Invisible Orientations

Updated on March 15, 2017
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Angela is a high school student and still trying to find her path as of yet. She hopes to be go into either the law or medical field.

Shining a Light

The reason not many people know beyond lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender, is that most of them are fairly rare. I understand this and I'm not the type of person to blame you for not knowing. This is simply meant to be informative for those of you who are interested. I personally am in one of these non-straight minorities. I self identify as asexual.

After hearing about asexuality and seeing how much it fit with me, I realized that some people probably are in orientation minorities and don't even know or have a word to describe how they feel. After that I knew I wanted to help others with this. I finally found my platform.

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Sexual Orientations

  • Asexual: A person that does not have sexual attraction to any gender
  • Androsexual- Attracted to people with an air of masculinity in any gender. The prefix andr- means male.
  • Androgynosexual: The sexual attraction to a non-binary gender identification. (Binary genders are male and female)
  • Demisexual: A subset of asexuality, people who never feel sexual attraction unless a strong emotional bond has already been formed.
  • Gynosexual: Gynosexual people are attracted to an air of femininity in any gender. The prefix gyn-means female.
  • Gray-asexuals (gray ace): People who rarely feel sexual attraction.
  • Lithsexual/Akiosexual- A sexual attraction that fades if feelings are reciprocated.
  • Monosexual- A sexual attraction to one gender when the attraction cannot be classified as homosexual or heterosexual.
  • Neutrosexual- Somebody who enjoys passionate romantic acts such as kissing and cuddling but does not enjoy the idea or the act of having sex.
  • Pansexual: While bisexual, by definition, is attraction to men and woman, many people think of that as the last option for all genders. This is not really true although some people who are pan probably identify as bi simply because the do not know this exists. Pansexuality is attraction to any and all genders, trans people, non-binary, gender fluid, and everything inbetween.
  • Polysexual: While similar to both bisexualty and pansexuality, polysexuals prefer to have the distiction. As the prefixes would suggest, as pan means all and bi means two, poly means many but not all. So polysexuals are attracted to more genders than bisexual people but less than pansexual people.
  • Skoliosexual- Sexual attraction to non-cisgender people.

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Gender Identities

  • Agender/Non-gender: Not having a gender identity. Often using they/them pronouns.
  • Androgynous: A gender expression that has elements of both masculinity and femininity.
  • Genderfluid/Genderqueer/Bigender: A gender identity best described as a dynamic mix of boy and girl but may feel more man some days, and more woman other days.
  • Intergender: A person whose gender identity is between genders or a combination of genders.
  • Pangender: A person whose gender identity is comprised of many gender identities and/or expressions.
  • Polygender/Multigender: Identifying as more than one gender or a combination of genders.
  • Third-gender: A gender identity where a person is neither male nor female, nor androgynous.
  • Transgender: Being the opposite gender to the one you were assigned at birth.

Split Orientations

There are many types of attraction. Many people never hear about split orientation. This can cause much confusion for people when trying to come up with a strictly sexual orientation level when they could have one sexual orientation and another romantic orientation. These are the different split orientation categories.

  • Aesthetic: The way aesthetic way someone looks similar to the beauty you would see in a painting or a flower.

  • Romantic: The appeal of someone as a romantic partner

  • Sensual: Desire for sensual actions. This is very similar to sexual as it involves kissing, cuddling, etc. The only difference is that there is no sex involved.

To classify a split orientation, just use a prefix from one of the sexual orientations and add the word from the split orientation. For example, somebody could be heterosexual biromantic. For most people all the types of orientation are weaved together like a rope and don't need any distinction, but split orientation really helps some people figure themselves out.

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