What Does It Mean To Be Heteroflexible?
Heteroflexibility is the ability to have sexual relations with both men and women. A person who is heteroflexible has no problem having sexual relationships with either gender. They may even prefer one gender over another depending on their personal preferences. Some people are not interested in any type of relationship or they might just want to only engage in heterosexual relationships. Others may have some preference towards bisexuality. However, all types of relationships are possible for someone who is heteroflexible.
The term heteroflexible refers to the fact that a person can be attracted to both genders. There are many different definitions of the word “heterosexual” but it generally means being sexually attracted to members of your own gender (or gender identity). Being gay or lesbian doesn’t necessarily make you straight; rather it’s how you identify yourself.
Some people may think that being heteroflexible implies that a person is homosexual, however, this isn’t true. Homosexuality refers to attraction to members of the same gender while heteroflexibility simply means being able to enjoy having sexual relations with both genders. Many people don’t consider themselves gay or lesbian because they feel like there is something wrong with them if they aren’t attracted exclusively to members of their own gender. However, this isn’t the case at all.
Heteroflexible is a broad term used to describe people who are open to engaging in sexual relationships with both men and women. The term doesn’t imply anything about your sexual preferences or gender identity. In fact, there are many different types of sexual identities including straight, gay, lesbian, asexual, and others. You can be straight and still find members of the same gender attractive. This is sometimes referred to as being “biromantic” or “heteroromantic” and it’s something that is fairly common among women.
Does it mean you’re not really straight if you find members of the same gender attractive?
This question has been a cause of controversy for decades. Some people think that bi-curiosity, the interest in men and women, makes a person at least bi-sexual.
Sources & references used in this article:
Heteroflexibility: Bending the existing label triangle by E Ambrose – Journal of Student Affairs, 2009 – spl.cde.state.co.us
Born this way: Congenital heterosexuals and the making of heteroflexibility by J Ward – Sexualities: Past reflections, future directions, 2012 – Springer
Bud-sex, dude-sex, and heteroflexible men: The relationship between straight identification and social attitudes in a nationally representative sample of men with … by TJ Silva, RB Whaley – Sociological Perspectives, 2018 – journals.sagepub.com