SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS

SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS

ABROSEXUAL


an individual that has a fluid and/or rapidly changing sexuality that fluctuates between different sexualities


ACOSEXUAL


Experiencing sexual attraction that one wants to act on, but at the same time having a strong aversion to engaging in it due to bad experiences, apprehension, or other misgivings about sex.


AGENSEXUAL


A genitalia-repulsed asexual.


ALLOSEXUAL


Allosexual is a term used most commonly in the asexual community to refer to someone who is not asexual. 
Someone who is allosexual is someone who experiences sexual attraction.


AMICUSSEXUAL

A sub-section of demisexual, where one ONLY experiences sexual attraction towards established friends.


ANDROPHILIA


A person that is sexually attracted to men or masculinity regardless of their gender identity. 


ANDROSEXUAL


Someone who feels sexual attraction for those who are masculine. 

APOTHISEXUAL


Apothisexual is someone who identifies as asexual and is sex repulsed 
•Furthermore apothisexuality comes from the Greek “apothisan” meaning repulsed. Just another word for “sex-repulsed asexual” because that can be a mouthful.

APRESSEXUAL


Only having sexual attraction for someone, after a previous form of attraction has been felt (romantic, sensual, platonic, etc.)


ARCSEXUAL


Someone who is repulsed by sexual actions, NOT limited to asexual spectrum. Similar to repulssexual and apothisexual.

ASEXUAL


Asexuality (or nonsexuality) is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone, or low or absent interest in sexual activity. It may be considered the lack of a sexual orientation, or one of the variations thereof, alongside heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality. It may also be an umbrella term used to categorize a broader spectrum of various asexual sub-identities. A study in 2004 placed the prevalence of asexuality at 1% in the British population.

Asexuality is distinct from abstention from sexual activity and from celibacy,which are behavioral and generally motivated by factors such as an individual's personal or religious beliefs. Sexual orientation, unlike sexual behavior, is believed to be "enduring." Some asexual people engage in sexual activity despite lacking a desire for sex or sexual attraction, due to a variety of reasons, such as a desire to pleasure themselves or romantic partners, or a desire to have children.

AUTOSEXUAL


sexual orientation toward oneself; that is, preferring self-gratification over other forms of sexual activity. Often occurs as a result of numerous failed attempts at interpersonal relationships, leading the individual to make a conscious choice to become autosexual rather than face disappointment and frustration yet again. 

May be observed with greater frequency in the near future as a result of the "Metrosexual Backlash," due to NO ONE being able to even BEGIN to guess the orientation of attractive, well-dressed males anymore!! 

Numerous advantages to autosexuality include: 

- no risk of pregnancy 
- no risk of STD's being transmitted 
- able to 'get lucky' every time at the bar or club 
- the sex is always good 
- no relationship issues like jealousy or cheating partner 

BISEXUAL


Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females, or romantic or sexual attraction to people of any sex or gender identity; this latter aspect is sometimes termed pansexuality.

The term bisexuality is mainly used in the context of human attraction to denote romantic or sexual feelings toward both men and women, and the concept is one of the three main classifications of sexual orientation along with heterosexuality and homosexuality, which are each parts of the heterosexual–homosexual continuum. A bisexual identity does not necessarily equate to equal sexual attraction to both sexes; commonly, people who have a distinct but not exclusive sexual preference for one sex over the other also identify themselves as bisexual.

CAEDOSEXUAL


Someone who feels as though they lost the ability to feel sexual attraction because of trauma. Controversial.

CALIGOSEXUAL


Someone who feels sexual attraction that, in their mind, very weak or vague, almost nonexistent, like a vapor, fog, or mist.Seen within the asexual spectrum.


CASSEXUAL


Feeling as though your sexual orientation has no serious meaning in your everyday life


COMSEXUAL


Someone who experiences sexual attraction

*Ideal for someone who wants to say they belong in the LGBT+ community, but unsure of where exactly they stand. It’s a more specific way of saying you don’t belong to the asexual spectrum*

DEMISEXUAL


Demisexuals are characterized by a lack of sexual attraction toward any person unless they become deeply emotionally or romantically connected with a specific person or persons. The level of connection it takes for sexual desire to form is dependent on how close the relationship is rather than initial attraction. It is an orientation that is not chosen.

DISSOCIATSEXUAL


A term to describe someone who dissociates on a regular basis during sex and/or sex like activities, often leaving the individual confused with what their sexual attraction is (or lack thereof).


DOTSEXUAL


A sexual orientation in which one is willing/able to give a certain extent/amount of affection/action, but, similar to akoi- one would tend to refuse any reciprocation of those actions. Controversial.

DREADSEXUAL


A sexual orientation that fluctuates from feeling no attraction to feeling attraction. When sexual attraction is felt, it is accompanied by a strong feeling of dread or anxiety.


DUOSEXUAL


Feeling as though you bounce between two specific SEXUAL orientations (such as: bisexual and demisexual).


FRAYSEXUAL


Fraysexuality a person who has sexual attraction for strangers and acquaintances on a regular basis, but fades once they have got to no someone.

GREYSEXUAL


A person who rarely has sexual attraction and/or under very specific circumstances.

GYNEPHILIA


The attraction to women or femininity. This is a sort of polite way of asking sexual orientation. If a man is gynephilic, he is heterosexual. If a woman is gynephilic, she is homosexual.

HETROFLEXABLE


is a form of a sexual orientation or situational sexual behavior characterized by minimal homosexual activity in an otherwise primarily heterosexual orientation.


HETROSEXUALITY


Colloquially referred to as being straight. A person who is heterosexual is one who is attracted to people of the opposite gender. 


HOMOFLEXABLE


Primarily homosexual, but with a limited amount of attraction to the opposite sex, or willingness to take part in a heterosexual activity. 


HOMOSEXUAL (RAINBOW)


Someone who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to someone of the same sex.

IMPLASEXUAL


Someone who feels they are never quite sure of their sexual orientation. Different from "Questioning".


INACTOSEXUAL


Someone who experiences sexual attraction, wants a sexual relationship, but does not want to engage in “stereotypical” sexual actions with their partner(s).

LAMVANOSEXUAL


Wanting to have sexual ACTIONS done on you, but NOT on others. Opposite of placiosexual.

LESBIAN


A lesbian is a female homosexual: a female who experiences romantic love or sexual attraction to other females. The term lesbian is also used to express sexual identity or sexual behavior regardless of sexual orientation, or as an adjective to characterize or associate nouns with female homosexuality or same-sex attraction.

LIMNOSEXUAL


Experiencing sexual attraction ONLY when exposed to audio, visual and/or written forms of sex or sex-like activities (any depictions). However, when it comes to the “real world”, there is NO sexual attraction. Found in the asexual community.


LIPSTICK LESBIAN


A lipstick lesbian is slang for a lesbian woman who exhibits a greater amount of feminine gender attributes relative to other gender expressions, such as wearing make-up (thus, lipstick), wearing dresses or skirts and having other characteristics associated with feminine women. In popular usage, the term lipstick lesbian is also used to characterize the feminine gender expression of bisexual women who are romantically or sexually interested in other women, or to the broader topic of female-female sexual activity among feminine women.

LITHSEXUAL


lithsexual people who feel attraction towards people, but with no desire to have the feelings reciprocated or the desire to act on it.

MYRSEXUAL


Believing your sexual orientation is fluid WITHIN the asexual spectrum orientations and ONLY the asexual spectrum orientations.

NEUSEXUAL


Someone who feels sexual attraction only for those who don’t believe they have a gender. Controversial.

NOETISEXUAL


Someone who is sexually attracted to how someone else’s mind operates. This does NOT necessarily mean the person is “intelligent”. This could be for reasons like: creativity, philosophical opinions, things of this nature. 


NOFESEXUAL


Feeling sexual attraction to everyone BUT those who are feminine, controversial

NOMINSEXUAL


Experiecing sexual attraction to everyone BUT those who are masculine. Found in polysexual community. Controversial.


NOVISEXUAL


Feeling as though your sexual attraction is too complicated to pin down to one word.


PANSEXUAL


Pansexuality, or omnisexuality, is sexual attraction, romantic love, or emotional attraction toward people of any sex or gender identity. Pansexual people may refer to themselves as gender-blind, asserting that gender and sex are insignificant or irrelevant in determining whether they will be sexually attracted to others.

PARASEXUAL


Being asexual (NOT having sexual attraction) and having sex SOLELY for the purpose of reproduction


PENULTISEXUAL


Feeling sexual attraction to ALL genders/sexes EXCEPT your own. Found in the polysexual community.


PLACIOSEXUAL


Placiosexual , A person wanting to give sexual pleasure to others, but preferably not having it reciprocated. 

POLYSEXUAL


Polysexuality is the attraction to multiple genders. A polysexual person is one "encompassing or characterized by many different kinds of sexuality.

POMOSEXUAL


blanket term, alternative to the word ”queer”, another way to say that you belong to the LGBT+ community (but don’t feel comfortable with the term “queer”)


PROCULSEXUAL


Having sexual attraction for those you know you can never actually be with (fictional characters, celebrities, etc.)


PROQUSEXUAL


A feminine person who experiences sexual attraction for ONLY other feminine individuals.


PROQUUSEXUAL


A masculine person who ONLY experiences sexual attraction for those who are masculine

QUADSEXUAL


Someone who feels sexual attraction to 4 genders and/or sexes, in the polysexual community


QUINTSEXUAL


Someone who feels sexual attraction for 5 gender identities and/or sexes. Found in the polysexual community.

QUOISEXUAL


Not knowing were one fits on the spectrum, or not identifying with any existing label. 


RECIPROSEXUAL


Experiencing attraction only after realizing someone is attracted to you.



REPULSSEXUAL


Someone who feels sexual attraction, but is repulsed by sexual activities. A more specific version of arcsexual, but NOT application to asexuals who are sex repulsed.


REQUIESSEXUAL


Limited or no attraction/interest/activity due to some form of emotional exhaustion.


SKOLIOSEXUAL


a potential sexual attraction to non-binary identified individuals. This does not generally describe an attraction to specific genitalia or birth assignments but rather is an inclusive term.

SOMNISEXUAL


Believing you have sexual attraction ONLY for people in your dreams. Otherwise, you DO NOT have sexual attraction for ANYONE while being awake. Controversial.

SPECIOSEXUAL


Feeling sexual attraction that is based on traits that are NOT gender identity and/or sex related (ex: hair color, body part, etc.)

TEMPSEXUAL


The belief that your sexual orientation changes, depending on what time of day it is (night vs day, evening vs daybreak, etc.) Controversial, sub-section to abrosexual


THYMSEXUAL


Someone who feels sexual attraction, but the direction of the attraction changes depending on their emotional state of being.


TRISEXUAL


Someone who feels sexual attraction to THREE sexes and/or gender identities, found in the polysexual community.

UNCADESEXUAL


Extremely rarely does one experience sexual attraction, but when one does, it lasts for a very long time (typically around a year or longer). Found in graysexual umbrella, pronounced “un-kay-dee-sexual”)

Rebranding of another term, since Tumblr bullied another user off of Tumblr that attempted to introduce the original term and flag.


UNIATTRACTION


Feeling attraction towards one person and one person only for advanced periods of time or one’s whole lifetime. You are attracted to them regardless of their gender/sexuality/changing appearance etc.


VAPUBSEXUAL


Asexuals who are also genitalia repulsed (pronounced vay-pub-sexual); pink is for femininity, blue is for masculinity, red is for passion, white X means lacking

Since the asexuals who are sex repulsed have a specific term (apothisexual), we wanted one for the genitalia repulsed as well. this does not have to be specific to a “set” or genitalia, or it can be.

VEXESEXUAL


Believing you belong to the asexual umbrella, but unsure where you belong in the asexual umbrella.


VOLTISEXUAL


Feeling sexual attraction, but you don’t feel it towards anyone in particular, can be seen within the graysexual community


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