While the respect due to all people should never be compromised, academic freedom should be restricted only with the greatest caution, if ever, write 12 leading scholars. How should the discipline of philosophy respond to current discussions of sex and gender identity? Recent conversations among academic philosophers have given traction to proposals to censure or silence colleagues who advocate certain positions in these discussions, such as skepticism about the concept of gender identity or opposition to replacing biological sex with gender identity in institutional policy making.
One's innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or neither — how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves. One's gender identity can be the same or different from their sex assigned at birth. External appearance of one's gender identity, usually expressed through behavior, clothing, haircut or voice, and which may or may not conform to socially defined behaviors and characteristics typically associated with being either masculine or feminine.
NCBI Bookshelf. Basic genetic and physiological differences, in combination with environmental factors, result in behavioral and cognitive differences between males and females. Sex differences in the brain, sex-typed behavior and gender identity, and sex differences in cognitive ability should be studied at all points in the life span.
Men and women traveling in an area with risk of Zika should consider using condoms every time they have sex or not have sex while traveling. The couple should consider using condoms or not having sex for at least 3 months. The couple should consider using condoms or not having sex for at least 2 months.
How do genes influence our sexuality? The question has long been fraught with controversy. An ambitious new study — the largest ever to analyze the genetics of same-sex sexual behavior — found that genetics does play a role, responsible for perhaps a third of the influence on whether someone has same-sex sex.
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Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession. New cases of HIV are at an all-time low. Most women can—at last—get birth control for free, and the morning-after pill without a prescription.
Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to others, or low or absent interest in or desire for sexual activity. Asexuality is distinct from abstention from sexual activity and from celibacy  which are behavioral and generally motivated by factors such as an individual's personal or religious beliefs. Acceptance of asexuality as a sexual orientation and field of scientific research is still relatively new,    as a growing body of research from both sociological and psychological perspectives has begun to develop. Various asexual communities have started to form since the advent of the World Wide Web and social media.