What Does It Mean to Be Polyamorous?

There is a great deal of talk today about sex, gender, and personal identity, especially in the context of LGBTQIA+ rights and acceptance. Many people mistakenly think of these as the same thing, but they are quite different, and being able to distinguish among them is an important part of figuring out who you are as a unique individual. Untangling the confusion and myths about sex and gender is a discussion that is taking place more frequently than ever before. These critical distinctions can be summarized in the following way: Sex: This is a label that you’re assigned by a doctor at birth, also known as “assigned sex” or “biological sex.” It is often known as the binary of male or female, and it is based on the genitals and chromosomes you have at the time of your birth. This is what is recorded on your birth certificate as your sex.


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