I vote male because of the slit shape of the cloaca as opposed to the star shape of female mediterranean torts. I was having some of the same questions until someone here gave me that info. hope it helps
Once again, very good looking animal. Can't be said enough.
From what you've described, there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with her (maybe him, probably her, but maybe him, we'll figure it out in the next year or three). Habituation is perfectly fine. Interestingly enough, I engaged in a great deal of habituation with all of my first animals that I acquired decades ago when I was in school and had many an afternoon to myself. Nowadays, I observe the animals from CC camera mostly, feeding and watering them in the morning, bathing them in the evening. Interestingly, the ones who weren't raised habituated but in this remote fashion tend to be more wary. So yes, habituation is good. It will help ensure your tortoise stays friendly, especially if the animal enjoys human company. Now there are some tortoises that simply despise human company and will flee from it at any given opportunity. I have a couple of those. There are also tortoises that simply despise humans as threats. I have a Hermanns that fits this bill. He charges at me anytime I'm within visual range, ignoring food, other tortoises, everything. He just hates my guts. Anytime I pick him up, he writhes back and forth and drops trow in my general direction. Real jerk. Luckily, you've got one of the friendly ones, though don't get me wrong. They're all a joy.