Sunday, September 28, 2008

Word of the Gay: "Omnisexual"

An "omnisexual" is someone attracted to all genders, it is distinct from bisexuals who are attracted to two genders (male & female) and monosexuals who are attracted to one gender.

7 comments:

xyrra said...

I've struggled a lot recently, realizing that bisexual was too narrow a definition for me. Thanks for helping me clear things up!

MoonRaven said...

So how does this differ from a 'Pansexual' person? Or are these just two ways of saying the same thing?

Queers United said...

xyrra - I am glad you found it helpful, you might also like this earlier post http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2008/06/diversity-lesson-101-pansexuality.html

Moon - I think the two terms are pretty analogous. Thanks for asking.

Julie said...

So weird...a group of us literally just had a conversation about the pansexual/omnisexual thing!

jGrrl said...

Thank you! This is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I am so confused. I thought there were only two genders (male and female). Am I missing something?

Ianthe. said...

@anonymous ~ sex is biological, gender is socially constructed, one's sense of self as being/having male/female characteristics, or both, or neither, it's basically your classification of yourself as masculine/feminine.
personally i reject this dichotomy and view myself as genderless, though sexed girl... get it?

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