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Facts of Life ~ Sexual Education ~ Identities & orientations


Sexuality types in a rainbow heartOur sexual orientation reflects our identity and the needs resulting.

While having a body in sync with the typical genders is easier in a narrow minded society, nature is more complex than our stereotypical concepts.

Read more about sexual orientations at wiki.


Heterosexual: Different genders. Man and woman.

Homosexual: Same genders. Two men or two women.

Bisexual: Either gender being attracted to both.

Asexual: Either gender being sexually attracted to none, but some feel affection for one sex or both.

Pansexual: or omnisexuality, is sexual attraction, sexual desire, romantic love, or emotional attraction toward people of all gender identities and biological sexes. Self-identified pansexuals may consider pansexuality a sexual orientation, and refer to themselves as gender-blind, asserting that gender and sex are insignificant or irrelevant in determining whether they will be sexually attracted to others.

And probably more:

Polysexuality: is the attraction to multiple genders and/or sexes. (...) characterized by many different kinds of sexuality. (...) used by people who identify outside the binarist gender spectrum, considering bisexuality as a hybrid combination between heterosexuality and homosexuality. Polysexuality is distinct from polyamory, the desire to be intimately involved with more than one person at once, or pansexuality, which is attraction to all genders and sexes. Polysexuality encompases many, but not necessarily all, sexualities. People who refer to themselves as polysexual may be attracted to transgender, third gender, two-spirit, genderqueer, plus people who are intersex. However, polysexuality does not have to be the exclusive attraction towards non-binary genders/sexes, though it can be. People who identify as polysexual may still be attracted to one or both binary genders/sexes.

Transgender: the state of one's gender identity (self-identification as woman, man, neither or both) not matching one's assigned sex (biology); regardless of the orientation.
  • Transsexual people may undergo gender transition, the process of aligning one's gender expression or presentation with their internal gender identity.
  • Transvestite or cross-dresser wear clothes of the opposite sex.
  • Genderqueer is a recent attempt to signify gender experiences that do not fit into binary concepts, and refers to a combination of gender identities and sexual orientations. (About the identity and not necessarily the orientation)
  • Androgyne is a person who does not fit cleanly into the typical gender roles of their society. It does not imply any specific form of sexual orientation. They may identify as beyond gender, between genders, moving across genders, entirely genderless, or any or all of these, exhibiting a variety of male, female, and other characteristics. Sometimes used as a medical synonym for an intersex individual. (Having the biology of both)
  • Bigender move between two distinct personalities fluidly depending on context consciously or unconsciously. Unlike an androgynous person who retains the same characteristics.
  • Drag kings and queens: Drag is a term applied to clothing and make-up worn on special occasions for performing or entertaining. This is in contrast to those who are transgender or who cross-dress for other reasons. Drag performance also includes overall presentation and behavior in addition to clothing and makeup. Drag can be theatrical, comedic, or grotesque.
Third gender: and third sex describe individuals who are categorized (by their will or by social consensus) as neither man nor woman. The term "third" is usually understood to mean "other"; some anthropologists and sociologists have described fourth, fifth, and even some genders.

Two-spirit: commonly known as berdaches, Indigenous North Americans who fulfill one of many mixed gender roles found traditionally among many Native Americans and Canadian First Nations communities. Third gender roles historically embodied by Two-Spirit people include performing work and wearing clothing associated with both men and women.

Genderqueer: is a catch-all category for gender identities other than man and woman, thus outside of the gender binary and cisnormativity (where an individual's self-perception of their gender matches the sex they were assigned at birth).

Intersex: is a variation in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, and/or genitals that do not allow an individual to be distinctly identified as male or female. Such variation may involve genital ambiguity, and combinations of chromosomal genotype and sexual phenotype other than XY-male and XX-female.


The biology and the mind that comes from its brain is way more complex than pink or blue.

There are so many shades in between. We should open our mind instead to butcher people so they'd fit into our narrow ideas of the beautiful diversity of nature.


Health risks are the same for everyone.

Except maybe asexuals~ If they stay abstinent, because they can choose a relationship with a sexual partner and make compromises.

Anal is probably the biggest risk, since it's to get rid of dead decaying matter, but homosexual men aren't necessarily more at risk; because they can and do choose to remain virgins, even in a relationship. While heterosexuals can do anal to explore, it's said that the male G spot is there~

So it depends on what you do, how healthy is the one you do it with, and how safe you're being.

More about homosexuality in my article: Gays are gay.

Enjoy~


Next: Protect your sex




Symbols from: I just found out my child is homosexual
Rainbow heart from: fanpop


Lisa Of Shades
1 September 2013
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