About Romantic Orientation

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


3 comments on “About Romantic Orientation

  1. Hetero-romantic here. There are people who are lithe-romantic. And there’s another term I’m searching for but my brain isn’t finding it, but it has to do with the brain. it’s for people who are attracted to others for their intelligence.

    • saraharnetty says:

      Sapio romantic, I think is the one based on intelligence. I just kept the post to the gender based ones. I could’ve talked about the degrees of attraction too, (grey, Demi, etc.). I might talk about that in another post. 🙂

    • saraharnetty says:

      The focus on the post was orientation based on gender. Maybe I’ll write a deprecate post further explaining the variety of romantic orientations more fully.

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