We currently have two questions tagged that talk about behaviours that are possibly sexually motivated and three questions tagged .

My first instinct when seeing the tag was that it is about gender differentiation, and I personally find a bit unwieldy and not necessarily the one I would search for when looking for questions in this regard.

I would probably tag a question about sexual behaviour with and and one about gender differentiation with or but your mileage may vary, so I wanted to get some community input.

Note that at the moment at least has a tag wiki excerpt, whereas has not. So we should at least provide one for the latter in case we decide to keep them as is.

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I think the tag has been deleted because I just searched the list of tags and didn't see it.

Now to the and , I think the should be changed to sexual behaviour. Looking at the questions using the tag, they are more on sexual behaviour. The tag should remain.

...and one about gender differentiation with or

Once a new user comes to the site and types in gender in the tag, gender-differentiation will be suggested and even if the user doesn't find the tag and posts the question like that, The question will be edited to add the tag and the user will be notified.

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    I think that is a great way to differentiate between the two! :)
    – user53
    Oct 14, 2013 at 17:38
  • Sorry for the confusion, I was basically proposing sexuality instead of sexual-behavior, I just formatted it as a tag to keep the look, so it never existed up to now. But sexual-behavior is probably less ambiguous.
    – ThomasH
    Oct 14, 2013 at 21:03

I like for all questions about gender. I don't think questions about will be different enough to warrant their own tag. If you are asking about gender or asking how to determine the gender of an animal, the questions are similar enough that they should share a tag.

As for , it is ambiguous, given the double meaning of the word. I'd support renaming it to .

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    Gender is a social construct of humans. I don't think it makes sense to even talk of animals having "gender" except by analogy.
    – Wooble
    Oct 15, 2013 at 15:50
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    @Wooble there is a biological difference between names and females, regardless of the species. So gender might be a social construct, it provides an alternative term to avoid problems with sex being both a noun and verb. Oct 15, 2013 at 16:12

A is useful, as it would cover all aspects of the reproductive cycle, , , and under the synonym

I think and is covered by the the tag. Sexual behavior is a little different from breeding, as in many users may ask questions, for example, about dogs mounting visitors.

I would suggest keeping any activities about sexual behavior that do not relate to under behavior. I think a sexuality tag is unnecessary, it would come under behavior or psychology (and we haven't gone there yet on the site).

I believe a would relate to and be under the synonym , not sexual activities and this can be made clear in the tag wiki.

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    Very good point. We don't single out any other form of behaviour, so why this one.
    – ThomasH
    Oct 15, 2013 at 10:39
  • @ThomasH there is a chat room, I'd like you to look at and make owner if you like the kennel chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/11052/the-kennel
    – user87
    Oct 15, 2013 at 10:40

or ?

  • I would say gender and either breeding or mating
    – user9
    Oct 15, 2013 at 20:54
  • if yo make it one or the other, it would be easier to vote on, unless you're suggesting both
    – user87
    Oct 21, 2013 at 6:36

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