Originally published as "Hermaphrodite," Hermaphrodite. A person who has both sexes, or the natural parts of man and woman.
This term comes to us from the Greeks; they composed it of the name of a god and a goddess, in order to express in one word, according to custom, the mix or the conjunction of Mercury and Venus, whom they believed to have presided over the birth of this extraordinary being.
A hermaphrodite possesses male and female reproductive organs.
In porn, this means a person with a penis and a vagina performing in sex scenes.
They are generally assigned a female gender, given girl’s names and raised as daughters…
but when puberty sets in, something fascinating happens.which is a Spanish idiom meaning “testes at 12,” these children are born with a genetic mutation that delays the development of external male sex organs.
When X and Y chromosomes combine during conception and pregnancy, males usually produce the enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT, an androgen that produces the penis and testes.
In these children, that enzyme doesn’t get produced until puberty. but that is the basic overview., are born without a penis or testes.
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However, this is considered controversial, with no firm evidence of good outcomes.
Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies.
But whether the Greeks drew this prejudice from the principles of Astrology or from hermetic philosophy, they cleverly imagined that the was the offspring of Mercury and of Venus.
An honorable place is due to the child of a god and a goddess, and this is why legend continues to honor Greek illusions.