I believe what they are proposing as inadequate is that the straight-gay binary isn't all encompassing. It's a vague linear spectrum that does not include all types of sexualities. For Western cultures the reading says, "people are encouraged to self-identify as either straight or gay." What's inadequate about this binary is that there are so many different situations, feelings and factors that play into a persons actions and desires that giving everyone a label of either being "straight" or "gay" just doesn't suffice. The term queer is used as an all encompassing term to describe all the other sexualities that occur outside of straight monogamous intercourse. What's revealed about heterosexuality is that it shouldn't be something that children are automatically taught or expected to be - because it's definitely not the only way. I liked reading about porn categories and how specific they all were, that definitely opened my eyes to some other sexual preferences. The straight-gay binary is too simple when each human's sexuality can be vast and complex. After reading through the list of porn categories it almost seems like a boring choice to watch. Personally, I'm not a porn-watcher but if I was I think I would pick something a little more exciting than hetero-homo binary. It just shows that as humans our sexuality can't and shouldn't be limited!
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