To first understand the full term sexual tolerance , you have to learn what the word tolerance really means . It is a word that is increasingly taken into account every day and that is more integrated into the vocabulary, since it is necessary to learn to respect people’s ideas, their preferences, their tastes, their ways of thinking or behavior. It is essential that there is a bond of trust and respect within the family so that the person is free of thought and action, and that he is not afraid to show himself as he is because of prejudice or what they will say.

On the opposite side to this term, there is intolerance , of any kind, be it social, political, religious or sexual. This concept, which brings with it the non- acceptance of others and therefore non-respect leads to hatred and violence, something that must be stopped so that everyone can live together in the way they want, each person being the owner of their own life and their decisions . Intolerance is a dangerous attitude that makes the individual who does not have it can become frustrated because he does not accept or understand anyone who does not have the same sexual condition or thoughts. Therefore, the role of the familyIt is fundamental, so that by educating children from an early age, they learn to live in a world of sexual freedom and freedom of expression in all senses.


When a child is educated, a series of advice or guidelines must be given so that they integrate, but not only that, but also so that they integrate other people, respect them, understand them and above all have empathy with the world that surrounds them . You have to understand that not all people are the same, what’s more there is a great diversity of thought and way of acting that must always be accepted. In this way, always having respect, a much better receptive circle is created where trust and security sprout on their own.

In addition, we must also teach the children that there is nothing better nor worse , just different, each person chooses their way of life , and no one has the right to judge him. All these guidelines must begin at home , in the home where everyone should have the right to speak out loud without fear of retaliation or whoever they will say, thus allowing tolerance to flow forever . This lesson continues once you leave home, as this is where the advice received at home should really be put into practice . Neither the way of dressing, nor the sexual orientation should go with labels or prejudices since that can create atoxic environment nothing positive for any person.

It must be borne in mind that the family role regarding sexual tolerance is fundamental. Since what sits and lives at home, children or anyone who lives under the same roof will take away from it . Learning tolerance, in this case sexual, should be normal, removing all kinds of taboos. The family home is undoubtedly a kind of school of life where the personality of each individual is formed. It is also essential to take care of the points of view of everyone and not transmit discriminatory or offensive comments under any circumstances. Starting from this base it is essentialtake into account the following aspects regarding sexual tolerance :

    • Respect for all people .
    • Do not prejudge under any circumstances.
    • Understand and accept that each person has their own personality or sexual condition.
    • Have empathy in any situation.
  • Speak coherently without offending anyone.

Likewise, in addition to instilling tolerance values, it must be put into practice. For example, if a child wants to play with dolls, why not let him play with whatever toy he considers to be? We must eliminate the sexual typecasting from when they are small. Another example is that since times past the color pink has been associated with the girl and blue with the boy. That is a serious mistake , because when they are little they can also choose which colors they like the most or even what type of clothes they want to wear. When a child lives with full freedom of choice as an adult, they will be much more tolerant because they have learned respect for others even if they are not the same as them.


The sexual tolerance movement called LGTBI (Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, and Intersex People) began in the 1960s in New York City after the so-called Stonewall riots . This group fights for social equality regardless of sexual orientation, in short it is a fight for sexual rights and freedom that wants to end prejudice and that anyone is equal before the law, such as marriage with people of the same sex, since not in all countries it is legal. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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