, 4% as homosexual (among 2% as homosexual male and 2% as homosexual female) and 4% as bisexual (of either sex).Some religions require celibacy for certain roles, such as Catholic priests; however, the Catholic Church also views heterosexual marriage as sacred and necessary.The demographics of sexual orientation are difficult to establish due to a lack of reliable data.The adjective heterosexual is used for intimate relationships or sexual relations between male and female.The current use of the term heterosexual has its roots in the broader 19th century tradition of personality taxonomy.However, the history of human sexuality shows that attitudes and behavior have varied across societies.