SEXUALITY

Our sexualities are based on who we are romantically or sexually attracted to. Some people are attracted to people that are the same gender as them, and some aren't.

Though it's common for people to be labeled as "gay" or "straight", there are many other ways a person can identify.

Just because someone may decide to come out to family or friends, it doesn’t mean they have to come out to everyone. It’s quite common for people to be out in certain areas of their lives but not in others.

some terms that may come in useful;

HOMOSEXUAL

HETEROSEXUAL

BISEXUAL

PANSEXUAL

ASEXUAL

Feeling sexually attracted to people of the same gender as you (i.e. male & male/ female & female)

HOMOSEXUAL

Feeling sexually attracted to people of a different gender to you (i.e. male & female)

HETEROSEXUAL

Feeling sexually attracted to two different genders (i.e. male & female or male & male)

BISEXUAL

Feeling sexually attracted to someone based on their personality rather than their gender or sex. (i.e. many pansexual people say "gender does not matter to me when it comes to relationships")

PANSEXUAL

A lack or absence of feeling sexually attracted to anyone.

ASEXUAL

When someone doesn't feel sexually attracted to anyone, they may still feel romantically attracted to other people. They might use these terms:

Feeling romantically attracted to people of the same gender as you (i.e. male & male/ female & female)

HOMOROMANTIC

Feeling romantically attracted to people of a different gender to you (i.e. male & female)

HETEROROMANTIC

Feeling romantically attracted to two different genders (i.e being attracted to men & women)

BIROMANTIC

Feeling romantically attracted to someone based on their personality rather than their gender or sex.

PANROMANTIC

A lack or absence of feeling romantically attracted to anyone.

AROMANTIC