Sexuality Identification System (S. I. S.) – Overview

The purpose of implementing the Sexuality Identification System will address the inadequacy of the current binary system. By way of example, Male, Female and the term “sex” to describe gender is no longer adequate for fully describing the diversity of sexuality variant possibilities that exist today.

The term “SIS” is meant to replace the existing inadequate term “SEX” as a means of identification. Wherein “sex” today only refers to male and female, SIS includes other genders. The contemporary definition of “sex” is a physical act and not appropriate for defining gender or a person’s diverse sexuality profile.

This concept is all encompassing and can apply to every single human being by expanding upon the individual’s unique sexuality profile.

Used as a universal identification method, its application can be used in medical, government, institutions, organizations, businesses, social groups, clubs, youth, GBLT community, etc.

The SIS system is intended to be a voluntary choice by all individuals and groups. While there are those that will prefer to continue to use the current binary system of Male and Female, there are those that will want to represent themselves more accurately using this system.

Using the current binary “sex” system, Inter-sexed individuals have never been given recognition throughout society. This system has given a whole new group of individuals recognition and identity.

  • Biology ( the biology we were born with)
  • Presentation ( how we look or present to the world)
  • Identified Self Concept (our internal mental concept of who we are)
  • Gender Preference ( the gender we are attracted to)
  • Sexual Positioning or Posturing (the role you play in the bedroom)

It is important to note that SIS has been designed to include social and sexual elements appropriate to the choices of various individual and/or social groups. These are evident in Categories 4 and 5. Again, it should be noted that this is a voluntary system and it is entirely up to each individual to choose to whether or not they wish to define themselves within these Categories as defined in the Sexuality Identification System. It would not be appropriate in some environments to include these two elements (eg. corporate). Therefore in an employment application the first 3 Categories are the only Categories that would apply.

S. I. S – Logo & Its Meaning

The identification of a logo for SiS was a very careful and well thought out process. The Mobius symbol used for the SiS logo has many symbolic meanings. The colors representing pink for Female and blue for Male were blended to create purple for Other. The mobius itself represents infinity. Upon further study of the mobius it was agreed that the left side of the mobius abstractly resembled an “S” and the right side was a reversed “S”. There is also an aspect that the three genders are linked in an embrace.

  1. Maleness at one end of the spectrum being represented as Blue
  2. Femaleness at the opposite end of the spectrum being represented as Pink
  3. All of variations in between these two, is represented by the color Purple and the various shade of purple being more or less of each male or female element

If there were to be a formal migration from using “Sex” as the term for gender identification to using the acronym S.i.S. for Sexuality Identification System, it would be an easy transition. As with the logo, the color choice was carefully considered and the use of the pink and the blue on each side of the purple is symbolic of support of the “other”. It was decided to use the lower case “i” in the acronym to depict a generic gender symbol. It is hoped that society will accept this generic gender symbol as a global standard.

How It Works?

The option to continue to use the current binary “sex” system of male and female is included under the SIS system. For example, a person may want to only recognize their Biology and therefore label themselves simply as either Male or Female. Through SIS this individual will only have a Category 1, their Key Identifier would be “B” for Biology and their value would be M for Male or F for Female.

The identifiers are weighted and ranked in terms of order or importance. Therefore, Category 1 is most important of the 5 Categories. Categories 1, 2 and 3 may apply more to the general population. In the real world, people will pick either Category 1; Categories 1, 2, and 3 or all 5 Categories.

Combinations of categories and or key elements will consist of 3 possibilities in each category therefore numerically the number of combinations will be 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 = 243 or 35. This huge variation of possibilities or spectrum of values as previously defined, will clearly outnumber the existing 2 choice option that the world lives by today.

A system of colour identifiers have been introduced for each third option as noted earlier in the Definitions.

The following examples illustrate a clear overview of possible combinations

S. I. S. Dictionary

Sexuality Identification System

A system that shall ultimately replace today’s binary label of “sex” as used today to identify one’s gender. The Sexual Identification System is a spectrum of values that clearly defines a person’s unique sexuality profile.

Values

The spectrum of values as referred to in the definition of the Sexuality Identification System may come in the form of a word, a letter or a colour that more accurately defines its properties. By way of example:

Male – M – Blue

Female – F – Pink

Other – O – Purple

The purpose of the colour coding will assist individuals in identifying the values, purple being a blend of the two.

“Other” is used here in a generic sense to simply say anything that is other than Male and other than Female. Individuals may feel strongly to replace the term “Other” with their own self-defined label.

Categories

Currently there are five (5) categories within the Sexuality Identification System. They are referred as Category 1, 2, 3 4 and 5 respectively. Each category is synonymous with a Key Identifier label, namely;

Category 1 being Biology,

Category 2 being Presentation

Category 3 being Identify

Category 4 being Preference

Category 5 being Posturing

Biology, Presentation, Identification, Preference and Posturing

These are key identifiers and are the terms to more accurately describe each Category.

The order and the positioning of these categories are fundamental and must be maintained in order for the system to make sense

BPIPP (pronounced bee-PIPP)

Is the acronym for Biology, Presentation, Identification, Preference and Posturing. The pronunciation helping those to remember the labels of each of the Categories.

Biology

This defines the physical biology of what you were born as.
This includes physical genital variations.
Eg: Male, Female, Other.
Various common and self-defined terms: Inter-sexed, AIS, etc.

Presentation

This defines our physical appearance.
This may include clothes, make-up, hair and general physical appearance. Included in this are any and all surgical procedures for reconstructive and cosmetic purposes.
Eg: Male, Female, Other.
Various common and self-defined terms: Androgynous, Gender Queer, Gender Variant, GRS, etc.

Identify

This is a thought process that pertains to our self image.
It is a mental, internal belief about you.
Eg: Male, Female, Other.
Various common and self-defined terms: Trans, Transgender, Transsexual, Cross-dresser, Two-Spirited, etc.

Preference

This defines who you are attracted to.
Who we choose as a mate or our preferred partner.
Eg: Male, Female, Other.
Various common and self-defined terms: Bisexual; Trisexual; Pansexual, etc.

Posturing

This defines the position you prefer during intimacy.

The terms “Top” or “Bottom”, “Superior” or “Inferior” are assumed when we are using the generic label of Male and Female in this category.

The Male and Female reference are also used here for consistency within the SiS format.
Eg: Male, Female, Other.
Various common and self-defined terms: Switch, etc.