I am creating this page so that everyone will find themselves in the terms used in this blog. I’ll update it as I write. Again, I don’t pretend to know everything, so these definitions only involve my own view. Feel free to exchange if you think I’m mistaken.

2+2

2 + 2 is practiced by swinger couples. The 2 + 2 allows couples to exchange partners then separated in 2 different spaces to make love.

Abrosexual

Person whose sexual orientation changes over time, often and suddenly. All sexual orientations are concerned.

Acosexual

Person whose bad experiences with sex have removed her from sexual attraction. It’s the opposite of allosexuality.

Akioromantism/Lithromantism

A lithromantic / akoiromantic person may feel romantic attraction towards an individual but does not wish that this feeling is reciprocal or does not wish to be in a so-called “official” relation with the person loved. It is a one-way, one-way romance that revels in the absence of return. Being in a relationship or a relationship status makes lithromantic / akoiromantic people uncomfortable or sick and can make them lose their romantic attraction to the other.

Allosexuality

Concept that encompasses the different sexual orientations of heterosexuality, denoting homosexuality, bisexuality, transgender and transsexual people …. A allosexual person is a person who feels having sentimental attractions, practices or sexual orientation other than strict heterosexuality, asexuality or autosexuality. This is a proposed translation of the word Queer.

Altersexuality

Conception of the sexual diversity by which an individual refuses a categorization or a permanent (or firm) labeling of his sexual orientation or his sentimental attractions, without being libertin.

Androgynoromantic/Androgynosexual

Person who is emotionally/sexually attracted to androgynous people.

Androromantism/Androsexuality

Emotional/Sexual attraction through masculinity. An androsexual is therefore any person who has so-called masculine characteristics (a masculine woman, a masculine man, regardless of whether he or she is lesbian, hetero, gay, etc.).

Antisexual

Person who opposes sexuality by thinking that she is bad. Antisexuality is distinct from asexuality because it is an opinion, whereas asexuality is a sexual orientation.

Apothiromantism / Apothisexual

Aromantic/Sexual orientation where the person has an aversion, a rejection of the relationship/sex.

Aromantism

Love orientation where the person concerned does not feel romantic attraction, love desire, or interest in romantic relationships, that is to say based on feelings. For some people, “falling in love” is a common phenomenon. For others, it’s very rare. For the aromaniacs, it does not happen at all. They are not in lack of emotional or personal connection. The aromantic personne has a sex life but does not respect the principle of “monogamous exclusivity” (hand in hand, kisses, etc.). This does not mean that she does not cling to anyone or feel anything, but she does not fall in love in the traditional sense of the word. They simply do not have an instinctive need to develop sentimental bonds. They may need as much support as romantics, but these needs can be met on a platonic level. His/ hers relations will therefore be of the order of friendship, which will be loyal. It is a bit like the asexuality, but in love.

Asexuality

Sexual orientation where the person concerned does not feel sexual attraction, desire or interest in sex. An asexual can be tender with his/her partner, but does not necessarily want sexually. Nothing prevents him from making love: it’s just that he does not really want to do it. Assexuality has no cause, it does not become because of trauma or other. Assexuality is divided in many directions, because there are many feelings, that I could not all quote here, because I do not necessarily know them.

Note: An asexual person does not necessarily have an aversion to sex, just a no need to have sex. Also, some people involved consent to having sex if they have a partner, a fiancé-e-s, in a certain setting, without feeling the need. The human being is a complex being, so no, it’s not easy to define everything, there are as many different feelings as assexual people. It depends on a lot of things.

Aegosexuality / Autochorissexual

It is a subset of asexuality which is defined as: a disconnection between oneself and a sexual target/object of arousal; it may involve sexual fantasies or arousal in response to erotica or pornography, but the personn lacking any desire to be a participant in the sexual activities therein.

Apathromantic/ Apathsexual

Someone whose are indifferent in receiving a romantic/sexual attraction or acting it out.

Apresexual

Person who feels sexual attraction only once another form of attraction (romantic, platonic, sensual …) has been felt. The original attraction may or may not fade / be replaced by the new attraction.

Autosexuality

Sexual and emotional attraction for oneself. These people have a lot more pleasure by masturbation than by other sexual practices.

Belluromantic/Bellusexual

Person who is fine with and enjoys romantic/sexual coded things, but does not desire a relationship.

Biromantic/ Birosexuality

Sexual attraction or feeling of love for both people of the same sex and the opposite sex.

Borearomantic/Boreasexual

Person who has a definite romantic/sexual orientation, but with an exception.

Burstromantic/Burstsexual

Person who experiences romantic/sexual attraction in sudden bursts and with no reason. This fade away quickly.

Caedsexual /Kalossexual

Person who had sexual attraction before, but no longer because of trauma.

Caudalism

Candaulism

Sexual practice in which someone feels excitement when they see their partner make love to another person without their participation. Candaulism responds to a cerebral excitement where fantasy and imagination mix.

Coast to side

Practice grouping two couples who make love each with their respective partner side-by-side, no sexual contact is created in the two couples. The coastal side allows to deal exclusively with his spouse while having the excitement to show off, but also to see the other couple at his side make love.

Cupiosexual

Person who wants / seeks to have sex, but does not feel any sexual desire.

Demiromantism

Aromantic orientation or the person can have a romantic relationship, or/or desire of love for a person only after forming a link, a very strong emotional connection. The long-time partner therefore has the monopoly of his romantic attentions and intentions.

I.e : this term can be combined with other: example: demipansexual, demiheteroromantic.)

Demisexuality

Sexual orientation where the person can only have sex and/or sexual desire for a person after having formed a bond, a very strong emotional connection with this personn.

The Free Couple

The members of this couple are totally free as well on the sexual plan as that of the emotional. These partners a little off standards enjoy love, but not exclusivity. They also reject the marriage. Their common life draws up around projects to move forward together on the way of the life.

Enseniromantic/ Ensenisexual

Person who feels romantic/sexual attraction only when he feels a strong emotion. Emotion can be sadness, anxiety, fear, anger, jealousy, humiliation, compassion, joy, etc.

The Exclusive Couple

Couple within which none of the partners desires another person other than his spouse.The exclusivity can be declined exclusively sexual (not of batifolage with somebody else) or emotional exclusivity (no ambiguous feelings for somebody else).

Exhibitionism

A libertine behavior in which couples expose themselves by revealing themselves or making love in front of other people without contact between them or sexual intercourse shared with voyeurs. Exhibitionism in public is punishable by law, so it is advisable to practice it in suitable places such as swingers clubs …

Frayromantic/Fraysexual

Person who feels emotionally /sexual attraction for someone she just met, but that desire disappears once she starts to know that person.
Emotionally /Sexual attraction is related to the relationship with the target person: the stronger the emotional connection, the lower the sexual attraction. (opposite of demisexual).

Gang Bang

Sexual practice is to gather a large number of men around one or more female partners so that this or these will give them pleasure.

Gay Bear

Subdivision of the gay community. “Bears” means homosexual men with facial and body hair more or less provided and visible. Bears are also wrapped or fat, this is not usually a distinguishing feature. The common point between all these variants is the display of a “masculinity” more or less exacerbated excluding most of the codes of other gay groups.

Greyromantic

Romantic orientation that lies between the aromanic and the romantic. For example, a gray-romantic may experience romantic attraction but not often, but also experience romantic attraction but not desire romantic relationships. He may also desire relationships that are not completely platonic or romantic.

Greysexuality

Sexual orientation that lies between asexuality and sexuality. The person has low libido and rarely has a desire for others. She takes more pleasure in being with the loved one than for sex.

Gyneromantic/Gynesexual

Person who is emotionally/sexually attracted by femininity. It is essentially the same thing as the androromantic/androsexual, but on the feminine side. Gyneromantic/Gynesexuality applies to all sexual identities as long as this identity exudes femininity.

Gynoromantic/Gynosexual

Person who is emotionally/sexually attracted to women.

Heterofluid

Person who is heterosexual but is willing to engage in a homosexual relationship / activity on occasion.

Heteroromantic/Heterosexual

Person who feels a romantic / sexual attraction for people of a different sex.

Holosexual

Person who is sexually attracted to holographic things (e.g.: Nail polishes, poster boards, phone cases, ect.)

Homofluid

Person who is homosexual but is willing to engage in a heterosexual relationship / activity on occasion.

Homoromantic/Homosexual

Person who feels a romantic / sexual attraction for people of the same sex.

Hyperromantique/ Hypersexual

Person who feels a lot of sexual attraction. For men, hypersexuality is also called satyriasis. For women, we speak of nymphomania.

Hyporomantic/Hyposexual

Person who feels very little romantic / sexual attraction.

The Libertin Couple

Couples without real sexual exclusivity. When you ask a libertin one to define him couple, he will be very embarrased, because under the banner of Libertinism, there is hundred different practices, most of the time in a group: xhibitionism, voyeurism, troilism (bi or not—bi), threesome, swapping, candaulism.

Lithromantism/ Akioromantism

A lithromantic / akoiromantic person may feel romantic attraction towards an individual but does not wish that this feeling is reciprocal or does not wish to be in a so-called “official” relation with the person loved. It is a one-way, one-way romance that revels in the absence of return. Being in a relationship or a relationship status makes lithromantic / akoiromantic people uncomfortable or sick and can make them lose their romantic attraction to the other.

Metrosexual

Metrosexual is a portmanteau of metropolitan and heterosexual, coined in 1994 describing a man (especially one living in an urban, post-industrial, capitalist culture) who is especially meticulous about his grooming and appearance, typically spending a significant amount of time and money on shopping as part of this. While the term suggests that a metrosexual is heterosexual, it can also refer to gay or bisexual men.

The Monogamous Couple

Completely exclusive couple sexually as affectively.

Omniaromantic/Omniasexual / Omnia / Omniaelxi 

Person who does not feel romantic/sexual, sensual or aesthetic attraction for anyone and under any circumstances, and for whom to engage in a romantic/sexual relationship has no interest.

The Open Couple

Couple in which both partners, of a common agreement, get on not to be exclusive sexually. It means that the members of the household give themselves “the permission” To sleep with other people, to have extra-marital relations, but remain exclusive emotionally. The distinction which we make with the libertin couple (cf definition), it is that generally, they prefer to live their sexual freedom each from his/her part, with various arrangements in terms of transparency.

Panaromantic/Panasexual

Person who does not feel romantic/sexual, sensual or aesthetic attraction for anyone and under any circumstances, and for whom to engage in a romantic/sexual relationship has no interest.

Panromantic

A person emotionally – but not sexually – attracted to other people, regardless of their gender. They cultivate universal love devoid of sex.

Pansexuality

Sexual attraction or lover’s sentiment for any individual regardless of their biological sex or sexual orientation (man, woman, bigeners, queers, etc.). For a pansexual person, gender and sex are not part of the “selection criteria”.

Placioromantic/Placiosexual

Person who desires to perform acts associated with a type of attraction for/on their partner(s) despite not feeling that type of attraction or not for himself

Polyamory

In this menage the partners adduce to love several people at the same time. Every couple is thus unique. Sometimes, the members establish a hierarchy between the relations by defining one primary couple all around of which revolve the secondary, but in the great majority, there is no hierarchy by advocating a very open relation without any jealousy between the various members. As for the free couples, the projects are the cement of its couples.

Polysexuality

Sexual attraction for multiple genders and/or sexes. They may be attracted to people of certain genres without the ability or desire to be with others. A polysexual person is a person who includes or is characterized by many different forms of sexuality, but not all. Polysexuality is different from polyamor, which is the desire to be intimately involved with more than one person at a time, or pansexuality, which is the attraction for all kinds and sexes.

Post Rubor

Person who develops very quickly crushes / squishes or feelings towards someone, but once the initial enthusiasm passed, the feelings also disappear. These can last from a few days to a few months. This concerns both romantic and sexual orientation.

Queer

A person who does not identify with heterosexual sexuality, or who does not feel part of a defined gender.

Queer-platonic

These people have relationships not really sentimental but that go through very strong emotional bonds often deeper or more intense than those who traditionally define friendship.

Quoisexual ou WTFsexual

Person who has difficulty distinguishing sexual attraction from other forms of attraction (platonic, romantic, sensual, etc.)

Requiesromantic/Requiesssexual

Person who does not feel romantic/sexual attraction because of emotional fatigue and /or a particular cause (illness, physical or mental condition, long tiredness, bad memory, aggression, abusive relationship etc).

Romantic Attraction

Romantic attraction is a feeling that makes you want a romantic relationship with another person. It is very difficult to define. For simplicity, it’s a special affection for someone who differs from how you feel about friends, family, or people you admire. This is the object of our love desire. This romantic attraction can be physical (without being sexual) and / or psychic. It can be characterized by a unique euphoria, even a surrealistic anxiety, when one feels or thinks of that person, and is different from the worship of a hero. It typically invokes tickling in the belly, larger heartbeats, or a feeling of “fusion” by interacting with that person, a certain obsession, a warm and fuzzy feeling, and the feeling of being brought into a dreamy state of mind, but experiences can vary greatly depending on the individual or the intensity of the case. Desires such as the desire to attach or be physically close to this person are extremely common when you feel a romantic attraction, but there is no exclusive desire for romantic attraction, and some of these Desires may be absent when one is attracted by someone.

Often, the romantic orientation and sexual orientation are the same, but they may be different!

Romantic Orientation

A person’s romantic orientation refers to how that person’s romantic attraction will be directed to one or more particular genres. Many sexual (i.e non-asexual) people have a romantic orientation that is aligned with their sexual orientation. This means that the gender (s) of the person (s) from whom they fall in love is the same as the gender (s) of those for whom they feel sexual attraction. For example, a number of them are heterosexual and hetero-romantic.

For asexual people, who do not experience sexual attraction, one must refer to their romantic orientation to know which are the gender (s) (if any) of those with whom they are predisposed to forming romantic relationships.

It must also be remembered that in the same way that not everyone is sexual, not everyone is romantic. Some people are aromaniac, while others are more likely to be in between.

Quaromantic/Quasexual

Person who feels non-traditional romantic / sexual attractions.

Sapioromantism/Sapiosexuality

Romantic/Sexual attraction above all by the intelligence of a person, his vivacity of spirit.

Sexual Orientation

Refers to what one is sexually attracted to.

Skolioromantism/Skoliosexuality

Romantic/Sexual attraction to non-binary individuals (who do not recognize themselves in the opposition between the female and male gender) or those who do not define themselves as cisgender (the opposite of transgender, so someone who feels agree with his kind of birth). The term generally does not describe an attraction to a specific gender or given roles at birth because it has an inclusive connotation.

Swinging

Sexual practice where partners have sex with one or more couples and practice “couple-less” penetration. Sometimes, caresses, blowjobs, cunnilingus, rimming are shared “out of couple”, only the penetration remains exclusive to the respective partner.

Triolism

Sexual practice in which three people participate simultaneously. Called more familiarly “Trio” or “triangular part” is composed of a couple joined by a man or a woman.

Voyeurism

Practice of observing people who make love together. Voyeurism goes very often with exhibitionism because one observes and the other practices One can be one and / or the other, depending on the circumstances.

Zedromantic/Zedsexual

Person who is not on the aromantic / asexual spectrum (alternative term for alloromantic / queer).