A same-sex relationship is a romantic or sexual relationship between people of the same sex. The term same-sex relationship is not strictly related to the sexual orientation of the participants. As people of any orientation may participate in same-sex relationships particularly depending on the legal, social and scientific definition of sex , some activists argue that referring to a same-sex relationship as a "gay relationship" or a "lesbian relationship" is a form of bisexual erasure. Terms such as gay or bisexual have often been applied to them; some, such as Michel Foucault , regard this as risking the anachronistic introduction of a contemporary construction of sexuality foreign to their times,  though others challenge this. Some contemporary studies have found that same-sex relationships can be broadly grouped into at least three categories, though there is no consensus regarding the categories, nor empirical metric which has, or could potentially be applied to strongly validate their existence:   .
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