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Posts from the Uconn Rainbow Center Staff
Here’s some terminology about gender that many people get wrong! To learn more, go here: www.transstudent.org/gendergrammar
I think this is really good information to know for anyone who was unsure about which words to use.
Another resource for folks who either won’t or can’t ask those around them for proper wording about trans* issues.
"asexuality is just the lack of a sex drive, or a really low one" uuhhh no. really, no. that is incorrect, you have been lied to, i’m sorry.
asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone. sex drive is your horny meter. you can still be horny and not be sexually attracted to people! similarly you can be sexually attracted to people and not be horny!! amaze
oh my god this actually clarifies so much thank you
All our identities and qualities combine and interact to make us who we are. They’re important when we interact with other people and communities we’re part of. One of the identities that interact with bisexuality is gender - your own and other people’s.
Alloromantic: someone who experiences romantic attraction.
- Heteroromantic: romantically attracted to people of another gender only.
- Homoromantic: romantically attracted to people of the same gender only.
- Biromantic: romantically attracted to two or more genders.
- Panromantic: romantic attraction has no regard to gender.
- Gynoromantic: romantically attracted to femininity
- Androromantic: romantically attracted to masculinity
Aromantic: someone who does not experience romantic attraction.
- Cupioromantic: does not experience romantic attraction, but still desires a romantic relationship.(previously kalosromantic)
Grayromantic: someone who is neither alloromantic nor aromantic, or someone who is between alloro and aro.(Also called gray-romantic, grayaromantic, gray-aromantic)
- Akoiromantic: experiences romantic attraction, but does not wish for (or does not require) those feelings to be reciprocated. (Can be either akoiromantic or akoineromantic, and was previously called “lithromantic” but there were issues with that term)
- Demiromantic: experiences romantic attraction only after forming a close bond.
- Quoiromantic: is confused by romantic attraction, or cannot tell the difference between romantic and platonic attraction.(also called WTFromantic)
- Recipromantic: does not experience romantic attraction until they know someone is interested in them first.
- Idemromantic: experiences romantic and platonic attraction similarly or identically, but categorizes them into romantic or platonic based on factors other than the feelings themselves.(source)
A list of romantic orientations! I included all of the ones I could find, but I’m expecting the list to be either incomplete or flawed, so if you have any corrections, please let us know.
Also, if you know the source of a term and it isn’t included, drop us a message and we’ll add it. Thanks!