In order to appreciate the sexes, you must first understand what sexuality is. Sexuality is not the act of sex itself. Sexuality is a general term, which describes certain aspects of who you are as an individual. For instance, how you love, who you love and are attracted to, and how you present yourself in society. Your identity is the way you express yourself and how you feel about sex, arousal, eroticism, and your desires.
In addition to customary attitudes to what heterosexual, bisexual, and homosexual, should be. Throughout the years, society has been pretty busy establishing a multitude of sexualities, including:
- Androsexual — Being sexually attracted to men
- Heterosexual — Being sexually attracted to the opposite sex.
- Bisexual — Someone who's attracted to both women and men.
- Omnisexuals — Like pansexual, except they're not gender-blind
- Demisexual — Sexual attraction due to a robust heartfelt connection
- Asexual — A person who does not experience any sexual attractions
- Pansexual — Gender-blind and sexually attracted to all kinds of people
- Sapiosexual — Having a sexual attraction to intelligence (yes, it's a thing)
- Graysexual — Someone who, from time to time, experiences sexual attractions
- Autosexual — A person who would rather masturbate, in lieu of sexual activity
- Gynosexual — A sexual attraction to women, but the subject's own gender isn't determined like "lesbian" and "heterosexuals" are.
- Androgynosexual — Someone who's sexually attracted to androgynosexual women and men alike; and associates as female and male, neither female nor male, or somewhere in-between.
Obviously, not everyone would agree that the handful of available labels was applicable. Although labels may appear restrictive, they're very useful. By creating labels, you're much better able to attract people with like-minded sexual interests; it's also, in a way, confirmation that you're not alone in your sexuality.
These craftily created identities, many of which were created within the last 10 years, may even teach you a few things about your own sexual identity.
A Demisexual person is someone who's not able to acquire sexual attraction from anyone they have not gained a solid emotional link to. For instance, a person who is in-between identifying as sexual and asexual. They are likely to form an emotional attachment to you before attraction can occur. But when it does, it's normally long-term.
On the flip side, having an emotional bond with a demisexual person will not ensure they will gain any sort of sexual desire for you. Although, an emotional bond is a necessity for them to even consider sexual activity.
A demisexual's emotional bond is not always inclusive of romance and sex. The bonds they build could also be nonsexual. Keep in mind that creating a bond with a demisexual person is not a guarantee that they will be sexually attracted to you, and if so, they may ignore the urge altogether.
Bisexuals have said "bye" to restrictions. A bisexual person has no particular preference, as they are sexually attracted to females and males. Bisexuality is also one of the three primary classifications of sexual orientations, coupled with homosexuality and heterosexuality.
Bisexual people can develop an attraction and relationship with more than one gender. Simply put, bisexuals leave both options open, woo-hoo!
"Pan" is a Greek prefix that means "all". A pansexual person is someone who's attracted to all genders; emotionally, spiritually, and sexually. Being pansexual, oftentimes, is mistaken for being bisexual. However, bi-sexuality specifically means being attracted to both genders. While someone who's pansexual is enticed by all genders.
If you have this sexual orientation, you're likely attracted to people with no preference for sexual orientation or gender. Also known as omnisexual, these people think of themselves as gender-blind when referring to sexual attraction.
People who identify as pansexual aren't restricted to only sexual attraction, they can also be emotionally and romantically attracted to someone. The most common sign that you are pansexual is that you've noticed that you're not only attracted to women, men, and nonbinary people, you're capable of finding any gender sexually suitable. Omnisexuals need an omnipotent lubricant to help them with any situation, try some water-based lube that holds on tight.
A person who's attracted to someone's intelligence is referred to as sapiosexual. Sapiosexual people are aroused when the intellect is good. Gender is not important because it's your intelligence that attracts them and not their gender.
Sapiosexual arose from a Latin root word called "sapien," which translates to wise, and "sexualis," which means sexual. Additionally, anyone can define themselves as sapiosexual, including LGBTQIA+ people and heterosexuals alike.
Heterosexuality is another one of the three primary classifications of sexual orientation. It's also the most accepted, and the most common. Heterosexual people are attracted to the opposite sex, whether it's a woman-to-man attraction or a man-to-woman attraction.