Glossary

AGENDER

A person who doesn’t identify with any particular gender

CISGENDER

A person whose gender identity matches their assigned gender at birth.

GENDER BINARY

A system where a person’s gender is determined by their genitals and is classified by two choices: man or woman. This system also actively erases the existence and experiences of transgendernon-binary, and other people of marginalized genders.

GENDER NON-CONFORMING

A person or people that do not follow societal expectations of how gender should be expressed. This can include how someone looks and how they act.

HACKING

In the traditional sense, it is a form of breaking defenses and cracking code behind a computer network. This can also be used as a way to disrupt the status quo. The act of breaking something down to understand how the system works and then rebuilding it.

NONBINARY OR GENDERQUEER

A spectrum of gender identities that expand beyond feminine and masculine. 

SEX EDUCATION

An umbrella term to touch on the education around sex, sexuality, and all of the related topics within it. This can include (but not limited to): safer sex materials, anatomy, consent, LGBTQIA+ identity, asexuality, polyamory, pleasure, masturbation, and more.

SEX POSITIVITY

The belief that everyone is free to create their own definition of what sex is and how the can express it in their own lives, rather than pushing everyone to conform to one singular definition. As a movement, sex positivity also hold an emphasis on informed consent and self-agency amongst all parties. It also sees sex as something that is healthy, normal, and worth celebrating.

SEX WORK

An industry where there is a monetary exchange for a wide range of sexual servicesLikewise, a sex worker is someone that is employed within the sex industry and participates in sex work.

SEXTECH

An industry where sexuality and technology meet

TECHNOLOGIST

A person who is an expert in the field of technology. 

TELEDILDONICS

Technology where those participating share real-time sensations and data to experience remote sex. 

TRANSGENDER

A person whose gender and gender identity does not match their gender assigned at birth.