As the world begins to acknowledge the way people experience and express themselves via their sexual orientation, it is, therefore, ideal to recognise and celebrate the different types of sexuality that exist around the world. However, it is crucial to comprehend what sexuality is before we go any further.

Who a person feels attracted to or not depends on their sexuality or sexual orientation. Usually, this attraction is either platonic or romantic. 

The desire to engage in sexual activity or establish a romantic relationship with another person is known as sexual attraction. It frequently also refers to a person’s physical attraction—or lack thereof—to others. 

A person’s expression of love within a relationship is referred to as romantic attraction. A person does not need to be in a sexual relationship, feel sexual attraction to an individual or be romantic to be sexual. 

People who identify with one or more sexual orientations may discover that their sexuality evolves with time.

10 types of sexuality in the world today

Gay

Being homosexual indicates that a person is attracted to another person of the same gender romantically, sexually, and/or emotionally. A gay is, therefore, a man who is a homosexual person. However, the use of the term gay is sometimes perceived as derogatory because of its pejorative use by some members of the public.

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Lesbian 

Lesbian sexuality

This term is used to refer to women who are attracted to other women romantically, physically, or emotionally. However, some women might want to simply be labelled as gay, which, as earlier mentioned, is the common term used to refer to homosexual orientation.

Bisexual

Bisexual

Bisexuals are individuals who have a romantic and emotional attraction to both men and women. A person can be bisexual without ever having had sex with someone of the same gender or someone who is the opposite gender. They can also have different levels of bisexuality throughout their lifetime.

Queer

Queer sexuality

The term queer is used to describe individuals who deem the categories gay, lesbian and bisexual as too constrictive. It serves as a catch-all phrase for both gender and sexual minorities. The Q in LGBTQ can also stand for “questioning”, indicating that the person is still unsure of their gender or sexual orientation. 

Queer was from the 18th to the early part of the 20th century deemed as a pejorative term, especially against the gay community. However, members of the LGBTQ+ community now use the term.

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Heterosexual 

Heterosexual

Persons who identify as heterosexual are typically thought of as being straight, which indicates they are attracted to people of the opposite gender both romantically and sexually.

Androsexual

Androsexual

Androsexuals are people who are drawn to the idea of men in general, irrespective of their gender. It is, however, crucial to note that this does not imply that the person is sexually attracted to a man. An androsexual person may find him or herself drawn to an individual who has a male appearance.

Asexual 

Asexual

Asexual is a catch-all phrase that covers a wide range of sexual inclinations. 

The LGBTQIA Resource Center describes asexuality as a spectrum. Some people who refer to themselves as asexual may have no sexual or romantic attraction to anyone, whereas others might have different levels of attraction to others. It is not necessary to refrain from sexual activity to identify as asexual.

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Polyamorous 

Polyamorous sexuality

A polyamorous individual has numerous partners with whom they are consensually involved romantically and/or sexually at the same time. In such circumstances, partners are aware of and discuss openly their relationships with multiple people, and frequently there are established ground rules. Polyamorous people do sometimes have relationships with monogamous partners.

Pansexual

Singer Janelle Monae representing Pansexuals

Pansexual people may refer to themselves as gender-blind, meaning that they are not limited in their sexual choice irrespective of sex, gender, or gender identity. They are thought to attract people regardless of gender.

Sexual Fluidity 

Sexual Fluidity 

Sexuality in individuals can change, that is the basis of sexual fluidity. Those who identify themselves in this category have not established their sexual orientation, meaning they do not define themselves by any particular sexuality.

Conclusion 

There are a variety of other sexualities that were not covered in this piece. Individuals in this age now have more alternatives to suit their sexual orientation. But the most crucial thing to keep in mind is to accept other people’s decisions and avoid being uninformed.

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