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Old January 20th, 2018, 10:21 AM   #1
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I was told that being gender fluid is a mental illness and am honestly too scared to fact check this.
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Old January 20th, 2018, 11:19 AM   #2
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Your gender identity and your sexual orientation are not mental illnesses.

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Old January 20th, 2018, 02:33 PM   #3
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Whoever told you that being gender fluid is a mental illness is wrong. Your gender identity is yours, and you have every right to it.
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Old January 20th, 2018, 04:53 PM   #4
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Told what the fuck!?
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Gender Fluid is a gender identity best described as a dynamic mix of boy and girl. A person who is Gender Fluid may always feel like a mix of the two traditional genders, but may feel more boy some days, and more girl other days.
Being Gender Fluid has nothing to do with which set of genitalia one has, nor their sexual orientation.

I am sure that you will find yourself some day. Maybe you simply are Bi.

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Old January 20th, 2018, 07:25 PM   #6
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I'm not a big fan of the "fluid" terminology. I mean can I tell my mom that my grades are fluid? Can I tell my coach that my effort or my points per game are fluid? Can I tell my teachers me being in my seat before the bell rings is fluid? Can I tell the police my car's speedometer is fluid?

That said. You decide what your sexuality is. If you think you have to change it. Or want to change it go for it.
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Old January 21st, 2018, 04:19 AM   #7
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I think it is a weird one because it has many symptoms of a mental illness I think the thing with gender is living as the gender you aren’t damages your mental health therefore isn’t you being in a healthy state the ‘cure’ for this though isn’t changing your mind it’s changing your body to sustain your mental health (hope I got my message across without offending anyone please say if I have, I don’t believe they are mental illnesses but being dysphoric Damages your mental health ye)
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Old January 29th, 2018, 11:15 PM   #8
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it deviates from the norm.
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Old January 29th, 2018, 11:19 PM   #9
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Old January 30th, 2018, 03:14 AM   #10
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Because I believe in reincarnation I have a completely different view on gender and gender-sexual identity issues.
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Old January 30th, 2018, 04:48 AM   #11
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TYou decide what your sexuality is. If you think you have to change it. Or want to change it go for it.

This reminds me of an argument from parents who said to their gay son, "You are a sinner. You have decided to be gay. God would never create something like you!"

We can't choose our sexual orientation. So we can't change it arbitrarily, but learn to deal with it, accept it ... and, depending on the level of new realization of a certain orientation, reassign it ... if it is such important to us.

Personally, I wouldn't even define it for myself, just give it a shrug and say to my reflection, "Hello, Me - I'm just what I am. Have a nice life."





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I'm not a big fan of the "fluid" terminology. I mean can I tell my mom that my grades are fluid? Can I tell my coach that my effort or my points per game are fluid? Can I tell my teachers me being in my seat before the bell rings is fluid? Can I tell the police my car's speedometer is fluid?

That said. You decide what your sexuality is. If you think you have to change it. Or want to change it go for it.
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This reminds me of an argument from parents who said to their gay son, "You are a sinner. You have decided to be gay. God would never create something like you!"

We can't choose our sexual orientation. So we can't change it arbitrarily, but learn to deal with it, accept it ... and, depending on the level of new realization of a certain orientation, reassign it ... if it is such important to us.

Personally, I wouldn't even define it for myself, just give it a shrug and say to my reflection, "Hello, Me - I'm just what I am. Have a nice life."
You missed my point I think. Not telling the OP He has to decide what to call himself or decide he has to change his orientation to please his parents. What I am saying is we ALL have decisions to make every day. You decide who you sleep with. It IS a decision. What I was saying is if one day you call yourself gay. Then AWESOME. If the next day you want to be straight. AWESOME. You Be You!!!
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Old January 30th, 2018, 08:10 PM   #13
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You missed my point I think. It IS a decision. What I was saying is if one day you call yourself gay. Then AWESOME. If the next day you want to be straight. AWESOME.

I think I already understood what you mean. But I decided to point out that it does not change the fact that you remain what you are.

You decide that straight is your thing ... so you say you're straight and you're trying to live it. But if you are really gay, you stay gay. You also have to accept certain limits somewhere.


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Basically, I think everyone should try to live that. It could end almost all problems with gender crisis, sexual orientations, and such.

No one needed to define themselves any more. Or wondering what he or she is. I guess most peeps often do that only in a context that exists in ones own social environment, which kinda dictates what is normal and and what isn't.

It may not protect individuals from wondering what they are anyway, but it could eventually help them to survive puberty and life a bit more chilled.





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I think "mental illness" is kind of a subjective term. I think of depression and anxiety as very real mental illnesses, but a good friend of mine who comes from a very different culture doesn't think of them as "real". Besides, the term "mental illness" has a negative connotation. Deviations from the norm don't have to be inherently negative and that's an important thing to consider. So, what you call it really depends on context, society, culture, etc. etc.

That said, gender fluidity is pretty widely observed - not uncommon, not unheard of, just treated very differently from culture to culture. What you call it is subject to the culture.

Personally, I don't think of gender fluidity as something unnatural or wrong.

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Old January 30th, 2018, 10:33 PM   #15
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I'm not a big fan of the "fluid" terminology. I mean can I tell my mom that my grades are fluid? Can I tell my coach that my effort or my points per game are fluid? Can I tell my teachers me being in my seat before the bell rings is fluid? Can I tell the police my car's speedometer is fluid?

That said. You decide what your sexuality is. If you think you have to change it. Or want to change it go for it.
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I think I already understood what you mean. But I decided to point out that it does not change the fact that you remain what you are.

You decide that straight is your thing ... so you say you're straight and you're trying to live it. But if you are really gay, you stay gay. You also have to accept certain limits somewhere.




- I like that. -


Basically, I think everyone should try to live that. It could end almost all problems with gender crisis, sexual orientations, and such.

No one needed to define themselves any more. Or wondering what he or she is. I guess most peeps often do that only in a context that exists in ones own social environment, which kinda dictates what is normal and and what isn't.

It may not protect individuals from wondering what they are anyway, but it could eventually help them to survive puberty and life a bit more chilled.
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I think "mental illness" is kind of a subjective term. I think of depression and anxiety as very real mental illnesses, but a good friend of mine who comes from a very different culture doesn't think of them as "real". Besides, the term "mental illness" has a negative connotation. Deviations from the norm don't have to be inherently negative and that's an important thing to consider. So, what you call it really depends on context, society, culture, etc. etc.

That said, gender fluidity is pretty widely observed - not uncommon, not unheard of, just treated very differently from culture to culture. What you call it is subject to the culture.

Personally, I don't think of gender fluidity as something unnatural or wrong.
I agree with both of you. I'm just not a big fan of the term fluidity. Idk why we make words up. We can't or don't have fluidity in anything else in society. It's sorta starting to enter the realm of politics. But barely. Why just sexuality. Makes no sense. It's not rational.
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I agree with both of you. I'm just not a big fan of the term fluidity. Idk why we make words up. We can't or don't have fluidity in anything else in society. It's sorta starting to enter the realm of politics. But barely. Why just sexuality. Makes no sense. It's not rational.
I guess because it's not quantifiable or otherwise easily definable? But yeah, like I kind of mentioned, it's just semantics. What we call "gender fluid," you might say Native Americans referred to as "two-spirit." Etc.

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Your gender identity and your sexual orientation are not mental illnesses.
Let me echo this one more time. Gender identity and sexual orientation are not mental illnesses.

My gender identity is simple. I'm a boy and I've never felt a need to be anything else.

However, my sexual orientation is fluid. I am attracted to both girls and boys. There have been times in my life when I was attracted to only girls, there was a brief period of my life when I though I was mostly attracted to boys. Right now, I like both about the same.

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Default Re: Is gender fluid a mental illness?

I am not really sure what gender fluid is. My daddy always said that God made you either a man or a woman that was it.

I'm on here right now trying to figure this all out for myslef but im a little confused. Can i get some help

maybe i picked the wrong theed to start off in
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I am not really sure what gender fluid is. My daddy always said that God made you either a man or a woman that was it.

I'm on here right now trying to figure this all out for myslef but im a little confused. Can i get some help

maybe i picked the wrong theed to start off in
Alright chica, gender fluid means that some days u feel more like a girl, others u feel like a boy. It's not a matter if you have a penis or vagina its more of what you feel mentally, at least as far as i know.

and figure yourself out, look at thread you think can help you, its not bad to ask questions.

As for if gender fluid a mental illness...

see the way i was raised it a catholic latino perspective. I personally do not agree with all the gender stuff, (transgender, gender fluid, etc) but I don't trash people who are that, and I have many friends who are those things.

I honestly don't know what i think on the matter but I feel like its more of a personality developement, the same way how. Basically I think its a mental thing but not neccessarily an illness

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No, it is a sexuality


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