Just a few terms: Heteroromantic - Being romantically interested in the opposite gender. Homoromantic - Being romantically interested in the same gender Biromantic - Being romantically interested in both genders Aromantic - Not being romantically interested in either gender Heterosexual - Being sexually interested in the opposite gender Homosexual - Being sexually interested in the same gender Bisexual - Being sexually interested in both genders Asexual - Not being sexually interested in either gender Autosexual - Being sexually interested in oneself, or others who are sexually interested in theirselves Pansexual - Being sexually interested in someone due to their personality, rather than their appearence or gender Cisgender - Identifying by the gender assigned at birth Transgender - Identifying as a different gender to that assigned at birth (for example, a male at birth identifying as a female) Agender/Androgynous - Not identifying a gender Twospirit - Fulfilling both gender roles Monogamy - Having one partner (romantic or sexual) Polygamy - Having multiple partners (romantic or sexual) Now this list is, by no means, comprehensive. These are just several of the very commonly used gender and sexual identity terms used, and the ones I've seen used the most. As you can see, it's a very broad topic with various interpretations and uses of the terminology to effectively describe a person's, or your own, sexual and gender identity. I personally feel like it's very important for people to know and understand terms like this, as it helps avoid potentially insulting terms like "butch", "camp", "dyke", "queen" and so on. Personally, I have no issues with calling myself a queen, or other terms that someone might use as insulting, but you do get people who are not comfortable with being called such things. So what's the point of this thread, I hear you asking. It has two parts: the first is for me to attempt to educate people who are interested, or just might not know any better! It's a good learning experience, and gives people a better understand of both their own and other people's sexualities. In addition, it can open minds of those who otherwise would not have considered any of this, and help people come to terms with their own sexuality. Bearing in mind that sexuality is not a set thing. A person's sexuality can change, and it's never set in stone. I would argue that there's no such thing as "100% Gay" or "100% Straight", or that it's a very rare thing. A person's sexuality can even change depending on their mood, or if they've just been through a break-up, or (as the papers report) after a stroke. The other part, I'd like to know a bit about your sexuality! How do you guys identify yourself? Personally, and currently, I would describe myself as an aromantic cisgendered homosexual. While cisgender is not 100% accurate for how I act (I act fairly feminine), it's the closest way of describing how I explain my gender. The reason I currently identify as aromantic is because I recently went through a break-up and have no interest in dating again, but I also have no objections to having sexual relations with other men with little or no emotional attachment involved. I might even go so far as to describe myself as polygamous currently, as I have no interest in having a single partner at the moment, but aromantic sort of covers that. Also, I'd like to invite you guys to discuss the subject itself. Please bear in mind that I intend no offense with this topic, and you're welcome to not post anything at all, or not disclose any information regarding yourself. Any hurtful or offensive comments will be removed. Please approach this topic maturely.