At 08:19 PM 12/09/99 -0700, Spike, a curious guy, wrote:
>I do not want
>to actually *be* a woman, I just want to understand what it feels like.
>I dont want to *be* a homosexual, just want to understand what it
Spike, you're in luck! There's this technology called... reading fiction. Has its limitations, but some of the content seems to port across gender and related lines. (Although I still tend to fall over in a maidenly swoon when I read Chip Delany's [fictive?] accounts of swallowing amounts of piss and poo in such novels as THE MAD MAN...)
>For instance, if one could switch one's gender or orientation,
>would people *look* different? How so? How could people *not*
>look different to you, if you were to switch genders? No one knows.
Well, several of my old galfriends know, because they switched. But I haven't got far in conversations with them about it. Guess you had to be there.
Damien Broderick (a straight bloke, however maidenly)