SEXUALITY & GENDER IDENTITIES
Abrosexual: someone whose sexuality is changing or fluid. ie: could be gay one day, then asexual the next, then polysexual and so forth.
Abrorantic: someone whose romantic orientation is fluid and/or often changes.
Achillean: also known as men-loving men (MLM). There is discord with this term.
Aegoromantic: someone whose experience a disconnection between yourself and the object of your romantic attraction and/or romantic fantasy.
Agender: denoting or relating to a person who does not identify themselves as having a particular gender.
Akoritomantic: a romantic orientation defined by a lack of romantic attraction towards someone, but not want/need them to reciprocate the feelings and/or might even lose the romantic attraction towards them if they do.
Apothiromantic: someone who doesn’t experience romantic attraction and are romance-replused.
Asexual: Individuals who don’t experience sexual attraction to others of any gender.
Aroflux: an individual whose romantic attraction fluctuates between different levels of aromantic and allromantic.
Aromantic: someone who experiences little or no romantic regardless of sex or gender. people who are aromantic can be non-sexual or sexual.
Autochorrisexual: a tendency to have erotic fantasies in third person, to imagine some other people having sex, not oneself having sex with some other person
Autochorissexual/Aegosexual: disconnect between oneself and the target of sexual arousal.
Placiosexual: wanting to do sexual things with someone else, but are okay if they actions are not reciprocated (deals with action, not attraction) Abrosexual: orientation fluctuates between different orientations.
Bisexual: an individual who experiences sexual, romantic, or emotional attractions to people of more than one gender
Biromantic: someone who experiences romantic attraction, not sexual attraction to individuals of more than one gender.
Closeted: people in the LGBTQIA+ of Queer community who don’t publicly or openly share their sexual identity, sexual attraction, sexual behaviour, or gender expression or identity. (this isn’t always due to shame, and is often for the safety of the individual).
Cisgender: denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex
Cupiosexual: asexual people who don’t experience sexual attraction but still have the desire to engage in sexual behaviour or a sexual relationship.
Cupioromantic: aromatic people who don’t experience romantic attraction but still have the desire to engage in romantic behaviour or a romantic relationship.
Demigender: individuals who feel a partial connection to a particular gender identity. These include: demigirl, demiboy and demiandrogyne.
Demiromantic: individuals who experience romantic attraction under specific circumstances, such as building a romantic or emotional relationship with someone.
Frayromantic (also known as ignotasromantic): a romantic orientation on the aromantic spectrum. It is defined as when someone only experiences romantic attraction towards those that they are not deeply connected with, and lose that attraction as they get to know the person.
Fluid: term referring to the fact that sexuality, sexual attraction, and sexual behaviour can change over time and be dependent on the situation.
Gay: term describing individuals who experiencing sexual, romantic, emotional attraction to people of the same or similar gender (usually used in reference to gay men, but is also used by lesbians)
Gender-fluid: denoting or relating to a person who does not identify themselves as having a fixed gender.
Gray aromantic: rarely experience romantic attraction and/or only under certain circumstances and/or experience romantic attraction without the desire to act on it
Graysexual: term used to acknowledge the grey area on the sexual spectrum for people who don’t explicitly and exclusively identify as asexual or aromantic.
Greyromantic: romantic orientation that describes individuals whose romantic attraction exists in the grey area between romantic and aremantic
Iamvanorantic: Someone who doesn’t have the desire to show romantic affection for someone, but has the desire to receive some.
Idemromantic: Individual who can’t tell whether they experience romantic attraction or platonic attraction and distinguish them by using other factors.
Intersex: people are individuals born with any of several variations in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones or genitals that, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, "do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies"
Lesbian: a woman or non-binary person who experiences sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction to people of the same or similar gender.
Lithosexual: or akoiromantic people feel romantic attraction but don't want to have it returned. The attraction may also go away when someone does have feelings for them.
LGBTQIA+: acronym that often describes individuals who don’t identify as exclusively heterosexual or exclusively cisgender (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trandgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, and +)
Non-binary or Genderqueer: is a spectrum of gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminine—identities that are outside the gender binary. Non-binary identities can fall under the transgender umbrella, since many non-binary people identify with a gender that is different from their assigned sex.
Non-conforming: is behavior or gender expression by an individual that does not match masculine or feminine gender norms.
Noviromantic: an individual whose romantic orientation can’t be explained with words.
Omisexual: used to describe individuals whose sexuality isn’t limited to people of a particular gender, sex, or sexual orientation.
Pangender: people are individuals who have many gender identities and/or gender expressions, which can be fixed (many at once) or fluid (moving from one to another, often more than two).
Pansexual: individual who can experience sexual, romantic, emotional attraction to any person, regardless of that person gender, sex, sexuality (generally they don’t find an individual’s gender sexually attractive)
Panromantic: individuals who can experience romantic, or emotional (but not sexual) attraction to any person regardless of that persons gender, sex or sexuality.
Passing: refers to society’s perceptions and assumptions of someone’s sexuality or gender. Most commonly used to discuss the frequency and extent to which an LGBTQIA+ person is perceived as or assumed to be straight or cisgender. Some people actively pursue passing, while others are uncomfortable being perceived as straight or cisgender.
Placiosexual: wanting to do sexual things with someone else, but are okay if they actions are not reciprocated (deals with action, not attraction)
Placiororamntic: individuals don’t have the desire to receive romantic affection, but have the desire to show some.
Polyamory: is the practice of, or desire for, intimate relationships with more than one partner, with the informed consent of all partners involved. It has been described as "consensual, ethical, and responsible non-monogamy
Polycule: a connected network of people in non-monogamous relationships.
Polysexual: individuals are attracted to people of multiple genders. People who identify as polysexual often use that word because it suggests a greater variety of sexual orientations than traditional gender binaries of male and female, or hetero- and homosexual.
Queer: an umbrella term that describes individuals who aren’t exclusively heterosexual. The term acknowledge that sexuality is a spectrum as opposed to a collection of independent and mutually exclusive categories.
Questioning: the process of being curious about or exploring some aspect of sexuality or gender
Quoiromantic: someone can’t tell whether or not you experience romantic attraction or you can’t tell what kind of attraction you experience.
Recipromantic: someone who generally doesn’t experience romantic attraction. They might experience romantic attraction toward someone once they realise they experience romantic attraction towards them.
Romantic Attraction: the experience of having an emotional response that results in the desire for a romantic, but not necessarily sexual, relationship or interaction with another person
Romantic Orientation: isn’t an aspect of self and identity that involves; how you identify. How you experience romantic desire (if you do). The gender(s) or sex(es) of the person who engages in romantic relationships (if any). The gender(s) or sex(es) of the people someone is romantically attracted to (any).
Sapiosexual: refers to people who are only attracted to people they consider highly intelligent.
Sapphic: relating to lesbians or lesbianism.
Sexual Attraction: experiencing sexual desire or arousal in relation to another person or group of people
Sex Averse: those who are usually ace and are averse to or extremely disinterested in sex/sexual behaviour.
Sex Favourable: those who usually ace and in certain situations can have favourable or positive feelings towards sex.
Sex Indifferent: those who are usually ace and feels indifferent or neutral about sex or sexual behaviour
Sex Repulsed: those who are usually ace and are repulsed by or extremely disinterested in sex/sexual behaviour
Transgender: those who identify as different gender than the one assigned at birth, whether that’s male, female, non-binary, or just somewhere on the spectrum of gender.