Intersex Misconceptions

“Intersex people are the people that have a functional vagina and penis, right?”

No, intersex people are those who have genitalia, chromosomes, sex organs, and/or hormones that don’t fit into the range in what we define as a male or female. An intersex person could display “female secondary sex characteristics” but have an XY chromosome or produces more testosterone than estrogen.

 

“Intersex people can have sex with themselves.”

First, even if all intersex people had both genitalia, it would be physically impossible for them to have sex with themselves still. Second, many intersex people are intersex because of chromosomes, ambiguous (single) genitalia, sex organs, and/or hormones. While they are some who have both genitalia, that is not all intersex people. This is a stereotype/myth on two counts.

 

 

 

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This is what the club calls a Living Database which should adapt to the changing needs of our time. In previous decades, certain sexual/romantic orientation, intersex and gender identities didn’t exist because of the lack of talk and representation. The club website will do it’s best to pick up on all the new terms and concepts that are coming out, it is run mostly by 1 person so if something new has come up. It would be AMAZING and much appreciated if you could comment below in whatever language you find preferable (English would be best for the quickest response though). We would most appreciate criticisms, resources, additional information that we missed or any topic that you believe this website should address which it hasn’t. Art, movies, comic books and representation are also considered resources. In addition, if you have questions about the content, feel free to ask questions whether it is through email (check out Contact Us, Doe Mori is the best contact) or commenting below.
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