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  • Gender and sexuality are two concepts that are incredibly individualized, and so it shouldn't be surprising that they are so complex.

  • It can be hard to navigate the world of sexuality due to the different terms and labels.

  • This video aims to help you navigate this world by arming you with some definitions and examples of ten different sexualities.

  • Some of which you might not even know about.

  • 1, Bisexuality.

  • The definition for bisexuality is actually something that is debated.

  • Originally, the standard definition was attraction to both genders.

  • However, as understanding of gender has evolved, people have argued for an evolved definition of bisexuality.

  • Some use the definition of the attraction to your own and other genders to incorporate non-binary genders within its definition.

  • Some famous examples of people who are bisexual are Brendon Urie from the band Panic! at the Disco, and actress: Angelina Jolie.

  • 2, Homosexuality.

  • This is one the terms that most people tend to be familiar with.

  • It means attraction to one's own gender, and sometimes referred as "gay" or "lesbian."

  • Famous examples include comedian, Alan Carr and presenter, Sue Peterson.

  • 3, Heterosexuality.

  • Heterosexuality is probably the most well-known sexuality.

  • And whether right or wrong, it is often thought of as the "default", this is known as heteronormativity.

  • It means attraction to genders other than your own.

  • It is most commonly used to refer to binary genders.

  • 4, Pansexuality.

  • Pansexuality is defined as an attraction to all genders.

  • Some say those who are pansexual don't care about gender when it comes to their attraction, though not all agree with this assessment.

  • Some people also use this sexuality and bisexuality interchangeably.

  • Miley Cyrus is a notable person who is pansexual.

  • 5, Polysexuality.

  • Polysexuality refers to people who are attracted to two or more genders.

  • Typically, bisexuality and pansexuality are types of polysexality; though not all people who are polysexual use these terms.

  • 6, Asexuality.

  • Asexuality is one of the lesser known sexualities.

  • It refers to someone who does not experience sexual attraction to any gender.

  • This does not mean; however, that they never have relationships or sex, which are common myths about asexuality.

  • Bojack Horseman, the TV show, explores asexuality through one of the major characters, Todd Chavez.

  • 7, Gray-Asexuality.

  • This is similar to the previous sexuality.

  • However instead of never experiencing sexual attraction, someone who is graysexual may very rarely experience sexual attraction.

  • They are still valid under the asexuality umbrella, despite occasionally experiencing sexual attraction.

  • 8, Demisexuality.

  • Demisexuality, again, can technically fall under the asexual umbrella.

  • People who are demisexual do experience sexual attraction while, only after an emotional connection is created.

  • They wouldn't find a stranger on the street sexually appealing.

  • But, after they get to know someone well, the possibility of sexual attraction is there.

  • Demisexuality is considered the half way point between asexuality and allosexuality: those who experience sexual attraction.

  • 9, Androsexuality.

  • Androsexuality is a sexuality that outside of LGBT circles is not well-known at all.

  • It refers to someone who is attracted to a masculine gender presentation.

  • This can refer to anyone of any gender: man, woman, or non-binary.

  • 10, Gynosexuality.

  • Gynosexuality, like Androsexuality, is not well-known.

  • It refers to someone who is attracted to a feminine gender presentation.

  • This could, again, refer to any individual of any gender.

  • We hope you feel more informed about sexuality,after watching this video!

  • Which sexuality do you most identify with?

  • Which sexualities were new to you?

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Gender and sexuality are two concepts that are incredibly individualized, and so it shouldn't be surprising that they are so complex.

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