The list of sexual orientation is a long and confusing one.
With everyone being more and more aware of all different orientations, it’s a must that you understand them better.
For a long time, people with non-confirmative sexualities couldn’t relate to mainstream ones or get the recognition they wanted. However, sexuality is a huge topic nowadays and almost everybody is on board with accepting the rainbow and all its hues.
Even if someone feels differently than you, it’s a must that you understand how they feel and what they are interested in can help you get more connected to them on a far deeper level.
For those who don’t know any sexuality outside of straight, gay and bi, and probably thinks pansexuality is something to do with pans, then this list is exactly for you.
Presenting to you 15 sexualities you must know about
DUH! Adam and Eve. This is when a person is romantically and sexually attracted to the opposite sex. Woman to a man. Man to a woman.
Adam and Steve. Gay falls under the category of homosexuality where man is sexually and romantically attracted to other men alone.
This you probably are aware of (Thanks to overhyped adult movies). This is another homosexual term which describes women who are sexually attracted to other women.
A term most of the people would deny its existence. Being a bisexual is being a combination of homosexuals and heterosexuals. Describing people who are sexually and romantically attracted to both the genders, are popularly called bisexuals. (Best of both worlds)
Now that we are getting into unknown territory, its time that you start taking notes. Pansexuals are beings who don’t have a gender preference. They are attracted to all and any gender. They are attracted to the person at their core rather than their associated gender.
Don’t make the mistake of stereotyping them with pans, or they might just hit you in the head with one
This is close to pansexuality with a little twist. While pansexual are attracted to all genders, polysexuals are also attracted to many genders, but not all of them. They like more than just men and women, but still, their preferences are limited.
Okay, so this one might be hard to understand at first go. Asexuals describe themselves as people who never feel sexually attracted to anyone and have no desire when it comes to sex. However, they do harbour romantic feelings unrelated to sex.
It is a sexual orientation in which one feels sexually attracted only to people whom they have an emotional bond with. People falling under this category may consider themselves asexual until they meet a person they connect on an emotional level.
This one might fall under the category of asexuality. These people might think they are asexual, but also experience sexual desires at rare and random occasions or events. Certain conditions need to me for these graysexual to get their engine up and running.
You must have heard about this one, since its an umbrella term. It refers to all the sexualities which don’t fall under the confirmative category of heterosexual or people who don’t fit into any of the said sexuality.
These people are the most interesting one as they don’t need people to define their sexuality. They are enough for themselves. In this sexuality, people are aroused by their own self. Meaning they can satisfy themselves sexually by masturbating and don’t have any sexual desire for other people.
Talk about independence
Okay! This might take a few minutes to sink in. Androsexual are sexually attracted to men and those with masculine features. So they can like men as well as women, so long as those women look masculine.
This is the opposite of the above mentioned. People under this sexuality have a sexual attraction to women and those who have feminine features. It’s the feminine nature of people that attracts Gynosexuals.
As the term goes these beings are flexible in their sexuality and are primarily attracted to people from their own gender but sometimes also are attracted to people from other gender categories.
We are sure you have gathered that this is similar to Homoflexible. It’s when someone typically has heterosexual desires in their life but on rare occasions find themselves sexually attracted to people with the same gender. Their heterosexual desires are flexible.
Sexualities are forever developing and there are many other sexualities that are yet to be explored. Until then we have covered the ones which are widely known by the LGBTQ community.
Keep yourself informed. To understand each other well, the most important step is to keep learning.
“Being humble doesn’t work as well as being aware”- Drake