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Gender, Sex and Sexuality
A discussion of the difference between gender, sex and sexuality.
# 138417 | 1,500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Sociology (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)


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The paper looks at the distinctions between gender, sex and sexuality. The paper elaborates on these differences and notes one caveat that should be borne in mind when assessing the definitional inputs the WHO provides. From there, the paper briefly outlines a definition of human sexuality as furnished by the National Ovarian Cancer Association of Canada. In the end, the paper shows how the best way to differentiate between the three is to say that gender refers to how society crafts us; sex refers to how nature crafts us; and sexuality mostly refers to the instinctive impulses we each have as sexual beings.

From the Paper:

"The following paper will look at the difference between the terms, `gender,' `sex,' and `sexuality'. As will become evident, gender means something that is socially constructed - society tells us how to act and look, in other words - while sex refers to the biological and hormonal differences that make men `men' and women `women'. For its part, sexuality is more about how we `feel' when it comes to expressing our love of others in physically intimate ways; in that sense, human sexuality seems to exist on a more purely emotional plane than do gender and sex. In any case, the following several pages will look at the distinctions to be drawn between..."

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"Gender, Sex and Sexuality" 01 December 2008. Web. 28 February. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/gender-sex-and-sexuality-138417/>

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