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The Identity Spectrum

This seemed cool because it’s so versatile.

Selections in bold (and/or X):

Sex:

Male———————————————————X——-Female

Gender Identity:

Male———-———Genderqueer*———————-Female

Cisgender————Genderqueer*———Transgender

*If desired, genderqueer can be further specified as:

Agender——Bigender———Trigender——Pangender

Fluidity***:

Gender static——————————————Gender fluid

Gender role:

Male———————————X———————————Female

Gender expression:

Masculine—————Androgyne—————Feminine

Sexual orientation:

Attracted to male—-Neutral*—-Attracted to female

* If desired, sexual orientation can be further specified as:

Asexual—-Monosexual—-Polysexual**—-Pansexual

Romantic orientation:

Attracted to male—-Neutral*—-Attracted to female

* If desired, romantic orientation can be further specified as:

Aromantic—-Monoromantic—-Polyromantic**—-Panromantic

Number of possible romantic relations***:

Nonamorous———-Monoamorous————Polyamorous

Moment of attraction***:

Nonsexual———-Demisexual———-Instant Attraction

Libido:

Low————————————X————————————-High

callasaurus:

There has been a template going around the Internet that is meant to help understand one’s gender and sexual orientation. This template has caused some discussions in trans, asexual and possibly other communities for not being complete or correct.

Somehow I find other’s mistakes or misunderstandings the most inspiring things in life, because I will try my best to correct them, which can be annoying to others sometimes.. Anyway, I started thinking about all the changes and additions that needed to be made in order to include everyone and it was much more complex then I could have imagined. So far I came up with this:

 

Sex

Male———————————————————————-Female

Gender Identity

Male———-———Genderqueer*———————-Female

Cisgender————Genderqueer*———Transgender

*If desired, genderqueer can be further specified as

Agender——Bigender———Trigender——Pangender

Fluidity***

Gender static——————————————Gender fluid

Gender role

Male——————————————————————Female

Gender expression

Masculine—————Androgyne—————Feminine

 

Sexual orientation

Attracted to male—-Neutral*—-Attracted to female

* If desired, sexual orientation can be further specified as

Asexual—-Monosexual—-Polysexual**—-Pansexual

Romantic orientation

Attracted to male—-Neutral*—-Attracted to female

* If desired, romantic orientation can be further specified as

Aromantic—-Monoromantic—-Polyromantic**—-Panromantic

Number of possible romantic relations ***

Nonamorous———-Monoamorous————Polyamorous

Moment of attraction***

Nonsexual———-Demisexual———-Instant Attraction

Libido

Low————————————————————————-High

 

**Yes, this can mean bisexual, but it stands for any orientation where a person is attracted to more than one but not all genders.

***Some of these terms may have been made-up.

For explanations of most of these terms, Google, Wikipedia and common sense are great tools. If you have questions about the terms I made-up feel free to leave a question in my ask box.

Somehow I still have the feeling I’m forgetting something and I’m definitely not saying this is all possible variation and other feelings are invalid.

I can only hope this will cause discussions, because discussions and conversation is essential to understanding and acceptance. I hope this template can help people understand and communicate their feelings and identity. So please feel free to ask questions, suggest, comment, complain, fill in or share.

UPDATE: Changed ‘Number of romantic relations’ to ‘Number of possible romantic relations’. Wondering which word is best put in the middle for romantic and sexual orientation: neutral, other, queer… Maybe I should just leave it black. Suggestions?