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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 aromatic may feel little or no romantic attraction to others. An aromatic 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]

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. Pride-Flags: "Polyromantic (1)" (May 9, 2016). deviantart.com.
  2. "Exploring identities". lgbtq.unc.edu. (Archived on November 26, 2021).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "I Am A Polyromantic". optimistminds.com. (Archived on December 9, 2021).
  4. "Definition of Poly-". merriam-webster.com. Merriam-Webster.
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