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Kinkly Glossary Term: Polysexual

Kinkly Entry

Polysexual is a term that refers to a sexual attraction to a sexual identity or identities that fall on a spectrum. Polysexual individuals are not necessarily polyamorous or pansexual.

Wikipedia Term: Polysexuality

Wikipedia Entry

Polysexuality is the attraction to multiple genders. A polysexual person is one “encompassing or characterized by many different kinds of sexuality.” Authors Linda Garnets and Douglas Kimmel state that polysexual is a sexual identity “used by people who recognize that the term bisexual reifies the gender dichotomy that underlies the distinction between heterosexuality and homosexuality, implying that bisexuality is nothing more than a hybrid combination of these gender and sexual dichotomies.” However, it is arguable that bisexuality does not actually enforce a gender dichotomy. Bisexual activists will often argue the “bi” part can refer to genders which are the same and genders which are different or simply refer to the attraction to more than one gender.

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