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Polyromantic, refers to someone who is romantically attracted to many, but not all, genders,[2] and not necessarily involving sexual attraction.[3]

Etymology[]

"Polyromantic" comes from the prefix poly-, meaning "many".[4]

Distinction[]

Aromantic[]

An individual who is aromantic may feel little or no romantic attraction to others. An aromantic person does not feel the innate need to connect on a deeper emotional or physical level.[3]

Panromantic[]

An individual who is panromantic is emotionally and spiritually attracted to anyone, regardless of gender identity, but not in a sexual manner.[3]

Polyromantic

A polyromantic flag

Polysexual[]

An individual who is polysexual can be attracted to anyone, regardless of gender in a sexual manner. However, for someone who is polysexual, sexual identity does matter, and is attracted to individuals of a certain identity. As an example, someone attracted to women, would be attracted to those who identify as female.[3]

Notes and references[]

  1. "Polyromantic (1)" by Pride-Flags on <deviantart.com>. Published May 9, 2016. (no backup information provided)
  2. "Exploring identities" on <lgbtq.unc.edu>(Archived on 2021-11-26)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "I Am A Polyromantic" on <optimistminds.com>(Archived on 2021-12-09)
  4. "Definition of Poly-" on <merriam-webster.com>. Published by Merriam-Webster. (no backup information provided)
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