scientia sexualis shapes truth through knowledge and power (Foucault, 1978, 57-58).
Foucault states that our civilization is based on this scientia sexualis production of discourse that incorporates confession into the rules of science (Foucault, 1978, 67). This truth of sex operates as it articulates the language of power and transforms sex into discourse, causing the rituals of confession to function within the norms of science, constituted within scientific terminology.
Foucault describes two different procedures in producing the truth of sex, one being ars erotica or erotic art, which draws truth from pleasure itself, and then scientia sexualis that shapes the truth through knowledge and power (Foucault 1978, 57-58).
See scientia sexualis.
another word for invert or homosexual (Bronski, 98)
The fact, or state, of being something.
In the context of sexuality, it is the identification within the spectrum of sexuality to a specific sexuality- with that coming not just the objective facets of said sexuality (romantic and/or sexual attraction, or lack thereof) but also the cultural components of it, and how it ties in with the larger sexual and social system(s) of the world.
used to describe a person who is attraction to others is not limited by sex or gender categories. The use of the identity category pansexual originated in the 1990’s.
“This word ‘pansexual’ was originally coined by Sigmund Freud within his theories on psychoanalysis in the early-to-mid 1900s, but was instead defined as how sexual energy and desire is the basis for all human interaction in life. However the modern usage of ‘pansexual’ has very little to do with Freud’s definition or his psycho-sexuality theories,” (Jakubowski).
used to describe a homosexual person, specifically used for a man who sexually desires other men.
The attraction of one individual to that of another of the opposite sexual and gender identity.