Guide for Gay Living – Labeling Sexuality: Advantages and Limitations
We go through life with a “Hello, My Name Is…” tag attached to us; the accumulated labels that define our jobs, our titles, our marital status, our religion and our sexuality. They are one of the ways we categorize people and decide who is one of “us” and who is one of “them,” thereby creating the social hierarchy. Why do we feel a need to label, how do sexual labels help and hinder us and what are the disconnects between labels and behavior? Jim Duke discusses labels and sexuality with Adora Diana, a Sexologist, Sex Educator and Sex and Intimacy Coach.