** Updated version of previous Terminology Poster

Sexual, romantic, and gender identities are very personal and often change from person to person. The information below is is simply a general guide to some popular LGBT community terms. When dealing with these terms it is important to remember that gender identity, romantic attraction, and sexuality are independent of each other. Some of these term can be used in a derogatory way and care should be used when speaking with someone about their gender identity, sexuality, or romantic attraction. It is always a best practice to ask the person which terms they prefer.

    This is not all the terms under the LGBT umbrella and there are more being discovered every day. If you have a sexual orientation, gender identity, or romantic attraction that is not a part of this list please contact me so that I can add it to this list. I cannot promise that every group will be added or when I will get to it, but I will do my best to be as inclusive and timely as possible.

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Thought this was pretty interesting, so I decided to post it. A deeper look into sexuality opposed to the standard, straightforward terminology that most people go by. 

Instead of simply defining sexuality based off of sex alone, this would define one’s sexuality on their gender, rather that their sex, and I think that’s much better. It’s a little more detailed than this, but I’m not gonna post it all here when it’s on wikipedia already. Look it up, if you want to know the details, people.

From this point onward, I’m defining myself as Gynesexual/Gynephilic rather than heterosexual. It makes more sense for me, personally.


Gynephilia    A person that is sexual attraction to women or femininity, regardless of their gender identity.

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the aspec community actually does tend to base a lot of jokes, terms, etc. on gay/mlm/wlw/trans specific things.


- ace trace (gaydar)

- no romo (no homo–a phrase that exists for straight men to distance themselves from gayness)

- asexual agenda (gay/trans agenda–nearly always used in homophobic/transphobic contexts)

- aces loving aces/ala (women loving women or wlw/men loving men or mlm)

- artemisian (sapphic/achellian)

- compulsory sexuality (compulsory heterosexuality–lesbian specific)

- amatonormivity/allosexism (cis/heteronormativity and cis/heterosexism)

- androphilia/androsexual/romantic and gynephilia/gynesexual/romantic

history of the terms andro/gynephilia:

androphile was a term originally used to denote gay men who were attracted to men ages ~20-50. it was coined alongside three other terms including the terms paedophile, which referred to older men attracted to prepubescent boys, and ephebophile, which referred to men attracted to boys in age ranges from puberty to early 20s.

the usage of these terms by people on tumblr regarding sexuality is correct. androphile has come to mean “attraction to men” and gynephile has come to mean “attraction to women.”

however, these terms were specifically used by cis people to conceptualize the sexualities of trans people.

ex. to the cis people of that time, a trans man who is attracted exclusively to women could be described as both “heterosexual” (when this trans person’s “psyche is given preference”/after GRS) and “homosexual” (when this trans person’s “anatomy is considered”/after GRS if “technicalities” are considered), so the existing terminology was too confusing.

basically, cis people couldn’t categorize binary trans people as either “real” men or women, so they needed a term that denoted romantic and/or sexual attraction without referring to gender.

i’m tired of seeing posts making fun of people for saying that they feel like the aspec community takes everything from gay folks, including jokes and memes, about how ridiculous “aphobes” are for “calling the aspec community meme thieves.”

people are saying “the aspec community is stealing our jokes” in the context of all the terms and phrases and crap above that are specific to attraction to the same gender/gayness/transness that so many aspec community terms have been based off of, despite some of them having homophobic/transphobic origins.

no, that doesn’t mean every single aspec community term is bad or stolen or whatever, but it does mean that people are justified in being upset and suspicious.

so stop acting like the aspec community doesn’t do shit like this.

anonymous asked:

So, as a pansexual is alright to lean toward certain "genders". For example I lean toward the more feminine aspect of the non-binary genders. Does this still make me a pansexual or is there a different word for me?

Hello Anon!

What a beautiful day, isn’t it? Well it is anyhow in the Netherlands!

Androphilia, which is virtually synonymous with massexual/androsexual, means that you are attracted to masculinity in people, regardless of gender. Gynephilia, synonymous with femmesexual means you are attracted femininity. 

I know many people that identify as both pansexual and one of the above. If you actually prefer an actual gender instead of the masculinity/femininity, perhaps there is another term for it. In general it means you are attracted to either masculine or feminine physical and emotional tendancies.

I would call myself an Androphilia Pansexual. In my case, I have androphilia tendancies for the most part, however, here and there I do find myself attracted to people who are not specifically masculine.

Does this help?

I hope so! Otherwise, do not hesitate to ask again:)



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  • agender
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  • androphilia
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  • aromantic
  • asexual
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  • bisexual
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  • demiromantic
  • demisexual
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  • gender queer
  • gendervoid
  • grey aromantic
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  • greyromantic
  • gynephilia
  • intersexual
  • kalossexual
  • lithromantic
  • neutrois
  • pangender
  • pansexual
  • platoniromantic
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anonymous asked:

Are adrogophilia and pansexuality the same thing? (:

I guess you mean androphilia?

Basically, androphilia (from andro) means attraction towards males or masculinity, while gynephilia (from gyno) means attraction towards females or femininity. Check out Wikipedia on this.

People use these terms to refer to the gender/s of their attraction only, as opposed to using terms like heterosexual and homosexual, terms which also gender the person holding the attraction. These can be problematic / ambiguous if the person is genderqueer or non-binary. For instance, heterosexual means attracted to the “opposite” sex, but what is the “opposite” if you are genderqueer, or neutrois?

Pansexual is another term people use to define their sexual attraction, and it means that someone is attracted to all genders, or to people irregardless of their gender.

Androphilia and gynephilia (or gynecophilia) are terms used in behavioral science to describe sexual orientation, as an alternative to a homosexual andheterosexual conceptualization.

Androphilia or androsexuality describes sexual attraction to men or masculinity, and gynephilia or gynesexuality describes sexual attraction to women or femininity.

The terms are used for identifying a person’s object of attraction without attributing a sex assignment or gender identity to the person. This can avoid confusion and offense when describing people in non-western cultures, as well as when describing intersex and transgender people.

anonymous asked:

I'm a woman who experiences attraction towards any gender that isn't male... do you know if there's a word for that?

I believe so, the closest I can think of to that would be Gynephilia :) Gynephilia is basically a person that feels attraction to women or femininity, regardless of their gender identity. Since you say you are attracted to everything -except- men, I assume then you are attracted to women and feminine people over masculine people or traits. 

If you are looking for a sexuality term to describe yourself with, personally I would describe yourself as polysexual :3 since you are attracted to more than just 2 genders and are not attracted to males, polysexual basically mean you are sexually attracted to many genders but not all ^^

I hope this helped!!! :D

This study I found on the blog from a man who is currently detransitioning is too important to not spread. 

The researchers were comparing 24 gynephiliac(another way to say transgender, although more specific) brains, male and female, to those of cisgender persons, also male and female. 

The connection here is that, of course, the gynephiliac brains were different from the cisgender ones. The place in which they are different is related to self-perception, suggesting that something is not connected correctly to that part of the person’s brain. 

He cut off the end of the study because it got too scientific, I guess. I don’t know where the entire study is, but this is still a pretty good find.