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Gender—it’s something that everyone thinks they have a handle on, but really, they don’t. Gender is not binary, black and white, or one or the other. It’s infinite shades of all the colours of the rainbow spectrum. As humans, we’re inclined to put people in a box, give them a label and cal...
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It’s not uncommon for couples to explore the idea of introducing other lovers and partners to their relationship. For some, it never gets past an “idea in the privacy of my personal fantasy” stage; some couples share the fantasy fodder but never pursue it in practice. And a great many people c...
If you’re looking for the ‘science’ behind relationships and emotions, the first person you should google is Helen Fisher. She’s done amazing research into the biology of love and attraction. After extensive studies, Fisher believes humans evolved three core brain systems for mating and rep...
The inclusive acronym for sexual identity is continuously evolving. Here is a comprehensive* list of LGBTQIA+ Term Definitions: *This list is neither comprehensive nor inviolable, but it is a work in progress toward those goals. With identity terms, trust the person who is using the term and their d...
Written by a Partner; With transgender people and issues coming into light, it is natural to wonder how to best be gender inclusive. Transgender is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity or expression does not correlate with their assigned sex. Transgender people include trans men, tran...
For some, the subculture of BDSM is a mystery wrapped in an enigma that has people intrigued, confused or even repulsed. Mainstream media can be thanked for some of the feelings about the world of BDSM due to the misrepresentations of the culture that is prevalent in books and movies such as 50 Shad...
Sexology International, like all of our work, is for people of all sexual preferences and all forms of gender expression, including people whose identity is something other than male or female. As such, we like to use gender-neutral pronouns. More recently accepted alternatives include words like “ze” and “hir” or the universal pronoun “they.” Throughout our work, we will be doing our best to use alternative pronouns, such as “they,” whenever gender or plurality is unimportant. In doing so we hope it helps everyone to feel included in the discussion and that it inspires you to think outside of traditional sex and gender binaries.