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Lithosexual Definition

Lithosexual, also known as lithrosexual, lithsexual, akiosexual, quoisexual or koi-sexual, is the sexual orientation of a person who experiences sexual attraction to another person but does not want it to be reciprocated. It is part of the sub-asexual identity spectrum which is more specific than just the asexual, allosexual or graysexual spectrum.

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Meaning of the colors:

  • Red – sensitivity, life, leadership, and community
  • Orange – lithosexual
  • Yellow – varied relationships, loyalty, honor
  • White – sexuality
  • Black – asexuality

Sexual Attraction

Lithsexual, like other identities in the sub-asexual, asexual or sexual identity spectrum is defined by a person’s sexual attraction – the power of evoking sexual interest or liking for someone or something. It can also be defined as sexual desire toward someone.

Basic Sexual Identity Spectrum

  • Allosexual or sexual
    • Heterosexual – sexual attraction to a different sex or gender.
    • Homosexual – sexual attraction to the same sex or gender.
    • Bisexual or pansexual – sexual attraction to multiple sexes or gender.
  • Graysexual – infrequent feeling of sexual attraction
  • Asexual – lack of sexual attraction toward anyone.
  • Sub-asexual
    • Autochorissexual – feels a disconnection between them and their sexual target
    • Cupiosexual – lacks sexual attraction but desires a sexual relationship
    • Demisexual – sexual attraction only after a strong emotional bond.
    • Fraysexual – sexual attraction fades after meeting their target
    • Lithosexual – feels sexual attraction but does not want it reciprocated.
    • Placiosexual – enjoys performing sexual acts to others but has little or no desire to receive sexual acts.
    • Reciprosexual – feels sexual attraction only after knowing someone is attracted to them.

Romantic Attraction

It is different from romantic attraction – the power of evoking romantic interest or liking for someone or something. It often results in a desire for a romantic relationship.

Basic Romantic Identity Spectrum

  • Aromantic – lack of romantic attraction toward anyone.
  • Biromantic or panromantic – romantic attraction to multiple sexes or genders.
  • Heteroromantic – romantic attraction to a different sex or gender.
  • Homoromantic – romantic attraction to the same sex or gender.
  • Grayromantic – rarely feels or has very weak romantic attraction

Biological Sex

Biological sex is the objectively measurable organs, hormones, and chromosomes a person has. It is the female, male and the in-betweens.

Biological Sex Spectrum

  • Female – vagina, ovaries, XX chromosomes, has predominant estrogen
  • Male – penis, testes, XY chromosomes, has predominant testosterone
  • Intersex – combination of male and female

Gender Identity

Gender identity, on the other hand, is the perception of one’s own gender or how a person sees themselves. It’s who you think you are. A person can view themselves as a woman, man, neither, both, or a combination.

Basic Gender Identity Spectrum

  • Woman – perceives they fit the societal description of a woman
  • Man – perceives they fit the societal description of a man
  • Genderqueer – perceives they are neither, both or a combination of the two traditional gender identities

Gender Expression

Gender expression is the way a person intentionally or unintentionally demonstrates their gender through their behavior. It is interpreted by others perceiving the gender based on traditional gender roles.

Basic Gender Expression Spectrum

  • Feminine – qualities or appearance traditionally associated with women
  • Masculine – qualities or appearance traditionally associated with men
  • Androgynous – qualities or appearance that fit neither or both women and men
Updated: October 2, 2017 — 2:20 am

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