Aren’t you some kind of special.

Since the emergence of Homo sapiens, diversity of gender has existed. While the vast majority occupy the middle of the sphere, every point is represented.

Most who don’t understand this fact have a poor understanding of gender and sexuality. They tend to use the terms interchangeably. They are two very different aspects of a living organism.

Sexuality is, generally, who you are attracted to. Who floats your boat. Where your kicks come from. If you are attracted to the opposite sex, we say you are heterosexual. It’s right there in the name.

Gender is both what you have, and who you identify as. Your body can present male. Your mind presents something else. Most of us know we have a “pair” of chromosomes to “determine the sex” of the person. But there’s much more to it than that. Regardless of chromosomes, our development always starts as female. Every one of us starts as female.

During gestation, our developing body produces different hormones to cause varying developments. If yours doesn’t produce the right amount at the right time, things don’t go as planned.

There are many combinations of that pair of chromosomes besides XX, and XY.

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