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User avatar #506 - nightmarecorpse (04/22/2013) [-]
As far as I am aware, you can be straight, bisexual, homosexual, or asexual? other things people have told me don't seem to fit the actual definition of what sexuality is, so i don't see how there could be so many. Unless of course there are a bunch of weird ass hipster underground sexualities that people are trying to identify with just for the sake of being different. Not trying to be ignorant.
#515 to #506 - dblej ONLINE (04/22/2013) [-]
The whole idea behind this is Gender Identity not sexual orientation. Gender identity is how you perceive what gender you view yourself as being. Gender is the mental aspect of it, while sex is the physical. These are typically the Trans individuals whose gender identity doesn't match their sex. There's also the term Genderqueer and that's a blanket term used to describe anyone who doesn't fit into the mental male or female binary. A man who identifies as a woman still fits into this binary because he views himself as being a female which is one of the two accepted gender roles. That's the jist of gender identity. As for sexuality, you for the most part had it right. You did leave out another widespread orientation which is Pansexuality. Pansexuals aren't attracted to a person based on their gender like you or I are attracted to predominantly males, females, or both in the case of bisexuals. Pansexuals are more attracted to the personality of the individual and don't care if the person is male, female, trans, or genderqueer. There are people who don't feel like they don't fit into these categories and though I don't know any of them, I'd say there are some that want to be different and there are those who genuinely don't feel like they belong to any established gender. I hope this helps because this is the only practical use I've found for my human sexuality class so far. Here's a puppy for reading.
User avatar #513 to #506 - alexthebest (04/22/2013) [-]
The pic is referring to gender identity, but as for your question, I would imagine there are in-betweens. Maybe someone is gay but find the occasional woman attractive and may have dated one or two. I also heard about people who aren't physically attracted to anyone until they get to know them on a really personal, emotional level.
User avatar #519 to #513 - awesomenessdefined (04/22/2013) [-]
I think that's called falling in love.
User avatar #523 to #519 - alexthebest (04/22/2013) [-]
But to not be attracted to anyone at all until you get to know someone?
User avatar #524 to #523 - awesomenessdefined (04/22/2013) [-]
Kinda i guess. Imagine a really fat chick or something.
User avatar #512 to #506 - awesomenessdefined (04/22/2013) [-]
>pansexuals

The new bisexuals, apparently. Cringe every time I here them say it's a real thing, and not just edgy bisexuality.
User avatar #516 to #512 - dblej ONLINE (04/22/2013) [-]
Pansexuality is more along the lines of being personality based. Bisexuals tend to be predominantly attracted to one sex over the other.
User avatar #518 to #516 - awesomenessdefined (04/22/2013) [-]
So what I'm hearing is, bisexuality isn't a real thing, just people who like to experiment.

Correct me if I'm wrong, though.
User avatar #526 to #518 - dblej ONLINE (04/22/2013) [-]
Yes and no. There are certainly some people, mainly the young teenage girls, who only claim to be bisexual after experimenting one time. However, there are people who are genuinely attracted to males and females. The difference between this and pansexuality is that they aren't attracted solely by personality. Typically they are also not attracted to trans individuals, although that depends on the features of the person in question and the tastes of the Bisexual.
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