These two are usually mixed up with each other. Sex is whatever is or isn't dangling from your crotch. It's the biological aspect. But that third option in sex is when you were originally male or female and underwent a sex change, thus becoming a hermaphrodite. Gender however, is how you fit in society's gender roles. But, what is important is how the person identifies his/herself. The person might be born a woman but mentally and psychologically, he identifies himself as a man. Such as the way they dress and their sexuality. This is where you use the term, transgender.
Alright, your sexuality can not depend on your gender. You may be born as a masculine female and still like guys or the other way around
- Heterosexuality - straight
- Homosexuality - gay or lesbian. You must not confuse this with transgender. In Philippine society, many people perceive a gay person to dress up in dresses and wear make-up and flirt around with men a lot. In actuality, anyone you see on the street could be gay or lesbian. It is merely being attracted to the same sex. Nothing more.
- Bisexuality - straight and homosexual. Not half. Both. Bi means two. Bisexuals are not confused and just love people in general.
- Pansexuality - loves everyone. They love everyone and it doesn't matter whether it's a penis or a vagina or a girl or a boy or whatever. Please don't make fun of them like saying they're attracted to kitchen utensils or trees.
- Asexuality - not attracted to anyone. That's it. Please don't press on about it they just don't and it is normal.
I don't need to discuss the problems of heterosexuality in society because there are none. For the other people with other genders that have existed since the dawn of time, I want to tell you...
... it's normal. Mankind is slowly coming to an understanding that there is nothing wrong with the LGBTQA community. The cause of your homo-bi-pan-asexuality may be from the way your parents brought you up or the environment you grew up in. However, even Wikipedia agrees that no certain factor can cause non-heterosexuality.
I want to say that I am part of this community. Personally, I have never felt any regret, guilt or disgust in my sexual orientation. And I intend to keep it that way. And you should too.
- Anna Cayco
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