I was watching "Dax" recently (and also remembering Jadzia Dax's line from an earlier episode about it being a long time since she's been a woman) and couldn't help but wonder about how sexual orientation factors into Trill host selection. There has been a lot of speculation from Star Trek fans (and even non-fans) over the years about how homosexuality fits into this universe. I've been asked myself, "if it's such a perfect society, how come we don't see any universally accepted homosexuality in it? I think it's interesting to ask this question while taking the Trill into consideration. Would a Trill be uncomfortable with having to change genders due to sexual orientation? Might only 'bisexual' individuals be considered as possible hosts for this reason? A friend of mine was teasing me about liking Jadzia Dax by saying, "she used to be a guy", and it made me think, yeah, but how come nobody else attracted to her cares? Are all Trills bisexual, or does homosexuality not even exist in the Star Trek universe because everyone is bisexual? It seems like a Trill being a heterosexual or homosexual might cause problems and/or confusion. This is only hinted at in "The Host", but I thought it raised an intriguing question. Beverly Crusher didn't want to pick up where she left off with her Trill lover upon discovering that it had become a woman. This was supposedly because Crusher is not a lesbian or bisexual (writers had not yet created the rule that Trills cannot consort with lovers from past lives, so we can assume Crusher was unaware of the rule, so it wasn't her reason for backing away from the relationship). The fact that the gender change didn't faze Beverly's lover suggests to me that Trills could be what we consider bisexual. Furthermore, I'd wager they probably think beyond sexual orientation and believe love transcends gender, which is something I've heard argued by people who aren't simply heterosexual but do not being like grouped into a category like 'homosexual' or 'bisexual'. If that's the case, the Trill actually ends up being a creation that metaphorically seems to have a lot of sympathy and understanding for those with such sexual orientations, much like the mutants in the X-Men films. What do you think?