Monday, November 19, 2018
Supporting Men > Gender Identity > “We demand that sex speak the truth,” wrote Foucault in The History of Sexuality.

“We demand that sex speak the truth,” wrote Foucault in The History of Sexuality.

https://qz.com/1230638/omnisexual-gynosexual-demisexual-whats-behind-the-surge-in-sexual-identities/

In 1976, the French philosopher Michel Foucault made the meticulously researched case that sexuality is a social construct used as a form of control. In the 40 years since, society has been busy constructing sexualities. Alongside the traditional orientations of heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual, a myriad other options now exist in the lexicon, including:

pansexual (gender-blind sexual attraction to all people)
omnisexual (similar to pansexual, but actively attracted to all genders, rather than gender-blind)
gynosexual (someone who’s sexually attracted to women—this doesn’t specify the subject’s own gender, as both “lesbian” and “heterosexual” do)
demisexual (sexually attracted to someone based on a strong emotional connection)
sapiosexual (sexually attracted to intelligence)
objectumsexual (sexual attraction to inanimate objects)
autosexual (someone who prefers masturbation to sexual activity with others)
androgynosexual (sexual attraction to both men and women with an androgynous appearance)
androsexual (sexual attraction towards men)
asexual (someone who doesn’t experience sexual attraction)
graysexual (occasionally experiencing sexual attraction, but usually not)