What are the most widespread sexualities in modern society? Among the few widely accepted ones are
These are the few sexuality types that are widely recognized in modern society. However, the list is not limited by these five labels. There are dozens of more specific sexual orientations you can identify as. Moreover, some people prefer to avoid labels to feel free from social constrictions. If you feel uncomfortable limiting yourself to only one specific sexuality, I encourage you to neglect any label and just be you.
In this Sexuality quiz, I’ve included several widely accepted and most numerous sexuality types. I wish I could fit all the minor titles, but that would create an enormous quiz. FOr now, I’ll just leave here a shortlist of some interesting and unusual sexualities for you to read about.
I bet you’ve never heard this term before. But you may be more familiar with the term narcissus? Autosexuals are not true narcissists in phycological terms (as in a diagnosed disorder), but they still take pleasure and satisfaction in their image. Such people get sexual gratification from looking at their bodies.
That thing about being unwilling to label yourself? That is a very modern thing to do. Thus, it’s gotten its own name - pomosexual. It describes people who just want to feel what they feel without putting a label on it.
Though, in a way, the fact that they’ve got a name of their own is a sort of labeling on its own, right?
Tell me what you think about this controversy.
This is a bit more complex sexuality to grasp. It identifies people who can be sexually aroused or attracted only under certain circumstances. One of the most common criteria is having a deep romantic relationship with a person. Some call it common sense but do not understand - they are literally unable to be sexually attracted otherwise.
This is more of a romantic orientation (not a sexual one) that lies in-between romantic and aromantic. And here I should expand on the aromantic term. It describes people who don’t develop romantic attractions. They can still be in a relationship, but not romantically-based. Do not confuse it with asexuals; it has nothing to do with sex.
In fact, any sexual orientation can be aromantic!
These are some of the most exciting orientations I’ve discovered. Now, if you experience any sexuality-related problems or simply want to make a difference in social and legal acceptance, the following organizations may be of help.
- Sexuality Information & Educator Council of the United States
- Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance
- International Society for Sexual Medicine
- Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
- European Federation of Sexology
- The Trevor Project
- It Gets Better Project
- Audre Lorde Project