Understanding Different Sexualities

There are many different types of sexuality, and it is hard to define them all. This list includes what each type of sexuality means and how they can be defined. It depends on the person if they consider themselves part of any one of these types or more than one. But what is most important to remember is that there is no wrong answer when feeling sexual attraction towards someone - it's your choice who you show sexual interest in.

Heterosexual - Sexual attraction to individuals with the opposite gender / people who fit into society's definition of 'man' or 'woman'. This may include attraction to non-binary individuals if they identify within the confines of what society deems as acceptable attraction. Sexuality can be fluid; some people who consider themselves heterosexual may find themselves attracted to a member of the same gender later on in life.


Homosexual - Sexual attraction to members of one's own gender [people who fit into society's definition of 'man' or 'woman']. Sexuality can be fluid; some people who consider themselves homosexual may find themselves attracted to a member of the opposite gender later on in life.


Bisexual - Sexual attraction to two genders [people who fit into society's definition of 'man' and 'woman'] OR sexual attraction to members of more than one gender [individuals who don't fit into society's definition of 'man' and 'woman'] Sexuality can be fluid; some people who consider themselves bisexual may find themselves attracted to a member of the same gender later on in life.


Pansexual - Sexual attraction to all genders [individuals who don't fit into society's definition of man or woman]. Sexuality can be fluid; some people who consider themselves pansexual may find themselves attracted to a member of the opposite gender later on in life.


Asexual - Sexual disinterest, lack of attraction towards anyone (heteroromanticism). Sexuality can be fluid; some people who once considered themselves asexual might find they are able to enjoy sexual activities with another person after engaging in sexual acts for some time.


Genderqueer Sexual identity that does not fit within the gender binary. Sexuality can be fluid; some people who consider themselves genderqueer may find themselves attracted to a member of a different gender later on in life.


Monosexual are attracted to any one Gender. People who identify as only straight can also be considered monosexual, because they are attracted to one gender. Polysexual are attracted to different/multiple Genders but not all Genders.


Sexuality comes in many forms and shapes, and it does not matter what sexuality you identify as. Sexuality can be fluid; some people who consider themselves one type of sexuality might find they are actually more like another later on in life. Sexuality is a fluid concept that depends on the person and how they feel towards others. It is important that we know we don't need to fit into any specific category, because there's no "right" answer to who we're attracted to. We should all feel free enough to explore our own sexuality without worrying about what other people think of us or make assumptions about our identity. The above list is not conclusive as there are many other sexual identities people can choose to identify with.

 

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