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Sexual and Gender Identities
Sexual and Gender Identities are very personal and vary from person to person. The information below is simply a
general guide to some LGBT community terms. When dealing with these terms it is important to remember that gender
identity, romantic and sexuality are independent of each other. Some of these terms can be used in a derogatory
way and care must be used when speaking to someone about their gender identity. It is always best practice to
ask the person which terms they prefer.
The way a person defines their sexual preferences.
Lesbian: Females who are sexually, romantically or emotionally attracted to other females.
Gay: Males who are sexually, romantically or emotionally attracted to other males.
Bisexual: A person who is attracted to both males and females.
Hetrosexual: Colloquially referred to as being straight. A person who is heterosexual is one who is attracted to people of the opposite gender.
Asexual: A person who feels little or no sexual attraction to anyone or any gender identity.
Lipstick Lesbian: Feminine lesbian who is attracted to other feminine lesbians.
Pansexual: A person who is sexually, romantically or emotionally attracted to people of all genders.
Polysexual: A person whose gender identity is non binary & who is sexually, romantically attracted to others regardless of their gender.
Abrosexual: An individual that has a fluid and/or rapidly changing sexuality that fluctuates between different sexualities.
Apothisexual: Someone who is asexual and sex repulsed.
Autosexual: A person who prefers self gratification over other types of sexual activities.
Cupiosexual: Someone who doesn't have sexual attraction but desires a sexual relationship.
Demisexual: A person who does not feel sexual attraction until a strong emotional bond has been formed.
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).
Fraysexual: A person who has sexual attraction for strangers & acquaintances on a regular basis, but fades once they get to know someone.
Greysexual: A person who rarely has sexual attraction and/or under very specific circumstances.
Gyneohilia: A person that is sexually attracted to women or femininity regardless of their gender identity.
Lithsexual: A person who experiences sexual attraction but does not desire reciprocation for their attraction.
Placiosexual: A person wanting to give sexual pleasure to others, but preferably not having it reciprocated.
Skoliosexual: A person who is sexually and/or romantically attracted to non-binary individuals.
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.
The way a person expresses there personal feelings about where they fall in the spectrum of genders between male and female.
Transgender: A person who's gender identity is different than assigned at birth.
Transexual: A person who emotionally and psychologically feels that they belong to the gender opposite to their birth assignment.
Drag/Feather: A person who dresses in clothing opposite their gender. This is usually for personal expression and/or entertainment.
Gender Fluid: A person whose gender identity fluidly changed between male, female and neutral.
Intersex: A person who is born with characteristics or genitalia that are neither male or female.
Agender: Agender is a term which can be literally translated as "without gender". It can be seen either as a non-binary gender identity or as a statement of not having a gender identity.
Androgyny: Is the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics. Sexual ambiguity may be found in fashion, gender identity, sexual identity, or sexual lifestyle.
Bigender: A gender identity structure that allows for only male and female gender identities.
Demiboy: A demiboy is someone whose gender identity is only partly male, regardless of their assigned gender at birth.
Demigirl: A demigirl is someone whose gender identity is only partly female, regardless of their assigned gender at birth.
Gender Non-Binary: A gender identity structure that embraces a rainbow of genders instead of just male and female.
Genderqueer: An umbrella term for people whose gender identity is different from those assigned at birth.
Hermaphrodite: A person with both male and female genitals. Hermaphrodite being a term that can be seen as offensive however some people still identify as it.
Neutrois: A person who's does not identify with gender and often feel that they fall neutrally between male and female.
Pangender: Pangender is a non-binary gender experience which refers to a wide multiplicity of genders that can (or not) tend to the infinite (meaning that this experience can go beyond the current knowledge of genders).
Trigender: A person who's gender identity changes between male, female and third gender.
Two-Spirit: A Native American term for gender queer individuals within their communities.
Aromantic: A person who does not experience romantic attraction. This has nothing to do with sexuality.
Biromantic: A person who feels romantic attraction to both male and female identified individuals.
Demiromantic: A person who only feels romantic attraction after a strong emotional bond has been formed.
Greyromantic: Umbrella term for lithromantics and demiromantics.
Lithromantic: A person who feels attraction but does not want there feeling returned in any way.
Panromantic: A person who feels romantic attraction regardless of the other persons gender.
Polyamorous: A person who accepts, desires or practices the acceptance of having more than one intimate and/or sexual partner at a time.
Androromantic: A person who is romantically attracted to masculinity.
Gynoromantic: A person who's romantically attracted to femininity.
Hetroromantic: Attracted to the oppostite sex in a romantic way, but not necessarily in a sexual way.
Homoromantic: Attracted to the same sex in a romantic way, but not necessarily in a sexual way.
Monoromantic: An individual who is romantically attracted to individuals of only one gender identity.
Nothoromantic: Being sure or nearly sure that you're of an orientation, but having intrusive (sexual, romantic, otherwise) thoughts about other genders or situations you are not attracted to.
Polyromantic: Attracted to many, but not necessarily all sexes in a romantic way, but not necessarily in a sexual way.
Political & Fetish
Straight Ally: A person who identifies as heterosexual and supports the LGBT community and their activities.