As Jasmine Guy said, “There is no sexuality that is greater or lesser than another, making every individual unique in their own preferences.”
You Are Not Alone
source: Singh et.al, 2009
source: Gupta et.al, 2004
source: NAMI, 2019
source: Journal of Psychosexual Health, 2020
Significance Of gender and sexuality
After a human being is born, the first thing that gives them an identification blueprint is the term “boy, girl or 3rd gender”. This identity is based on reproductive anatomy, genitals, and chromosomal/genetic structure. The dynamic element to the identity blueprint gifted to us at birth is the nature vs nature factor that unfolds over time.
Sexuality is unique to everyone despite the gender-based foundation pillars being distinctly clear to demark a human category. A swim into the history of the concept related to gender and sexuality is dramatic. The current understanding is dynamic as it propagates “to be who we naturally feel and connect with as a living being” rather than the traditional perspective.
Let’s understand some fundamental aspects of sexuality as it’s a tree that is evolving into new branches over time. Some of these ideation saplings blossom, whereas some are pruned due to limited understanding of the current human societal standards. Dr. Dennis Dailey, Sigmund Freud, William Masters & Virginia Johnson, Kurt Freund, Albert Ellis, etc made outstanding contributions on varied prerequisites. And added to our current understanding of sex, sexuality, and the brain/body process attached to it.
A mental health professional that caters to or specialises in communities belonging to LQBTQIA+ is an LQBTQ+ therapist or an individual experiencing concerns about their sexuality, sexual performance, sexual functioning, sexual experiences, sexuality orientation, fetishes, paraphilias, disorders, or dysfunctions is a sex therapist.
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