Flow charts for romantic and sexual orientations/identities.
If you’re not familiar with it, you can pair things however you need to. For example, my “full identity” I’d write out as:
Demipolysexual and demipolyromantic. It means that I can become sexually or romantically attracted to multiple genders after intense emotional connection, but not necessarily all genders. However, I usually just say “ace and aro” if I’m not close with people, because it’s easier and mine is really long.
This is just a basic guide. I’m only one person, and I may have made a mistake in terminology or inclusiveness. If that’s true, let me know.
Also, if you see “polysexual,” and say “Hm, that kind of works for me,” but prefer to identify as bisexual, or whatever, that’s fine. Don’t let anyone dictate how you identify. Do it for you.
Poly- is multiple genders and may or may not be all.
Bi- is your gender and others, and may or may not be all.
Pan- is all genders, or regardless of gender.
However, identify however you want. I feel like I need to repeat this, your identity is yours, and nobody, including this chart, should dictate it.