Gender concepts have become important subjects in global historiography in the last few decades. The sexuality concepts have been applied in exploring the ambiguities that exist in the social sciences in regards to defining human identity. The history of sexuality has contributed to real confusion among scholars as they seek to explore the modern trends attributed by sexuality. The modern regime of sexuality can be defined as shifts in an individual’s sovereign’s which includes control of one’s sexual life. The modern regime of sexuality has contributed to the emergence of different sexual identities that continues to narrowing their categorization in regards to freedoms guaranteed for a specific gender. Many people tend to be dissatisfied by existing traditional sexuality labels which applies the concept of gender in defining sexuality. However, the modern regime of sexuality has contributed to the creation of new sexualities used as a form of self-identification thus eliminating gender as a dominant term in regards to identity. Modern regime of sexuality contributes to the construction of sexualities within the society alongside the existing ‘traditional’ orientations which include homosexual and heterosexual.
The emergence of modern regime of sexuality can be traced back to past decades marked by a decline in gender roles within the society. The emergence of modern regime of sexuality goes beyond defining sexuality based on already constructed sexualities such as homosexual and heterosexual. Also, the emergence of modern regime of sexuality can be connected to the fading of the notion of gender as a primary factor that plays a significant role in determining the identity of a person. According to an article published in ‘journal of sexual behavior,’ it reveals how the millennial generation has contributed to the emergence of the modern regime of sexual identity. The article explains how the majority of the millennial tend to be comfortable on same-gender relationships thus causing a decline in gender-fluidity caused by traditional binaries. The emergence of a new regime of sexual identity has contributed to change in attitudes towards sexuality and gender reaching a point where cultural mainstream has adjusted to changes in sexual identity within the society.
The modern regime of sexuality has caused a significant change in the process of identity among individuals. The three main sets of identity linked to modern regime of sexuality include parental status and religion status. The modern regime of sexuality has changed the non-normative identity which is used by society to define how people should be or behave in regards to sexuality. With modern regime of sexuality, the non-normative identity does not apply in the society as individuals sexual identity can no longer be defined by how society requires them to be. For instance, an individual’s sexual identity is determined by the existence of LGBT movements which advocates for sexual identity rights. The non-normative identity applies the concept of religious affiliation as salient to identity. In the modern regime of sexuality, religious affiliation is no longer used as the basis of the sexual identity of individuals within society. The normative identity regards to the conception of what is perceived as normal life among the individuals. The modern regime of sexuality no longer observes getting married or committed to a relationship as an integral aspect of sexual identity. Many people in modern world avoid being parents and having responsibility of raising children thus causing a major change in their sexual identity as some choose same-gender relationships.