Learn About Sexuality

Biological aspects of sexuality

Sexuality is about reproduction (including raising children to maturity), our sex and gender; responsiveness, orientation and personality; and about appreciating the sexual anatomy & development of both genders.

The male sex organ and reproductive anatomy

There is a specific chromosome that determines our sex. A man has an XY chromosome and a woman has an XX chromosome. There are other combinations (involving three chromosomes) but the Y chromosome is associated with being male. A boy inherits a Y chromosome from his father. So it is men who determine the sex…

Responsiveness varies between individuals

We are all capable of achieving the basics in any field, whether academic, sport or music, for example. But some people excel in these areas because they are gifted. Such people may be admired for their talents but they are an anomaly. Their ability makes them unusual. But they are not abnormal. For them this…

Diversity: our sex, our personality and our gender

Sexuality encompasses our sex, our personality and our gender. Our sex is defined by the reproductive anatomy we are born with. Gender is a more fluid concept and is relative to the customs of the society around us. Our sexuality is also determined by our personality. Some people are promiscuous and see sex as a…

Human sexual anatomy and development

Sexuality is about appreciating the human body and sexual anatomy. We need to understand the function of the male and female genitalia as well as the changes that occur throughout our lives. We can also benefit from knowing what stimulation may be pleasurable or lead to orgasm. The reason we have genitals is because our…

Sexual responsiveness & orientation

Sexuality is about responsiveness and orientation, which are both determined before we are born. Our responsiveness is innate, sporadic and beyond our conscious control. Our orientation is defined by who we are attracted to: for example, the same sex or the opposite sex. Sexual responsiveness is the capacity to respond to eroticism to the point…

Human reproduction is more than intercourse

Sexuality is about reproduction. Human reproduction involves much more than just the act of intercourse. A woman has to carry the baby in her body until it is mature enough to be born. This period of gestation is called pregnancy. Parents need to provide a home and have a relationship that is compatible with raising…

Research into human sexuality

Sexual ignorance is comprehensive and universal. Misconceptions arise especially where aspects of sex are personal and taboo. Sex is a subject on which essentially every adult has their own opinion, however uninformed. It is also a subject that is widely acknowledged to be political and sensationalised. Sex research is not taken seriously because every adult…