biological categories based on reproductive differences with sperm producers being ‘male’ and egg producers being ‘female’.
It is also possible for a person to be born with a combination of reproductive traits of both male and female, see intersex. (Stryker, 8)
a term for people with mixed characteristics of male and female morphology.
sexology is the scientific study study of human sexual desire that provides language for conceptualizing sexuality, desire, pleasure, and sexual relationships (Bronski, 95).
Sexuality is a historical and theoretical identity category, expressed similarly and differently, throughout sexual systems within particular moments of time.
Sexuality is not a natural fact, rather a cultural and historical production that is imposed onto the body according to ideological discourse (Halperin, 416).
Sexuality is “what we find erotic and how we take pleasure in our bodies” (Stryker, 16).
Sexuality is an endless intersecting “constellation of factors” that culturally inform people their understanding about sexual intimacy, desires, and activity. Bronski uses the terminology of sexuality to connect the past with the present, in order to comprehend the relationship between both (Bronski, xviii).