The Dialectic of human Sexual Preferences REVISITED.
We originally presented, in this blog, our narration of the systematic dialectic of human sexual preferences on May 22nd, 2014 --
The above led later to an extended dialogue with a reader, also posted as a blog-entry hereto --
-- dated July 17th, 2014.
That reader is a person of transgender orientation, having reluctantly lived as a male in adult life, until arranging a gender change operation, and thereafter living as a female.
Based upon a too-limited, unrepresentative sample of a mere handful of people of transgender orientation that the members of the Foundation had observed, up to the time of this dialogue, we had concluded that transgender orientation was an entirely heterosexual phenomenon, with no traces of either homosexual or bisexual orientation exhibited in it. We had, based upon that limited experience, hypothesized only two Sub-Species of the transgender Species of human sexual orientation ‘psych-ontology’ --
Sub-Species 1. Persons with female genitalia objectively, but subjectively identified with the male gender, and sexually attracted to females.
Sub-Species 2. Persons with male genitalia objectively, but subjectively identified with the female gender, and sexually attracted to males.
However, the reader with whom we dialogued about this Domain of Human Sexual Orientations explained to us that she was both of the transgender orientation, and bisexual -- sexually attracted to both males and females.
Confronted with this evidence, and with this empirical falsification of our original hypothesis about the transgender sexual orientations category, we revised our hypothesis.
Our current hypothesis is that the category of transgender sexual orientations is a microcosm of the preceding three categories in our systematic-dialectical order of presentation -- namely, the categories of heterosexual orientations, homosexual orientations, and bisexual orientations.
That is, we now expect that the transgender sexual orientations Species-category has three Sub-Species categories -- representing transgender analogs of heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality.
The estimated fraction of the human population that is of the transgender Species-category of sexual orientations was estimated, in 2011, to be ~ 0.3%.
However, from the qualitative, ontological point-of-view native to the N_Q_ dialectical ideography, and to many of its dialectical progeny in the dialectical progression of the Seldonian ‘Dialectical Ideographies’, it does not matter that some of these Sub-Species categories may represent tiny percentages of the present human population, situated deep into the tails of the frequency-distribution of sexual preference types. These categories, however rare, represent qualitatively distinct human sexual orientations ontology, ontologically distinct phenomena of human sexuality.
We have amended the ‘dialectograms’ regarding the Domain of Human Sexual Orientations
according to our new hypothesis. We have posted all of those amended JPEG images both here, and also in the original blog-entries cited above. The 'dialectogram' posted above is the one principally affected by this revision.
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