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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Sexuality without politics

I've spent weeks researching, writing, and rewriting.

Along the way I have effectively de-politicized sexuality.

You'd better believe I'm using it more than once.

Here is the current version of sexuality from the lexicon.

sexuality

We humans have made this very complicated, especially in Western Civilizations.

Somatic sexuality is the genitalia and other secondary sexual characteristics that your body manifests. This is the least important part of a person's sexuality and the hardest to change.

At present, there is no easy or reversible way to change or adapt somatic sexuality. Such attempts may create deeper problems, especially before sexual maturity.

Rapid-onset gender dysphoria describes a phenomenon where the development of gender dysphoria is observed to begin suddenly during or after puberty in an adolescent or young adult who would not have met criteria for gender dysphoria in childhood. ROGD appears to represent an entity that is distinct in etiology from the gender dysphoria observed in individuals who have previously been described as transgender. It is plausible that ROGD represents an ego-syntonic maladaptive coping mechanism for some AYAs and that peer group and online influences may contribute to its development. It is unknown whether the gender dysphoria of rapid-onset gender dysphoria is temporary or likely to be long-term. The elevated number of friends per friendship group who became transgender-identified, the pattern of cluster outbreaks of transgender-identification in these friendship groups, the substantial percentage of friendship groups where the majority of the members became transgender-identified, and the peer group dynamics observed all serve to support the plausibility of social and peer contagion for ROGD. The worsening of mental well-being and parent-child relationships and behaviors that isolate teens from their parents, families, non-transgender friends and mainstream sources of information are particularly concerning. More research is needed to better understand rapid-onset gender dysphoria, its implications, and scope.
Although it is not trendy to say, surgical and hormonal modification with our current technology will bring additional problems and probably won't solve the targeted problems.

It's hard to see somatic sex modification for pre-teens and teenagers as anything other than child abuse.
Sexual orientation defines which somatic sex attracts you. Like most social definitions, it's human created and not absolutely unchanging. Depending on circumstances and the people around you, it is natural for one's sexual orientation to shift. It's also natural for sexual orientation to stay stable throughout a lifetime.

Remember that orientation is a label and that your orientation doesn't govern anyone else. Sex is about choice and consent.

The third major aspect of sexuality is the gender role. This is the persona that one presents to the world. Some cultures have very strict limits on the gender role, especially if it differs from somatic sexuality.

Traditionally some cultures have used unusual gender roles to mark religious or magickal practices.
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