Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Word of the Gay: "5-Alpha-Reductase Deficiency"

"5-alpha-reductase deficiency" is an intersex condition where individuals have testes, as well as vagina and labia, but with a small penis capable of ejaculation instead of a clitoris. Come puberty the testes descend the voice deepens, limited facial hair occurs, and they often develop a male sexual identity.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interestingly the illustrated orchid flower resembles certain female anatomy....... including the clitoris. The family, however, "Orchidaceae," is named after the underground bulb of a European species, "Orchis," which means "testicle" in Greek (I believe) because the bulb resembles a small pair of "balls!"

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