Romantic & Sexual Orientation

Orientation.

Funny word, that one.

Romantic attraction

Romantic attraction is something I still struggle to explain to people, but in short, it’s a matter of who a person has romantic (emotional) feelings for, and it has absolutely nothing to do with sex.

  • Aromantic: No romantic attraction
  • Demiromantic: Sometimes experiences romantic attraction, depends on bond with partner, partner’s gender may or may not matter.
  • Panromantic: Experiences romantic attraction with anyone regardless of gender.
  • Biromantic: Experiences romantic attraction with males and females.
  • Homoromantic: Experiences romantic attraction with partners of the same gender.
  • Heteroromantic: Experiences romantic attraction with partners of opposite gender.

Sexual attraction

Sexual attraction is easier to explain, but it’s no less complex. Romantic attraction has nothing to do with sexual attraction.

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