Human Sexuality is Complicated...


In which Hank takes on a topic he's been afraid to cover for a while now. How should we talk about sexuality, what is the difference between sex and gender...and between sexual orientation and sexual behavior. It's very interesting...and I think understanding it is a key to decreasing the amount of hate and self-hate out there. HERE ARE A LOT OF LINKS TO NERDFIGHTASTIC THINGS: Shirts and Stuff: />Hank's Music: />John's Books: /> ====================== Hank's Twitter: />Hank's Facebook: />Hank's tumblr: /> John's Twitter: />John's Facebook: />John's tumblr: /> ====================== Other Channels Crash Course: />SciShow: />Gaming: />VidCon: />Hank's Channel: />Truth or Fail: /> ====================== Nerdfighteria /> /> /> /> A Bunny (\(\ ( - -) ((') (')



zayrixx fxx
why have gender roles when u can have cinnamon rolls
Tapiokapuddin
My school's GSA used this video to explain sexuality
Puregengar
Dude this video is in a science museum in amsterdam
becca
these gender roles taste disgusting
Jensen-Marie Spear
This video was so ahead of its time!
Peyton Sorrells
I'm not feminine. I'm not masculine. I'm just me
PunMasterPatton
I live in a shiny box, but not a square one. My box is a multicolored dodecahedron.
Danny Dibnah
Crash Course: LGBTQ+
Andie Cavanaugh
These guys are like an injection of knowledge.
HeapOfBones
I don't know why it took me two and a half years to find this video, but now I have.  Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Maybe now I'll be able to understand what the hell is happening inside my brain and/or other relevant organs. One day. Thank you.
Emily Richard
Thank you for acknowledging the existence of asexual people. We are left out of videos like this way too much.
Mar Wallflower
This needs to be spread like wildfire
C/\GE \/ICK
I do my best to understand the whole gender thing. It just seems that the whole idea is to include everybody (which is good) by creating countless labels and identities. Wouldn't it just make more sense to kind of disparage the whole social construct of what makes a man a man and what makes a woman a woman? Oppose the system as a whole
Tanis Please Send Help
I don't know why but this made me cry tears of joy.
Abby Dawn
tfw within 4 minutes of watching a vlogbrothers video you learn more than you do on a daily basis at school
David Bakhash
I like this guy.
Jerry Of All Trades
Well that was a change from the whole, "stop being a special snowflake" bs I'm used to hearing
Timothy Easton
meh, do whatever the hell you want to do i dont care and other people shouldn't care either 
Hope Siegel
I'm so glad he included asexuality. :D
Zara Grainger
Asexual high-five! (whoo we were mentioned!)
Nictator
You know what would be easier than arguing about which pronouns people should refer to others as, or creating dozens of new ones? Adopting a-gendered pronouns. There are tons of languages that only have one third person pronoun. For example, Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian, Turkish, and Armenian all have genderless pronouns where the word for "he" and the word for "she" are the same word. Using that system in English would be much easier than trying to invent a dozen new pronouns. It would also eliminate all confusion.
Sydney T. Harris
I did an air pump when he mentioned asexuality :)
N. Fer. Ⓥ
Yayyyy!! You mentioned us ace ppl!! And don't forget about all the aros🙂
Zach Charlie
i literally had to slow the speed down 50% at 3:07 to follow along
drz
I wish priests were celibate >:(
Ryan Clark
Finally!!!!! Someone articulate enough that even the simplest of minds should grasp! This is pure genius! Thank you for this!
Gyndemia
THIS IS... I don't have works to explain how accurate this is. Need to show parents asap.
Echoes
It is appreciative of Hank to mention "romantic orientation" because I know individuals who are females but strongly desire intimate relationships with other females (where physical relationship sonot play a role at all).It is normal for a person to yearn for attention from other people of same sex but a non sexual one though.
Incidental Penguin
Someone's gender identification or sexual orientation are none of your business. When I say that, I mean let other people sort their stuff out how they like, and unless they broach the subject, respect their boundaries and leave it alone. I have seen random shoppers in malls and fellow movie-goers in theaters demand androgynous-appearing people identify their gender, or harass trans-gendered people for not wearing the "right" clothes, or freaking out because "oh my gracious they're being gay in public!"  Shut up and let people be what they are. They aren't hurting anyone. 
woodfur00
Hank Green, I love you.
Alec Lipscomb
I'm glad that this community is loving and not hateful. Everywhere else on the internet I see anything that has anything to do with homosexuality or transgendered people or anything not straight, cyst people, I see people talking about how it's wrong or a mental disease or something, with incredibly offensive slurs thrown around, with a few people defending what is right, but it's just depressing, and this community just gave me a bit more faith in humanity.
Alexandra Park
For those of you in the comments section here who do not understand the need to make up new words for gender/sexual/romantic orientations, let me explain. The need to make new words goes along with the fact that people like to put themselves under labels. It helps them feel like at least someone understands how they feel. Like how they feel and identify is a real thing. There are people who are going to identify and act against social norms and gender roles, and there's really not much you can do about it, other than respect their decision and act accordingly. For myself, I could identify as genderfluid, gray-asexual, and demi-bi-romantic, and feel so nice having a little box to put myself in, but when other people here new words that they don't understand, they get confused/scared/or angry, so, to make it simple, I could say I'm ace and aro. It all goes along with how the person feels. Personally, I think this video is a great, simplistic way of explaining this topic.
achapterahead
Im crying because he included nonbinary and a lot of people just skip over it or don't believe in it and it warms my heart because its so easy to get stuck in the thought cycle of the world doesnt think you exist. Its just nice to be validated. Especially by someone with such a strong voice (meaning speaking out about these things to a considerably large following)
KTGetc
This video is so important to me. Thank you again for making it.
SparklyBanana13
Thank you so much for this video! It's very descriptive and eye-opening. I'm also glad to hear it from you since people tend to dismiss such gender/sex/identity intricacies as imaginative ramblings from Tumblr when this is a reality for everyone around. Humans are so wonderfully complex and interesting.
gingergamergirl98
I love Hank infinitely more now :)
Em Woods
i realize that this is almost exactly five years late and it's not likely hank or john will read this, but i wanted to say thanks. i use this video when i have to come out (particularly to older family members) because it explains gender/sexuality as a spectrum better than i can articulate sometimes. of course attitudes have changed, we've learned new things in the last five years alone, but still. at the end of showing this to someone, i usually then say "and it's EVEN MORE complicated than that, but you get the idea." anything beyond gay or straight is a new concept to some people, i appreciate how this video breaks it down efficiently and in a way that doesn't condescend to a viewer who might not know uch about the subject. so thanks again. (also, my grandmother asked me to email this link to her so she could show her friends, "the fast-talking guy, i like him")
Jade Eliot
I'm watching this video again because my sexuality is shifting, and my sexual expression is starting to differ from my romantic orientation. Thank you again, Hank, for making this video so that people can begin to understand the infinite possibilities to being human.
Skye ID
WOW! I am sooo glad that Hank addressed this topic! I was skeptical when I read the title of this video, but I'm glad that he did it in a  non-offensive manner.
Rafaella
another reason why I love Hank
Fang Jiunn Ewe
Thank you for the "strength of identification" axis! It's always so useful to have around because people keep forgetting that other people are allowed to identify strongly with something they don't and vice versa
WaaDoku 【和ァ独】
Can't believe only 2 million people have seen this so far!!! Seriously, how can a music video be more important than this??
Grace Music and Productions
This. This man is the definition of an ally. He is a stright cis white man (as he said in the beginning of the video) but he just respects and supports everybody and is still learning and thats ok.
pretty-little-birdie
I know someone who fits Hank's description at 3:17 :D
Morgan Z.
I still cannot believe that this was posted in 2012. It's 2018 and some people *still* don't understand this.
MetaKnight964
Personality/character is complicated, not sexuality.
thangerstrings
This is beautiful. This should be taught in schools.
AKSHAT DÚBËY
Salute from INDIA..to clarify clearly
Emily
Genuine question: Doesn't saying that you can mentally identify with a gender promote gender stereotyping by saying that certain feelings or attributes are male and others are female? Don't we all just have our physical sex and then we are who we are regardless of if others believe it "seems feminine" or "seems masculine"?
Hailey Mitchell
This. This is what I needed.
Rafaella
another reason why I love hank
TheNewbiedoodle
"I am a straight white male who doesn't have to deal with a lot of the hate" Right then, I noticed the unicorn in the background. I figure that, even if you did, you could not care less.
Ru-Lee Weller-Passman
So stoked that lesser-visible identities were included in this video. As an asexual panromantic agender, this video makes me really happy. :) DFTBA! 
lily athena
So I was just thinking... John dies in some horrible way and Hank, tearfully, ends the video with "John, I'll see you on Tue.... Oh." And just shuts off the camera
Manibe
3:23 You should do a video explaining gender fluidity better. There are not many people who are that way, but they certainly need much help and support.
Mikael Johansson
Thank you Hank. You are gold!!! This is the sharpest and clearest explanation of these subjekts I've ever seen!!
Abhilash S
I don't think anyone's explained it better
Boris
Having the ability to shove my hand into somebodies pants and be satisfied with whatever I find is always nice.
Lucía Alberino
This video is perfect. I'm going to send this link to SO MANY PEOPLE. Thank you, Hank.
Emma Whaley
Thank you so much fir the graph! It helped me realize that intensity of a gender is a thing and that I can be nonbinary but kind of womany but not really feel it that much
B Thompson
Everyone should watch this, especially in schools
pure light
They played this at our school today in assembly
ddjdhdbt
i watched this in NEMO with my mum and it sparked a conversation and helped me come out to her so thanks i guess
Don'tWatchTheWorldBURN
I don't know why, but I'm taking notes on this video. Actual notes like in school.
sagerainwillow
Quite honestly, I don't give a damn. Be who you are. I'll be who I am. And let's just coexist peacefully.
Arisa Kawano
I spy a pudgmy puff in the corner lol
r
Thank you
Orca
panromantic asexual trigender <3
Amelia Joy
aaaand that's three years worth of my gender studies minor condensed into an almost four minute video :( 
Platinum Diamond
you literally cited tumblr. your argument is invalid.
Erin Bosbury
bless you
Sara Of ravencalw
This just goes to prove that the only emotions humans need are anger and confusion (good place reference)
Heyitz_PJ
Thank you soooo much I really needed to see a video like this
Cole Takkish
0:08 *starts playing piano* Straight white ma-a-a-an...
Miguel Deynes
Spectrums? Boxes? THIS...IS...SICK!
Siddhant Goyal
Please tell me some of the people that have commented are not nerdfighters!
Hetachia Momonoke
You should make a video about polygamy....(polygyny/polyandry/group marriage/monogamy) and your....view points on it.
Sebastian Rodriguez
Amazing job explaining great vid also :)
Lucky Just
Thanks for making one of my favourite videos <3 This is so lovely
deereliable
"Sometimes it changes hour to hour" :D Thank you!
andrea morales
*notices the TMBG poster in the background* this video is now maybe about 20% cooler.
DemonicBoobs
You did such an amazing job explaining all of this, and you were able to do it in a short amount of time.  Gosh, I just wanna hug you for being so cool about this.  It's really nice to have people who grasp this concept.  It truly is.  We need more people who can do that.
Mr Temporal
Something psychological is complicated? IMPOSSIBLE!
Ali May
I'm so glad you made this video.
Alicja Frank
Great video, but man.. sloooow down and breeeeath. I missed So much because of the speed. haha
Thomas King
This man has done in four minutes that which the entire continuum of Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube, and Facebook has not in 5 years Bravo, Hank Green Bravo
spacekookie
Oh Hank, why can't everybody be as cool as you? :C
SeekerOfInnocence
THANK YOU ! :) Now it makes sense :D
Alma Kvist
Wow. Just wow. That made it all so much more understandable!
Jeremy Alex Still
The emperor has no clothes...
zlivalavida
u confused me at the end a bit
britt234997
hank was straight up so damn woke even 5 years ago
Taylor Murray
Thanks so much for understanding this stuff!
Madeline Bartel
**grabs popcorn** **scrolls down**
Evija L.
I LOVE THIS MAN. WHY CANT EVERYONE UNDERSTAND LIKE THIS MANNNNN. ❤️❤️❤️
Hannah Brogan
Hank this is actually one of the most amazing videos I've ever watched :') this makes me really happy to see that people actually understand how this kind of thing feels.  :)
Amanda Phannadeth
God bless you for this video, Hank Green.
jay-jay
This is so perfectly, brilliantly explained. Thank you so much!
oorionee
This video is so important, everyone should watch it
BookLions United
I'm glad that it's ok for me the be a biracial bisexual female in this great community. It is absolutely FANTASTIC that my pansexual and genderfluid best friend is also accepted. Moments like this restore my faith in humanity.