On our website, and in our articles and eBooks, we frequently use classic gender vocabulary such as man and woman, he or she, male and female, and so on.
We are well aware that it would be much better to talk about “people with penises,” “vulva-owners,” “they,” or “people with vaginas,” and such, in order to avoid gender stereotypes, and to comply with a world where gender fluidity and the existence of a variety of sexual identities is manifold.
Additionally, in many cases, you may notice that we address partners as classic male-female couples. This, of course, is not at all our deliberate intention. We fully acknowledge that partners can also involve, for instance, male-male, female-female, asexual-bisexual couples, and so on.
We, from TraditionalBodywork.com, in no way want to hurt or insult the LGBTQIA+ community, that is, those who consider themselves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual, or allies of the aforementioned community and people.
Nevertheless, for the sake of both writability and readability, and due to our longtime (admittedly old-fashioned) habits, we’ve — as a rule — not substituted classic male and female pronouns and designations by more “politically correct” phrases.
We sincerely offer our apologies to those who might feel offended that we haven’t done so.