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Hermaphroditus 8/17/2018

Ever sense I first laid eyes on "Hermaphroditus", I felt a great kinship,relatedness to this identity.

as well as symbolically is a "merging into One"

The Soul, Body problem

First off, the paradox ,in my opinion is ,We have a body which is a " Identifier",it is what we see when we look in the mirror, what others see if looking at you, yet that's all it is!..our body, it transports us,it enables us to work,walk,climb,jump,swim.

Feminine/Masculine

The "Ability to Adapt ", I believe this is why we have a two-hemisphere brain, and because the fear of becoming too "Androgynous", the ego, says No,No!, or else you'll end up like me, I would say not likely, yet I do believe now,one is born Androgynous,so not any thing one can do about that Fact,except suppress it or embody it.


Also if you look at " Hermaphroditus " do you assume this being/person chooses the "Feminine role " both sexually and in manner?.

When in reality a person whom identifies with Hermaphroditus,could choose the "Masculine role" both sexually and in manner,for example I have been with many Androgynous men, whom prefer the "Masculine role",they are the type person I am most attracted to,and the only type person I wish to be with in a sexual way and myself being 100% in the "Feminine role".

I am not in the least attracted to any other type men, for example if I was with a group of "Masculine men",I would have no sexual attraction to them ,none what so ever.

  I also don't identify as "gay", I think those that identify as gay,have a very different outlook then myself on sexuality.


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Hermaphrodite - Wikipedia


        

Mating Cornu aspersum (garden snails)

In biology, a hermaphrodite (/hɜːrˈmæfrədaɪt/) is an organism that has complete or partial reproductive organs and produces gametes normally associated with both male and female sexes.[1] Many taxonomic groups of animals (mostly invertebrates) do not have separate sexes.[2] In these groups, hermaphroditism is a normal condition, enabling a form of sexual reproduction in which either partner can act as the "female" or "male". For example, the great majority of tunicates, pulmonate snails, opisthobranch snails and slugs are hermaphrodites. Hermaphroditism is also found in some fish species and to a lesser degree in other vertebrates. Most plants are also hermaphrodites.

Historically, the term hermaphrodite has also been used to describe ambiguous genitalia and gonadal mosaicism in individuals of gonochoristic species, especially human beings. The word intersex has come into preferred usage for humans, since the word hermaphrodite is considered to be misleading and stigmatizing,[3][4] as well as "scientifically specious and clinically problematic".[5]

A rough estimate of the number of hermaphroditic animal species is 65,000.[6] Since the estimated total number of animal species is 8.6 million, the percentage of animal species that are hermaphroditic is about 0.7%. Arthropods are the phylum with the largest number of species. Most hermaphroditic species exhibit some degree of self-fertilization. The distribution of self-fertilization rates among animals is similar to that of plants, suggesting that similar processes are operating to direct the evolution of selfing in animals and plants.[6]

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Simultaneous hermaphroditism, tit-for-tat, and the evolutionary stability of social systems;


                       

Abstract

Egg trading is a kind of mating behavior occuring in simultaneously hermaphroditic coral-reef fishes in the family Serranidae. It is a form of delayed reciprocity in which individuals give up eggs to be fertilized in exchange for the opportunity to fertilize the eggs of a partner. The behavior is consistent with the Tit-for-Tat model of cooperation. Egg trading possesses three unusual but potentially important features. First, it almost certainly originated through interactions among unrelated individuals, unlike other examples of delayed reciprocity. Second, it probably originated not as cooperation but as a form of defection or cheating. Third, egg trading and related behavior can account at least in part for the maintenance of the monogamous mating systems of several serranines under ecological conditions in which such systems would not be expected to originate or persist. The reason is that the effects of such behavior patterns are positively frequency-dependent. Much social behavior probably has frequency-dependent effects, and internally generated stability may therefore be involved in the evolution of many animal social systems. However, the extent of its influence is not yet known-

∗Eric A Fischer
Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA