I just thought I’d write a post about romantic orientation in the context of asexuality. Contrary to popular belief, sexual and romantic attraction are not the same thing and they don’t always go hand in hand (even though for most people they do).
A lot of asexual people experience some level of romantic attraction. Conversely, some people who are not asexual may not feel romantic attraction or have a romantic attraction that doesn’t match their physical attraction.
The romantic orientations include:
Aromantic: someone who experiences no romantic attraction to people regardless of gender
Hetero -romantic: someone who experiences romantic attraction towards members of the opposite sex.
Homoromantic: someone who experiences romantic attraction toward people of the same sex.
Bi – romantic: someone who experiences romantic attraction toward both men and women
Pan – romantic: someone who experiences to romantic attraction towards people regardless of gender, including people who don’t fit the male/ female binary