Zia Nuray (zianuray) wrote,
Zia Nuray
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How many sexes/genders are there?

Speaking more socially and less medically, that is --

I read in a Heinlein book (so no "proper" reference to look it up) that someone had designated 6 sexes --

heterosexual male or female, homosexual male or female, bi- (or ambi-) sexiual male or female --

then in the book suggests three more -- omnisexual,  solo (or narcissist), and neuter or asexual.

I think it was in Time Enough for Love, but could be something else.

So...does anyone know who suggested this and whether there is any published research/synopsis/whatever?  Google is fail tonight, or maybe I just don't know how to phrase the query.

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