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Postby Virgo » Tue May 29, 2012 3:20 pm

Are there Buddhist and/or medical reasons why children are born either male or female? What causes birth as a particular sex? Are people always born as one or the other successively over lifetimes or does it change?

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Re: Male and female

Postby Malcolm » Tue May 29, 2012 3:23 pm

Virgo wrote:Is there Buddhist and/or medical reasons why children are born either male or female? What causes birth as a particular sex? Are people always born as one or the other successively over lifetimes or does it change?

Thanks for any responses.

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There are reasons connected with karma and with biology. Tibetan Medicine emphasizes the biological aspect more. If semen is more profuse, it will be a boy. If the ovum is more profuse then it will be a girl. If both are in equal portion, then the child will be homosexual or intersexed.

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Re: Male and female

Postby Virgo » Tue May 29, 2012 3:25 pm

Ah, thank you very much Malcolm. This is quite interesting.

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Re: Male and female

Postby justsit » Tue May 29, 2012 4:53 pm

Malcolm wrote:If semen is more profuse, it will be a boy. If the ovum is more profuse then it will be a girl. If both are in equal portion, then the child will be homosexual or intersexed.

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Do you mean profuse as in absolute numbers?
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Re: Male and female

Postby Malcolm » Tue May 29, 2012 7:18 pm

justsit wrote:
Malcolm wrote:If semen is more profuse, it will be a boy. If the ovum is more profuse then it will be a girl. If both are in equal portion, then the child will be homosexual or intersexed.

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Do you mean profuse as in absolute numbers?


Yes, in terms of quantity.
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Re: Male and female

Postby justsit » Tue May 29, 2012 8:18 pm

A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have, 1-2 million. Only one to maybe 9-10 eggs max are available during each monthly cycle, contrasted with billions of sperm per ejaculation. At fertilization, one egg is fertilized by one sperm. How does "profuse" apply here to determine sex?
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Re: Male and female

Postby Malcolm » Tue May 29, 2012 9:28 pm

justsit wrote:A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have, 1-2 million. Only one to maybe 9-10 eggs max are available during each monthly cycle, contrasted with billions of sperm per ejaculation. At fertilization, one egg is fertilized by one sperm. How does "profuse" apply here to determine sex?


It basically has to do with how the quantity of female sexual fluids during the time of arousal, or amount of ejaculate. This is how I understand it.
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Re: Male and female

Postby justsit » Tue May 29, 2012 10:05 pm

OK, thanks.
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Re: Male and female

Postby JinpaRangdrol » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:33 am

Malcolm wrote:
Virgo wrote:Is there Buddhist and/or medical reasons why children are born either male or female? What causes birth as a particular sex? Are people always born as one or the other successively over lifetimes or does it change?

Thanks for any responses.

Kevin



There are reasons connected with karma and with biology. Tibetan Medicine emphasizes the biological aspect more. If semen is more profuse, it will be a boy. If the ovum is more profuse then it will be a girl. If both are in equal portion, then the child will be homosexual or intersexed.

M


I have never heard homosexuality as a result of equal virility of the essences. Only intersexuality. But it makes total sense! Is there a source where I can find more on the correlation? As a gay man, I'd be very interested to read more about TTM's explanation for sexual orientation.
Thanks so much!
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Re: Male and female

Postby Malcolm » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:12 am

JinpaRangdrol wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Virgo wrote:Is there Buddhist and/or medical reasons why children are born either male or female? What causes birth as a particular sex? Are people always born as one or the other successively over lifetimes or does it change?

Thanks for any responses.

Kevin



There are reasons connected with karma and with biology. Tibetan Medicine emphasizes the biological aspect more. If semen is more profuse, it will be a boy. If the ovum is more profuse then it will be a girl. If both are in equal portion, then the child will be homosexual or intersexed.

M


I have never heard homosexuality as a result of equal virility of the essences. Only intersexuality. But it makes total sense! Is there a source where I can find more on the correlation? As a gay man, I'd be very interested to read more about TTM's explanation for sexual orientation.
Thanks so much!
JR


It is breifly explained in the chapter on conception in the explanatory tantra of the four medicine tantras.
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Re: Male and female

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