Bisensual

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A proposed bisensual flag, with horizontal stripes of pale orange, pink, purple, blue, and pale orange again.

Bisensual is an uncommon mspec label which means that a person is attracted sensually to more than one gender. Some people use the label bisensual as an alternative to bisexual because they feel that "bisexual" places too much emphasis on genital sex, and/or they "feel that sensuality better describes the range of feelings that they want to express".[1] Certain people on the aromantic spectrum and/or asexual spectrum may identify as bisensual because they feel sensual attraction/desire as distinct from sexual/romantic attraction/desire.[2]

History[edit]

People have been recorded as using the bisensual identity since at least the mid-1990s.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia. SAGE Publications. 1996. p. 104. Bisensual is used by people who dislike the cultural privileging of genital sex and the sharp distinction drawn between sexuality and other forms of human relating, and who feel that sensuality better describes the range of feelings that they want to express via identity.
  2. "Bisensual". 11 March 2017. Archived from the original on 27 January 2022.