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[Understanding the Self / 1 [Sexuality] Module 9 The Sexual Self At the end of this module, you are expected to: 1. Differentiate Sex, Gender and Sexuality 2. Identify Different Perspectives on Femininity and Masculinity 3. Identify types of Human Relations 4. Identify the male and female reproduction organs 5. Discuss the triangular Theory of Love The Sociological perspective of Gender SEX vs GENDER vs SEXUALITY Sex -refers to the biological distinction set by society by assigning humans as “male” or “female” in terms of genitals, chromosomes or physical or hormonal attributes. Misconceptions about Sex a. It is a given before the baby is born b. Sex is determined by anatomy c. it is defined by reproductive purposes d. It is absolute e. it would be “unnatural” to veer away from pre-determined, anatomy and reproductive functions. Gender -refers is not strictly dependent on biological attributes but is also factors in how a person perceives his/her identify. The concept of gender preference arose because it takes into account norms, activities, roles or attitudes that account for an individual’s perception
about his/her gender Alignment of sex and gender is not always the case. While in most cases people are Course Module [Understanding the Self / 2 [Sexuality] “Cis-gender”, these are people whose biological body is aligned with the gender identity, we can also have the idea cases of people being “transgender”, where the biological attributes of a person do not match his/her perception or view of his/her gender, we also have “gender queer”, who are individuals, these people are “gender fluid” because they do not identify with a particular gender or sexual assignment. Sexuality  Refers to experiences, attraction, practices and identity that describes sexual attraction. Sexuality can be o Heterosexual o Lesbian o Gay o Bisexual o Queer etc… [Understanding the Self / 3 [Sexuality] Sex, Gender and Sexuality – Sociology Definitions. By OtherSociology.com
) Adapted from Sex, Gender and Sexuality – Sex, Gender and Sexuality – Sociology Definitions. By OtherSociology.comhttps://othersociologist.com/sociology-of-gender/) Different Cultural Perspectives on Feminine and Masculine 1. Europeans th > During the 1th and 17 Century, men in Europe would wear high heels to signify their wealth. Albeit being difficult to walk on, it actually signifies power and being masculine. 2. Nigeria > The Wodaabe tribe will have men wear make-up, jewelry and have beautiful attires to dance in front of women during a special ritual to attract a partner. Course Module [Understanding the Self / 4 [Sexuality] 3. Native Americans > The Navajo Nation of Arizona believe in the “two-spirit”. It is a belief that there are certain individuals born with two genders who both display a feminine and masculine side.

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