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The difference between a homosexual and a homoromantic

29/11/2022

The difference between a homosexual and a homoromanticHomoromantic is part of the new buzzphrase romantic orientation which is the understanding that we have more than one type of attraction.

by Obakeng Pholo

29-11-2022 17:50

in LGBTQIA

Homoromantic: A romantic orientation that describes an attraction to the same gender. Photo: Pexels

A homoromantic has romantic attraction to members of the same gender or sex but does not necessarily have sexual attraction toward them.

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It is part of romantic orientation which is:

the classification of the sex or gender with which a person experiences romantic attraction towards or is likely to have a romantic relationship with

Attraction is the keyword that is the sense of closeness, interest, or desire you feel toward someone.

Attraction ranges from sexual, physical, emotional, and even romantic attraction, these types of attraction differ with every person you meet.

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We going to focus mainly on sexual and romantic attraction and how homoromantic attraction can go beyond just one sexuality.

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Romantic orientation describes a person's romantic attraction to a particular gender. It is separate from sexual attraction. Photo: Pexels Most people who identify as homosexual are also homoromantic, meaning they feel both romantically and sexually attracted to the same or a similar gender. However, one can have romantic feelings towards a particular person or gender while not feeling sexually attracted to them.

Homoromantic attraction is common in different sexual orientations even some heterosexual people experience homoromantic attraction.

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Gayety outlines the differences between the different sexual orientations and their connections to homoromantic orientation:

HOMOROMANTIC VS HOMOSEXUAL VS BISEXUAL VS ASEXUAL

Homoromantic homosexual: A person who is both romantically and sexually attracted to the same or a similar gender.

Homoromantic heterosexual: A person who is romantically attracted to the same or a similar gender while only being sexually attracted to the opposite gender.

Homoromantic Bisexual: A person that is sexually attracted to both genders but emotionally/romantically attracted to people only of the same gender.

Homoromantic asexual: A person who is romantically attracted to the same or a similar gender but feels little to no sexual attraction to any gender

AlSO READ: Africans tolerant on religion, ethnicity, nationality, and HIV, but not homosexuality, survey finds

SIGNS YOU MAYBE HOMOROMANTIC

You have fallen in love with someone of the same gender but have no sexual attraction for them (often a best friend).

You don't feel a deep connection with the opposite gender despite you being sexually attracted to them.

You can imagine a long-term relationship with someone of the same sex.

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