Tag Archive for 'Sexual Orientation'

Polysexuality and Cultural Acceptability

The current US population is 313,914,040 people, 313 million people. If you put all those polysexual people in one state it would be the 5th most populated state in the US. That those 5% of the US population, those 1 in 20 people feel ashamed at their desires and feel like they’ll be rejected by society at large. There are more polysexuals than gay people.

Sexuality and Privacy

by Jason Stotts I think that some of the ideas that people hold about sex are quite interesting.  Some people think that monogamy is natural (it isn’t, although it still might be an optimal form of relationship for some people).  Some people think that the purpose of sex is reproduction (that’s only one possible end […]

Aporia: Sexual Orientation

by Jason Stotts Aporia (Ancient Greek: ἀπορɛία: impasse; lack of resources; puzzlement; doubt; confusion) In philosophy, a philosophical puzzle or state of puzzlement;  In rhetoric, a rhetorically useful expression of doubt. Sexual orientation is a confusing subject.  So confusing that some people have taken to the idea that your sexual orientation is whatever you want it to be, that whatever you self-identify as […]

Aporia: Sexual Identity

by Jason Stotts What is sexual identity?  Is it simply being gay or straight?  Is it all possible facts about our sexuality?  Is it how we structure our relationships and love as well?  Does my sexual identity include facts about whether I’m monogamous or practice polyamory?  Should it include whether a person has sexual integrity?  […]

Formspring Question: Changing Sexual Orientation

Q: Is there any way for someone to change his or her sexual orientation (ex. gay to straight)? A: This is another very difficult question.  The answer is yes and no. First, in order to understand whether this is possible, we need to understand what a sexual orientation is.  It is, in fact, a rather […]

Kinsey and Sexual identity

by Jason Stotts For those few of you who have never heard of him, Alfred Kinsey (1894-1956) was an American sex researcher and a pioneer in the field of sex research. He is best known for his two books “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male” (1948) and “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” (1953). But, […]