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I read this when at school in the 70's. I think it was in Omni or possibly a similar mag.

Definitely a magazine, definitely a short story.

The couple change sex frequently via a pill, but at some point things go wrong, and they discover another range of sexes, with wildly different sexual characteristics.

I have been looking for this for YEARS and would really appreciate any help.

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    I know a Gaiman story that walks similar ground, but that's way more recent than the 70s. Sorry. – Radhil Nov 29 '16 at 15:38
  • For the sake of completness, the very similar Neil Gaiman story is "Changes" in his collection Smoke and Mirrors – Binary Worrier Nov 29 '16 at 16:05
  • What sort of wildly different sexual characteristics do you remember? – FuzzyBoots Feb 6 '17 at 13:13
  • Sounds like it could be a Varley, he wrote a few stories where the changing of ones' sex was a pretty everyday thing. – n_b Jan 6 '18 at 9:16
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I believe the story is called The Second Generation by Rachel Pollack. There is a scan at the Internet Archive.

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    Can you explain why you think this is the right answer? A link-only answer only works while the links are alive. – Valorum Jan 6 '18 at 10:03

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