Sexuality is perhaps one of the most important aspects of one’s personality, as this can be one of the many things that can help define a person as a whole. Unfortunately, not everyone gets to understand their sexuality properly, and sometimes their initial views on the matter and the socio-cultural aspects of sexuality can affect their perception of themselves in different ways.

Sexuality Isn’t Just Sex

A popular misconception about sexuality is that it’s about our body’s sexual anatomy , but it has a much larger concept than that. In fact, our sexuality encompasses things beyond the psychology and biology of sexuality, and can tackle our perception of who we are, our sense of purpose and how we identify as heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual or asexual.

It’s important to understand that sexuality isn’t something we “do”, “have” or “get,” but rather it’s a cumulative process that revolves around and develops as we live our lives. As you mature and grow, your needs and desires for closeness and intimacy changes according to the experiences we have with the people around us.

Therefore, it’s important to remember that sexuality has a lot of elements and dimensions, and some aspects of our sexuality can be expressed in various means. Sometimes, people can refer to aspects of sexuality as:

  • Sex, sexual health, and biology: Whereas while “sex” is simply the biological distinction of being male and female, learning about ourselves can also come in learning about the biology surrounding sex, such as hormones, puberty, and various life changes. At the same time, sexual health allows you to explore maintaining healthy sexual intercourse with your partner and keeping yourself from diseases.
  • Gender identity and gender role: Whereas “gender identity” allows you to determine whether to identify as male, female, transgender, intersex or gender neutral.
  • Sexual orientation and reproductive decisions: One’s sexual orientation determines to whom you can be emotionally and erotically attracted, and sometimes this involves personal reproductive decisions, which encompasses the various aspects of deciding about being a parent.
  • Relationships, values, and beliefs: In fact, another important aspect of sexuality is the exploration of one’s values and their beliefs when it comes to sex, including what they feel is the basis of their sexual decisions. In the same token, sexuality can also revolve around deciding how they tackle relationships.

Life Resolutions: Helping You Understand Your Sexuality

Here at Life Resolutions, we recognise that sexuality is a complex and often confusing concept to understand, and as such a particular kind of care needs to be established when exploring its many dimensions. You don’t have to be afraid expressing yourself to our team as our psychologists are trained, skilled, and knowledgeable in dealing with various issues and concerns around sexuality.

Sometimes, there really will be instances where we’ll end up questioning our sexuality, and “defining” it can be challenging given society’s many interpretations on the matter. If you feel as though your sexuality has been giving you a lot of sleepless nights and stressful moments, perhaps you may need professional advice on understanding your sexuality from various perspectives. Our team here at Life Resolutions are more than glad to help you tackle your sexuality concerns from a caring and comfortable perspective. Call today!

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