Homosexual: attraction to the same gender (this is known as gay or lesbian)
Heterosexual: attraction to the opposite gender (this is known as straight)
Bisexual: attracted to two genders, most often boys and girls.
Pansexual: attracted to all & any genders.
Omnisexual: equal attraction towards all genders (this is different from pansexual because with pan, you can have preferences but with this you’re attracted to all equally)
Skoliosexual/Ceterosexual: attraction towards nonbinary individuals
Polysexual: attraction towards more than two genders, but not all
Demisexual: can only be attracted to someone after they’ve made an emotional bond with them
Asexual: no sexual attraction
Gray-asexual: seldom feeling sexual attraction. people who are gray-ace will likely feel sexually attracted to less than 5 people in their lifetime
Cupiosexuals: (part of the asexual spectrum) someone who doesn’t feel sexual attraction towards anyone, but still wants sexual relations
Lithsexual/Akiosexual: (part of the asexual spectrum) people who feel attracted to others, but don’t wish for the attraction to be reciprocated or to act on their attraction
Recipsexual: (part of the asexual spectrum) experiencing sexual attraction only after realizing someone is sexually attracted to you
Androsexual: attraction towards masculine individuals (mostly used by nonbinary or genderqueer individuals, as they don’t really have “opposite genders” so they can’t say “homosexual” and such)
Gynesexual: attraction towards feminine individuals (mostly used by nonbinary or genderqueer individuals, as they don’t really have “opposite genders” so they can’t say “homosexual” and such)
Romantic orientations: similar to sexual orientations, but romantic. So you could say you’re a panromantic lesbian and mean that you are interested in romance with people of any gender, but only sexual relations with other women.
(Feel free to add any I may have missed!)
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