Many of us tend to (or used to tend to) view things in a binary way. This has many causes. Our languages create this tendency, because it is essentially a system of identification based on negative qualities, meaning “up” doesn’t mean very much more than “not down or left or right.” We have to be careful though, to realize that the world is a complex place. Reality resists simplicity. We must acknowledge the people whose feelings, beliefs, and identities exist regardless of the binary box our society tries to put them in.
This may seem extremely abstract, but it’s something that impacts millions of people every day, especially when it comes to sexuality. So in the interest of spreading the knowledge about human sexuality and the beautiful, complex thing it really is, here’s Hank Green giving you a crash course.