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Sexual SelfDifferentiate Sex, Gender and SexualityIdentify different perspectives on femininity and masculinityIdentify types if human relationsIdentify the male and female reproduction organsDiscuss the triangular Theory of LoveThe Sociological perspective of genderSex vs Gender Vs SexualitySex – 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 sexa.It is given before the baby is bornb.Sex is determined by anatomyc.It is determined by reproductive purposesd.It is absolutee.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 perceive his/her identity. 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 on most cases people are “Cis-gender”, these are people whose biological body is aligned with the gender identity, we can also have the ideacases 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.

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