By Hayley MacMillen. Photos: Getty Images.
"I don’t have the appetite for [sex], which is why the public’s obsession over whether I would [get gender confirmation surgery] is annoying to me," the 67-year-old Olympian reportedly writes. "It hearkens back to this [misperception that people transition because of their sexual desires](http://www.allure.com/story/caitlyn-jenner-sex-dating-women-memoir)." While gender identity and sexuality are distinct, they're still often conflated — but as Jenner makes clear, she transitioned because she was a woman, not because of her sexuality. Jenner also acknowledges that surgery itself doesn't have any bearing on someone's gender identity: "Transitioning is about nothing else but your soul," she told People. "You are no more a woman the day after [the surgery] than the day before, okay?"
In her book, Jenner also looks to the future: "A future female companion? I think about that. A future female sexual companion? Not happening, at least for now, and perhaps not ever," she writes in a part of the book she finished before her surgery. "A future male sexual companion? I have never had the inclination. But maybe that attitude might possibly change if I have the Final Surgery." Fortunately sex and dating are also distinct, and Jenner can define "companionship" however she likes.
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