Polysexuality is the attraction to multiple genders and/or sexes. A polysexual person is one “encompassing or characterized by many different kinds of sexuality. Polysexual is a sexual identity used by people who recognize that the term bisexual refers to gender dichotomy, which underlies the distinction between heterosexuality and homosexuality. This implies that bisexuality is nothing more than a hybrid combination of these gender and sexual dichotomies.

Scope and cultural aspects

Polysexuality is descended from the word polyamory, which is the desire to be intimately involved with more than one person at once. Pansexuality, which is attraction to all genders and sexes. Polysexuality encompasses many, but not necessarily all sexualities.

Polysexuality is a self-identifying term that is somewhat amorphous, as there is a wide variety of different people who use the term to describe themselves. Polysexual identity is related to gender identity and is used by some people who identify outside the binarist gender spectrum. People who refer to themselves as polysexual may be attracted to transgender people, third gender people, two-spirit people, genderqueer people, and people who are intersex. However, polysexuality does not have to be the exclusive attraction towards non-binary genders/sexes.

The relationship between religion and sexuality varies widely among belief systems, with some prohibiting polysexual behavior and others incorporating it into their practices. Major monotheistic religions generally prohibit polysexual activity.


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