PM5350: What is Sex?

What is “sex”? Sex is a SIGN of the union of souls, it is a union of bodies in the herenow which is a SIGN and a FORETELLING of the union of souls to come.

Sex represents a division of the body into parts – the privileged and unprivileged. The privileged parts become prohibited in general (to most people), but permissible in particular (to the few). By refusal joined with permission, some parts are privileged over others. This reflects the union of souls – we do not merge all together at once, but few by few, which through many subsequent such unions becomes all.

Humans are different:

  • Female and male
  • Autogynephilic and autoandrophilic
  • Gynephilic, androphilic and biphilic
  • Cisgendered and transgendered
  • Homosexual, heterosexual and bisexual

Autogynephilic – desiring to be female (whether or not one actually is female)

Autoandrophilic – desiring to be male (whether or not one actually is male)

Gynephilic – desiring the female in others

Androphilic – desiring the male in others

Biphilic – desiring neither the female nor male in others (negative biphilia), or both equally (positive biphilia)

Autogynephilia and gynephilia go together – desiring the female in the self vs. desiring the female in others (desiring to BE the female vs desiring to HAVE the female)

Autoandrophilia and androphilia go together – desiring the male in the self vs. desiring the male in others (desiring to BE the male vs desiring to HAVE the male)

“Cisgendered” persons are persons who desire to be what they are, whether that be the female or the male. “Transgendered” persons are persons who desire to be that which they are not, be that the female or the male. The cisgendered desires to be what they are, the homosexual desires to have what they are – the transgendered desires to be what they are not, the heterosexual desires to have what they are not. This is the storing of being and having, of their unities and disunities.

“Homosexual” persons are persons for whom these two desires are in unison. They are symmetrical, and have innate peace in their souls. They may know torment, but their torment is exterior, having its origin outside themselves – whereas the torment of the heterosexual is interior in origin, essential, fundamental, even in the absence of external pressures it continues.

“Heterosexual” persons are persons for whom these two desires are in conflict, in tension. Being asymmetrical in their desires, they have not innate peace in their souls. Whatever exterior torment they may know, they are tormented also by a torment which is interior.

Let us be careful to distinguish the actively and passively cisgendered. The actively cisgendered actively desire to be the gender which they are, and if tomorrow they found themselves in the other gender, they would thus become transgendered, in seeking to return to their original gender. By contrast, the passively cisgendered do not truly care what gender they are; they are what they are; if tomorrow they became something else, then all else being equal, they would not care in the slightest. The actively cisgendered are only provisionally and contingently cisgendered, since their cisgenderedness depends on their continuation in their current gender, in the absence thereof they are transgendered. The passively cisgendered are in a sense permanently such, for no change in gender could cause them to cease to be passively cisgendered. We might say, in conclusion, that only the actively cisgendered are truly cisgendered, and the passively cisgendered are truly neither cisgendered and transgendered. But following this line of thought, we must conclude that autogynephilic and autoandrophilic represent better terms.


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Zachary Martin,
Apr 1, 2012, 2:22 AM
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