I have no real experience with this sort of thing, but: if you transplanted my mind, exactly the same, into the body of a man and expected me to live in it, I would not immediately start thinking of myself as 'he' just because I suddenly had a penis.
Clearly, then, there is some sort of mental aspect to gender.
Hmm . . . I don't think in any language that has gendered first- or second-person pronouns, and I've never needed to think of myself as "he" or "she." I wouldn't mind being described with feminine pronouns, though—I don't think "she" misrepresents me any more or less than "he" does.
Is it pompous to call myself "it"?
Depends on what your mental gender would be. If you still think of yourself as a man, you would be straight. But if the new body makes you feel like a girl, then yeah, you would be a lesbian...
Depending on whether Joey thinks like me, you may be missing the point here. For me, at least, if I "felt like a girl" or "felt like a boy," I wouldn't feel like me.
edited 21st Nov '11 12:13:16 AM by feotakahari