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Old February 2nd, 2013 (9:29 AM).
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So I wanted to share something I saw shown the other day, a video. Here it is:



It's a short clip which encapsulates human sexuality, as much as that is possible, into a few short words and infographics. Since I'm a sucker for infographics I've screencapped some of them below.

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I really like the simplicity of these and how despite how simple they are they still don't marginalize anyone. I think they would be a great tool to teach people who may have trouble understanding the finer points of human sexuality.
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Old February 3rd, 2013 (8:51 PM). Edited February 4th, 2013 by Shining Raichu.
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So I wanted to share something I saw shown the other day, a video. Here it is:

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It's a short clip which encapsulates human sexuality, as much as that is possible, into a few short words and infographics. Since I'm a sucker for infographics I've screencapped some of them below.





I really like the simplicity of these and how despite how simple they are they still don't marginalize anyone. I think they would be a great tool to teach people who may have trouble understanding the finer points of human sexuality.
Thanks for sharing! That was a great video, ngl! Just like the video title suggest, human sexuality is complicated.... very complicated, and society is so easy to judge and criticize when in fact, we're all single entities who really are unique in our own ways.

His clarity was superb, and I really liked how all the graphs came together and made sense with what he was saying. In the end, it all proved the argument he was trying to make. I do hope that human sexuality teachers across the world utilize the video in their teachings, or even everyday people to teach their kids or others.

Human sexuality is a tough subject overall, and when it does't affect certain people (in the case of society being so judgmental towards those who aren't considered to be within the norm, sexuality-wise), people are very quick to base their decisions and thinking's off of what society has predisposed to them. The video has really opened my eyes further and taught me that not who we love, what we love, or who we want to be can define us as who we are. We're very complicated beings and just like the author said in the end, all that matters is that we love ourselves no matter what we choose to be.

Sorry for the double post (please merge my post if I'm not allowed to DP), but I was just recently listening to this song and wanted to share it with you all.

Have any of you guys heard this song? I'm not even into rap or anything, but this song really melts my heart and leaves me feeling so great after listening to it. I'm sure some of you have heard it before or have at least listened to it.

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Both of those videos were fantastic!

The music video was really great. I've heard that song before on the radio and it made me really uncomfortable, because rap always does. Rap doesn't really leave much room for artful wording so it's very straightforward, so when people rap about things that matter it makes me uncomfortable how bare and forceful it is, like even though I 100% agree with the message they're sending it still makes me feel like it's being shoved down my throat lol.

The video changed it though, it made the whole thing seem sweeter and I guess it gave it some... context? which was great.

Also welcome Francois! Sorry I'm so late
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Old February 5th, 2013 (12:04 PM).
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BREAKING NEWS! Most of the House of Parliament supports gay marriage by a vote of 400 to 175. GO UK!
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Old February 6th, 2013 (3:01 AM). Edited February 6th, 2013 by Shining Raichu.
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Oh snap, Australian government! Now the Mother Country thinks gay is OK. How do you feel about that big fat NO vote you did last year now?
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Old February 6th, 2013 (3:07 AM).
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Weee <3 I just find it funny how many Tories voted "no" against Cameron's wishes. I'm delighted about this bill and it's a huge step forward but there was still a somewhat sizeable resistance, it's a little off-putting seeing how many people are still against it. This was probably a bit naive but I was expecting at least an 80-85% vote in favour, so I guess things haven't come on quite as much as I thought.
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Congrats to all of the British members on here! Now the rest of the world needs to follow in the UK's footsteps.

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Weee <3 I just find it funny how many Tories voted "no" against Cameron's wishes. I'm delighted about this bill and it's a huge step forward but there was still a somewhat sizeable resistance, it's a little off-putting seeing how many people are still against it. This was probably a bit naive but I was expecting at least an 80-85% vote in favour, so I guess things haven't come on quite as much as I thought.
There will always be that division between members of any government towards the subject of gay marriage. In the UK's case, luckily, there was a majority of those who voted for the bill rather than against it (I think it's a pretty good amount). I guess that all that counts is that it was passed. ;D You're right, though, there should have been a more balanced vote, but progress is at least being made.
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*pumps fist* Hell to the yeah. For once I'm proud to be a British citizen!

Well, no, that's sort of a lie. For all our constant moanings and grumblings about the State the Country's In and the Economy and the Weather and the Whatnot, the UK's actually a pretty awesome place to live. For the most part, people are free to do what they want, how they want, when they want. Possibly self-entitled little ****s like me need to be reminded how valuable those three things are now and again - ideally with the help of a frying pan and some flashcards. But, hey, if there aren't any comedy cooking utensils to hand, this is a lovely alternative.

Ugh. I feel all patriotic now. But this is brilliant. Properly, genuinely brilliant. Score one for history. In fifty years' time, people will study yesterday. And they'll chuckle behind their hands at the fuss people made. It'll seem ridiculous, trivial. Like it shouldn't even have been an issue.

Their lesbian lecturer and their out-and-proud classmates, they'll laugh hardest of all. And then they'll wonder about us, probably. They'll wonder what people thought at the time. They'll smile indulgently and hope we were swimming with progress, not sticking our fingers in the flood. (Am I extending this water metaphor too far? I am? Dammit.)

But... wow. 400 elected representatives stood up for the right thing, yesterday. 400 politicians. Doing the right thing. That's both insane and brilliant. Maybe there's hope after all.

(Also, I'm Barrels! Nice to meet all of you. I'm heterosexual, but as ardent a supporter of gay rights as you will ever meet. Sign me up, please, Andy?)
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I'm going to be a downer and remind us all that same-sex marriage still isn't legal in the UK. There's still a long way until it will be, it's only passed one reading in the House of Commons, it still needs to be approved by the House of Lords and a load of other stuff before it will actually be legal.
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I'm going to be a downer and remind us all that same-sex marriage still isn't legal in the UK. There's still a long way until it will be, it's only passed one reading in the House of Commons, it still needs to be approved by the House of Lords and a load of other stuff before it will actually be legal.
But it will most likely happen. And a majority of people in the UK support it while at the same time it seems a majority of the UK's leaders also support it. That bodes well. Coming from an American perspective (not to steal anyone's thunder) it's nice to see a government in support of marriage equality. Sadly, in the US we'll probably have to force it on people by having marriage bans be overturned in our courts. It would be so much better to have our representatives in government mostly all be in favor of equality like it seems is the case in the UK.
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Ah my Barrely friend, it's fantastic to finally see you in here!

England is definitely the star of the world right now. When I first heard the news the first thought that immediately came into my head was sitting the other 175 politicians down in a room, getting up on stage and smugly laughing.
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Ah, it's good to hear that the majority of politicians have at least some amount of common sense after all. With this there's bound to be pressure on for it to actually be put through, and that's good.

Shining, you show remarkable constraint. If I had those politicians in a room, my actions would include some kind of large blunt instrument. :D
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Ah, it's good to hear that the majority of politicians have at least some amount of common sense after all.
Too bad there are politicians that actually believe video games are a greater threat to the safety of the United States than guns.

Back to those 175 politicians, though, I'd probably take the blunt instrument route, myself. Either that or I'd be up on the podium and just... stare. Just stare at them, trying to keep myself from laughing at them. (However, I'd definitely have a s***-eating grin the whole time.)
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Too bad there are politicians that actually believe video games are a greater threat to the safety of the United States than guns.

Back to those 175 politicians, though, I'd probably take the blunt instrument route, myself. Either that or I'd be up on the podium and just... stare. Just stare at them, trying to keep myself from laughing at them. (However, I'd definitely have a s***-eating grin the whole time.)
Okay...
I walked in on an odd time....
Speaking of which, there's a reason I'm here, mostly cause I'm a bit conflicted with myself on these things.....
It's all very confusing...
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Okay...
I walked in on an odd time....
Speaking of which, there's a reason I'm here, mostly cause I'm a bit conflicted with myself on these things.....
It's all very confusing...
It can be confusing, but if you want to talk about anything you're free to. (Well, not anything anything. We can't be explicit about certain things. Anyway.) We won't judge. This is a space for you to talk about what's on your mind and get help sorting things out if that's what you want. Or if you just want to gripe about things that's fine, too.
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The thing is...
I already know I'm bicurious, at the very least...
Or, I think I am, I've only been with one person before... It's all confusing.
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Hi everyone. Hope you're all doing awesome. <3 :p

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Okay...
I walked in on an odd time....
Speaking of which, there's a reason I'm here, mostly cause I'm a bit conflicted with myself on these things.....
It's all very confusing...
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The thing is...
I already know I'm bicurious, at the very least...
Or, I think I am, I've only been with one person before... It's all confusing.
Hey, Fenrir! I remember posting on your introduction. Welcome to PC and welcome to the LGBT club! XD

Who were you with before if you don't mind disclosing?

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I'm going to be a downer and remind us all that same-sex marriage still isn't legal in the UK. There's still a long way until it will be, it's only passed one reading in the House of Commons, it still needs to be approved by the House of Lords and a load of other stuff before it will actually be legal.
That's true. :\ But like others have said, it's a very enthusiastic step ahead and the future seems bright. Hopefully the politicians in the House of Lords have some sort of common sense, too.

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Too bad there are politicians that actually believe video games are a greater threat to the safety of the United States than guns.

Back to those 175 politicians, though, I'd probably take the blunt instrument route, myself. Either that or I'd be up on the podium and just... stare. Just stare at them, trying to keep myself from laughing at them. (However, I'd definitely have a s***-eating grin the whole time.)
There's always going to be those crazy politicians that make a person wonder how they were even elected into office. And then, of course, you have the 175 politicians like the ones in the House of Commons who are extremely egocentric and radical in their thinking and just downright selfish. The worst part is that these people are being paid big bucks for their ridiculousness.
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Hi :p We can share him. ;)

Btw, where did you get that "Some dudes marry dudes. Get Over It." shirt? That's epic! I never really wanted to wear any type of clothing/accessories that shout "I'm gay!" because I didn't want people approaching me or asking me questions, but I guess people don't really care what someone is wearing nowadays. I'm glad people don't confront you about it often. @_@ No one should judge anyone on the clothes they wear anyways.
I don't know how to share I just take what's mine!

If anyone did have a problem with my apparel I know exactly where I would tell them to shove their concerns! Just because I where a shirt that says that doesn't mean I'm gay, I hate when people make those kind of assumptions. Granted, I know what you mean because that's exactly what people jump to. I got the shirt at a site called FCKH8.com (I'm not trying to bypass the censor that's really the name!)

/late response

Also, yay for getting closer to marriage equality in places in the States and over in Europe.
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Hey, Fenrir! I remember posting on your introduction. Welcome to PC and welcome to the LGBT club! XD

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Umm...
She was a good friend of mine, and we broke up in February of the following year, and it started in December. After the break-up, we did remain good friends.
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Guys, I've made an amazing discovery.

We're all homo.

Homochromic.
(sorry...)


Also, I've noticed that my mom talks about me being gay a lot more lately... in fact, it's almost like she's proud about it... and at the same time, my dad always sighs and looks sad when she mentions it. He's agnostic, and she's a very devout Christian... What's up with that? lol
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Hey hey! Can I join? I don't really ever feel a true sexual attraction to someone (not that I mind that sort of thing or hate doing it or anything), but I do become romantically attracted to either gender. I've dated and been with both genders so I'm pretty comfortable with my identity. I also don't really identify as either gender... Ehhh I guess I'm kind of weird haha.
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She was a good friend of mine, and we broke up in February of the following year, and it started in December. After the break-up, we did remain good friends.
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. So why do you think you're bi-curious now?

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Guys, I've made an amazing discovery.

We're all homo.

Homochromic.
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Also, I've noticed that my mom talks about me being gay a lot more lately... in fact, it's almost like she's proud about it... and at the same time, my dad always sighs and looks sad when she mentions it. He's agnostic, and she's a very devout Christian... What's up with that? lol
Gahh, I feel like my mom is going to do the same exact thing if I come out to her. >.< She's the type of person to be asking annoying questions constantly, and I'm scared that if I do come out to her, she'll make it like a public thing. I know she'll be accepting of me, hopefully, but she's very "social" and who knows what she would do. All I want to do is come out and not have to deal with all the questioning and examination that comes with it, lol. It's most likely inevitable, though. My dad probably wouldn't even mind if I was gay, tbh.

Anyways, that's interesting that she's quite religious and is accepting. I mean, hey, that's actually awesome. She's probably realized that she can't really do anything about it, so there's no point in her fighting to change who you are. She also probably doesn't want to hinder the relationship she has with you.

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Hey hey! Can I join? I don't really ever feel a true sexual attraction to someone (not that I mind that sort of thing or hate doing it or anything), but I do become romantically attracted to either gender. I've dated and been with both genders so I'm pretty comfortable with my identity. I also don't really identify as either gender... Ehhh I guess I'm kind of weird haha.
Hey, MCL! What can we call you? Do you have a nickname?

We'd be glad to have you!

You're definitely not weird! That's completely fine to feel the way you do. :] All that matters is that you have confidence in yourself and your identity, really. Have any stories to tell? :p We'd love to hear.

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@Gyardosamped: See, the thing is, that happened when I was in 6th grade, like, 5 years ago. I didn't start feeling like this until my freshman year, last year. And... I don't know what to do about these feelings, I don't have anyone else to test on these.

And, I remember last year, during band camp, my best friend got into this relationship with this guy, okay? And, it sucked because I liked her, and, eventually, liked(?) him too? She moved to Tyler down south this year, but, he's still here, and, it sucks horribly.... And, I don't know what to do...
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@Gyardosamped: See, the thing is, that happened when I was in 6th grade, like, 5 years ago. I didn't start feeling like this until my freshman year, last year. And... I don't know what to do about these feelings, I don't have anyone else to test on these.

And, I remember last year, during band camp, my best friend got into this relationship with this guy, okay? And, it sucked because I liked her, and, eventually, liked(?) him too? She moved to Tyler down south this year, but, he's still here, and, it sucks horribly.... And, I don't know what to do...
That's completely fine to feel like that, though, so don't feel discouraged or disheartened. :>

Do you talk often to the guy you have feelings for, go the same school, anything? It helps if you already know him and how he is.
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The thing is, we're really good friends, we've been friends since last year. I'm in a RP of his, and we talk at school basically everyday(such is the advantages of being in band).
Hell, my friend even told us that, and I quote, "If she didn't know us, she thought we were a couple!"
Though now, the feeling have generally moved to friendship for me, and, I'm perfectly fine with that.

Though, I do like two people now... One guy, one girl... And they're both my good friends...
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