This week on Terminology Tuesday I will be explaining what it means to be gynesexual.
Some of you might be thinking something along the lines of, “oh my goodness, there are so many identities. What could this possibly mean and how am I ever going to remember it?” I have good news for you! Gynesexuality is fairly easy to understand, learn, and remember.
Gynesexuality is sexual attraction to females. Think of a gynecologist, a female reproductive doctor, to help you to remember it (they both begin with “gyne”).
There are several reasons a person will identify as gynesexual as opposed to heterosexual or homosexual. One of the main reasons is being on the gender spectrum. It makes it easier because sometimes people will ask, “how can you be gay or straight if you’re not a boy or a girl?” Identifying as either gynesexual or androsexual, though it will probably cause confusion at first, will make it a bit easier to explain to people.
Rememer, everyone’s identity and perception of their identity is going to be different. Some gynesexuals might only be with cis-females, while others might not care if someone is cis or trans. There is no clear-cut answer. Everyone is different.
If you’re still confused about gynesexuality, want to share any information you may have, or want to add to or correct my explanation, feel free to leave a comment or contact me directly.
There is a budding subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/gynesexuality respectfully looking to help define this term.