The swinging lifestyle is full of a plethora terms used to describe yours or someone elses sexuality or sexual prefernces. These terms are used by those who use swingers websites, apps and swingers lifestyle clubs and alike. Here we have created a master list of all of the commonly used terms relating to sexual preferences, along with a few you may not have heard of or used before!
Remember, these terms are sometimes used differently by different swingers around the world, so if you have a different interpretation, please let us know and we will add it for you.
This is a general guide for sexual orientations and preferences.
We also have glosaries for the following:
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Carry on reading for our glossary of sexual orientation terms.
A person who is ASEXUAL has little to no sexual attraction to others. Their feeling of sexual attraction are largley absent. An ASEXUAL person may still engage in sexual interaction within a romantic relationship, but they are still not sexual attracted to their partner.
A person is is AUTOSEXUAL is largely attracted to themselves (oneself) rather than another person of any sex or gender. An AUTOSEXUAL normally has a preference of self masturbation over intercourse.
A person who is BI-CURIOUS is a person who is interested in having sexual experiences with a person of the same sex, but has yet to engage in sexual activity with someone of the same sex.
A person who is BI-SEXUAL is a person who is sexually attracted to both men and women. As opposed to a BI-CURIOUS person, a BI-SEXUAL person is someone who has experience sexual activity with both a male and a female.
A person who is DEMISEXUAL is a person who is only sexually attracted to someone once they have built an emotional bond with them. A DEMISEXUAL person can be straight, Gay, Bisexual or Pansexual; they may have any gender identity.
A person who is GAY is a male whom is explicitly sexually attracted to other men.
A person who is HETROFLEXIBLE is someone who is straight and not romantically attracted to members of the same sex, but is iwlling to experiment with someone of the same gender in certain circumstances without being BISEXUAL, GAY or LESBIAN.
A person who is HETREOSEXUAL is a person who is explicitly sexually attacted to members of the opposite sex.
A person who is HOMOFLEXIBLE is a person whom in the majority of instances identifies as GAY or LESBIAN but will ocassionaly be sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex.
A person who is LESBIAN is a female who is explicitly sexually attracted to women.
A person who is PANSEXUAL is sexually attracted other people to all biological sexes, genders and gender identities.
A person who is SAPIOSEXUAL is a person who finds intelligence sexually attracted. A SAPIOSEXUAL could be GAY, STRAIGHT, BISEXUAL, BICURIOUS, LESBIAN, PANSEXUAL, HOMOFLEXIBLE or DEMISEXUAL.
A person who is straight is normally HETROSEXUAL. STRAIGHT is a metaphor for someone who is sexually attracted exclusivley to those of the opposite sex.