Avoid Sexual Stereotypes!

Avoid Sexual Stereotypes!

What Not To Assume About Other’s Sexual Preferences

Have you ever caught yourself making assumptions about someone’s sexual preferences based on their appearance, mannerisms, or interests?

In this eye-opening blog, we’ll debunk common stereotypes and explore why it’s essential to embrace diversity, respect personal choices, and celebrate the rich tapestry of human sexuality. Let’s challenge our assumptions and embark on a journey of understanding and acceptance.

Along with insights and support, you’ll also find some innovative products to enhance your sexual wellness journey as you continue to explore the beautiful spectrum of human nature.


Human Sexuality 

Understanding The Complex and Multifaceted Aspects  

Human sexuality includes elements such as sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, asexuality, etc.), gender identity, sexual behaviors, attraction, relationships, and the cultural, societal, and personal factors that shape one’s sexual experiences and desires. 

Human sexuality is a fundamental and deeply ingrained aspect of human life, and it varies widely among individuals. It is influenced by;

  • Biological
  • Psychological
  • Social 
  • Cultural factors

These factors play a crucial role in shaping personal relationships, sexual health, and overall well-being. 



Navigating SEXUAL Fluidity 

Sexuality is ever evolving and changing. For a lot of people, that brings a lot of relief, finally feeling as though they’re represented and have a community of individuals with similar experiences. But it can also be extremely isolating to live in a world that is constantly pushing cisgendered heterosexual stereotypes. Whether you’re in the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, it’s important to not assume anything about anyone’s sexual preferences.
🔎 Challenging Assumptions 

 Here are some key things we will discuss about sexual and gender preferences:

  • Sexual Fluidity 
  • Sexual Orientation 
  • Gender Expression 
  • Gender Identity and Sexual Wellness



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    Sexual Wellness 

    We’re Discussing How Identity is Deeply Personal

    Sexual Fluidity

    For some people, sexuality and gender expression may be constantly changing, and it’s important to never assume someone’s sexual preferences or gender identity, as it could have changed the last time you’ve seen them.


    Sexual Orientation
    Sexual orientation and gender expression are different: how people express themselves through gender compared to sexual attraction may be different. It’s important to remember that gender is how one sees themselves, and sexuality is who one is attracted to. Sexual orientation is not always obvious: people decide to present themselves in different ways- in a way that feels best for them. It is never okay to assume someone’s sexuality or pronouns based on their appearance, when in doubt, use they/them pronouns! 

    It’s Personal   

    Recognizing that everyone’s experience is different: many people may have had different experiences to bring them to where they are today with their sexual orientation, there is truly no one-size-fits-all approach to sexuality, and it’s important to respect one’s privacy about the topic if they seem unwilling to share. 


    Pleasure Ceremony 

    Cerē at Mayo Clinic Transforming Women's Health


    Cerē was invited to Mayo Clinic’s Transforming Women’s Health conference in Chicago, June 8-10. Hundreds of doctors and other healthcare providers came to learn about new research and innovations in women’s sexual health.

    Dr. Lovie shared how she and Dr. Marashi engineered a line of pleasure tools to normalize the conversation around sexual pleasure. Dr. Lovie was also very eager to present the clitoral ultrasound protocol they developed. They use clitoral ultrasound (“Clitogram”) to help survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM). With ultrasound, they see that most of the clitoris remains intact (usually only the glans, the “tip of the clitoral iceberg” has been removed).

    They also used this Clitogram protocol to see how clitoral blood flow increases after using an arousal gel on the vulva. This inspired them to create the Enchantment Gel.


    The Interplay of Gender Identity and Sexual Wellness


    Gender identity plays a significant role in sexual wellness as it influences how individuals perceive themselves, their bodies, and their desires within the context of their gender identity. Here’s how gender identity is interconnected with sexual wellness:

    1. Self-Understanding and Comfort: For individuals whose gender identity aligns with their assigned sex at birth (cisgender individuals), sexual wellness may involve a sense of alignment between their gender and their physical and sexual experiences.
    2. Understanding Partners’ Identities: In sexual relationships, partners’ gender identities and how they relate to each other’s sexual orientations can be important. Being sensitive and respectful of your partner’s gender identity is essential for a healthy and fulfilling sexual relationship.
    3. Sexual Orientation: Gender identity can influence an individual’s sexual orientation. For example, a person’s attraction to individuals of the same gender, different gender, or multiple genders is related to their own gender identity. Understanding and accepting one’s sexual orientation is a vital aspect of sexual wellness.
    4. Access To Inclusive Healthcare: In a recent Health Lifestyle Article about Adult Health (Mayo Clinic, Oct. 10, 2023), studies show that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender queer or gender nonconforming people face special health concerns. If you or your child is LGBTQ, look for a health care professional who will listen to you and respect your needs. That professional then can help you find ways to stay healthy.
    5. Mental and Emotional Well-Being: Gender identity can impact mental and emotional well-being, including self-esteem, self-acceptance, and body image. A positive relationship with one’s gender identity contributes to overall sexual and emotional wellness.   
    6. Communication and Consent: Effective communication about gender identity is essential for sexual wellness. It’s important to have open and respectful conversations with partners about boundaries, preferences, and any gender-specific needs. Consent, which is a fundamental aspect of sexual wellness, should always be clear and informed.
    7. Community and Support: Being part of a supportive and inclusive community that respects one’s gender identity can enhance sexual wellness. Connecting with others who share similar experiences can provide valuable support and a sense of belonging.


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