Do Spaces Have Sexuality?
Sexuality is defined in the present day by the The American Heritage Dictionary of English as the condition of being characterized and distinguished by sex. However, the meaning of sexuality changes over time, in relation to the individual and his or her cultural background. Homosexuality, as practiced in Ancient Greece, is quite different from that of the 20th century. In Ancient Greece, the gods' love for men was due in part to their beauty: "Zeus ... the handsome young Trojan Ganymedes, with whom he had fallen in love" (Reinhold, 81). Athenaeus mentioned once: "Boys are beautiful, for as long time as they look like women." From a Western point of view, "sexuality [is thought of] in terms of binary opposites: male and female, heterosexual and homosexual, marital sex and pre- or extramarital sex. And in every case, one of these pairs is privileged, is seen as the normal" (Highwater, 15). Therefore, it can be concluded that sexuality has history. Sexual relationships can be found among the Greek gods in Greek mythologies. …
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