Sexual Practices

MSM (men having sex with men) or WSW (women having sex with women) – may have sex with others of the same sex for a variety of reasons, other than an expression of their sexual orientation. Some people may regularly have sex with others of the same sex, without seeing themselves as lesbian or gay (whether due to cultural, religious or personal reasons). Others may temporarily do so due to circumstances, such as being confined to a facility (i.e. a prison) or a period of separation from the opposite sex (i.e. during military training or operations).

So what do SEX, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION and SEXUAL PRACTICES have to do with each other? If they are not the same thing, how do they relate?

In real life….

  • A biological female, with a feminine gender presentation and identifies as a lesbian woman, sometimes has sexual fantasies about having sex with a man.
  • A male to female (MTF) trans woman, with a slight masculine gender presentation, in the process of transitioning (prior to final gender reassignment surgery), identifies as a lesbian and has sexual relationships with other lesbian woman.
  • A biological female, with a masculine gender presentation, prefer to be a called FTM (female to male),   identifies as bisexual and is receptive of both vaginal and anal penetration.
  • A biological female, married (to a man) with a feminine gender presentation, identifies as heterosexual and is a practicing WSW (through threesomes with her husband present).
  • A biological male, married (to a woman) with children, with a masculine gender presentation, identifies as heterosexual, is a practicing MSM (has anal sex, giving or receiving, by visiting men only sex clubs, once a month).
  • A biological male, married (to a woman), with a slight feminine gender presentation, identifies as bisexual, but has mostly vaginal sex, has never had sex with a man (and chooses not to) but has sexual fantasies about penetrating a man.
  • A biological male, divorced, with a masculine gender presentation, identifies with being heterosexual has anal sex with, and receives oral sex from a man (he is in prison for the next 10 years).

All of the above are examples of the fluidity of sexual identity. In conclusion on this “heavy” topic, the following summary:

People may or may not express their sexual orientation in their behaviors, sexually or otherwise.

YOU CAN NEVER ASSUME ANOTHER PERSON’S SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

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