Do You Know These 6 Elements That Your Sexuality is Made Of? (Video)

Hank Green explains the differences between sex, gender, romance, orientation and more.

“A biological female can be a man who only has sex with women despite the fact that he is attracted to both men and women and kind of feels more comfortable in feminine gender roles.”

Say what?

Human sexuality is complicated. And now that we are in an era where people are coming out of the closet and embracing the beautiful tapestry and diversity that is human sexuality, it might seem like it’s getting even more complicated.

As Hank points out in the video, the gender you are born as is different than the gender you might identify with, and those are separate from who you will or will not sleep with and why—and even that’s different than who you might fall in love with.

So, take a few minutes and find out about these differentiators so you can be better equipped to talk about human sexuality with the people in your life.

It’s an important conversation and this is video is well worth your 3:49.

Photo credit: YouTube, “Human Sexuality is Complicated…”

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  1. Except for reproductive capacity (it’s likely to come up in LTRs, and possibly with your doctor, otherwise it’s private), your genital organs, gonads, or their capacity to produce are irrelevant.

    They are not “sex”, they are “reproductive capability and manner”.

    Gender identity is sex identity. The sex which you know yourself to be.

    In your example:

    ““A biological female can be a man who only has sex with women despite the fact that he is attracted to both men and women and kind of feels more comfortable in feminine gender roles.””

    This would be “A biological male/man (who probably has or has at some point had ovaries, not that it’s relevant to most peope) who only has sex with women despite the fact that he is attracted to both men and women and kind of feels more comfortable in feminine gender roles.”

    Similarly, I’m a trans woman, which makes me female. Because my brain is who I am. I’m not my crotch. My crotch could die in a fire, I’d still be female. Regardless of my possessing testis or not, it doesn’t matter unless I want a biological kid. In the future it won’t even matter if we develop cloning.

    This whole “you’re X sex but Y gender” only serves to legitimize transphobic people’s labeling of us as illegitimate not-our-real-sex people. For example, if you say I’m biologically male and a woman – 99% of people will take it to mean that I’m *really a man*. Better to use my terminology.

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