Sexual Liberation: Part 2
Sexual liberation is ability to be free in your skin and in your choices irrespective of the judgement of others. Humans have a varied option to choose from when their sexuality is involved. It could be heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and pansexual. These are people we are romantically or sexually attracted to the same or opposite sex whilst gender identity is our psychological sex or what sex we believe to be. They are male, female, non-binary, gender fluid, and trans. The reason for sexual identification isn’t to shame people but to help individuals understand others sexual orientation and preferences.
Sexual exploration starts at different stages in humans but mostly as teens and in our early 20s. At the beginning most people may be unsure about their sexuality or find different people attractive. And if you feel this way, it is okay – remember the only constant thing in life is change.
People who are heterosexual, or “straight,” typically feel sexual and romantic attraction toward people who are of a gender different from their own.
It is an umbrella term for people who are gay, lesbian and bisexual. Gays are men who find men attractive, lesbians are women who find women attractive. Some nonbinary people, who do not identify with the traditional binary sexes (male and female), may also identify as lesbians. This may be because they feel a closer connection to womanhood and are mainly attracted to women. And bisexuals are people who find either sex attractive.
People are attracted toward men, males, or perceived masculinity irrespective of whether or not they were assigned male at birth. In the LGBTQ community, some allosexual people have a phobia for trans individuals. Androsexual persons are concerned about loving the souls of the people they are involved with and not their physical form.
Gynesexual or gynosexual
People who identify as gynesexual feel sexual attraction toward women, females, and perceived femininity irrespective of whether or not they were assigned female at birth. They are the opposite of androsexual.
Bicurious are interested in having a sexual or romantic experience with someone of the same gender. But it doesn’t mean they are homosexual. This is an uncertainty/explorative as to how they identify romantically or sexually. Those who identify as biromantic feel romantic, but not necessarily sexual, attraction towards others.
Pansexual and omnisexual
These sexual orientations refer to people who feel attraction toward people of all genders and sexes. For these individual’s gender is not a huge factor in sexual or romantic attraction.
Abrosexuality is having different levels of sexual or romantic attractions throughout your life. A person who is abrosexual may also have changes in their sexual orientation over time. For example, a person who is abrosexual might be sexually attracted to men at one point, then not sexually attracted to anyone weeks later. Someone who is abrosexual may have periods of different intensities of attraction.
Asexual is an umbrella term that encompasses a broad variety of sexual orientations. Those who identify with this orientation do not have to abstain from sex to be asexual. Some orientations that exist within the asexuality spectrum include; sex-indifferent: This refers to those who feel neutral about sex and sexual behaviour. Sex-repulsed: This refers to those who are repulsed by sex and sexual behaviour. Libidoist asexual: This term refers to those who are asexual and experience sexual feelings that they can satisfy with masturbation or self-stimulation.