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Old 08-24-2011, 05:36 PM
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I've heard people in the bisexual movement putting forward "no sexual preference" (actually, "no gender preference" would be a more apt term) as a fourth option that is needed to cover accurately the spectrum of identity and behaviour from straight to bisexual to gay, reserving bisexual for people who actually feel desire/attraction both to male and female gender styles.
To go further with this point, I have heard some people calling themselves omniamorous, where they might have formerly said pansexual. So, who gets the omni word, the polys, or the people like me that don't care how your genitalia is configured, and that will fall in love with or have sex with males, females, transpeople, genderqueers and people with ambiguous genitalia, who are either femme, butch or androgynous?
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:57 PM
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... I have heard some people calling themselves omniamorous, where they might have formerly said pansexual. So, who gets the omni word ...
and then again, in the British SF TV series Torchwood (*) omnisexual means open to sex with humans of either gender or with aliens. Notable as has major character who is bi-, (or omni-).

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Old 08-25-2011, 12:27 AM
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and then again, in the British SF TV series Torchwood (*) omnisexual means open to sex with humans of either gender or with aliens. Notable as has major character who is bi-, (or omni-).

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(*) Torchwood is a spin off from Doctor Who, (and also an anagram)
Hehehe. Love that show.

But the omni label instead of bi freaks me out. Because if we were to be true to the omni part, it would mean EVERYTHING. (Children, animals, bedposts.)

Granted, pan does the same thing, but doesn't have the squick factor for me.

And that, folks, is my completely sound reasoning.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:16 AM
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. . . if we were to be true to the omni part, it would mean EVERYTHING. (Children, animals, bedposts.)
Oh baby, but you haven't seen my bedpost!
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:45 AM
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Is the above a qualitative difference that would warrant a differentiation in terms?
I don't think so. There's no significant functional difference, as each person is still free to negotiate a mono or poly structure.

Though the "polyfexible" offered above could prove useful in some fashion. I could end up supporting that.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:53 AM
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Oh baby, but you haven't seen my bedpost!
I don't have any. On either of them!
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:57 AM
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I've heard people in the bisexual movement . . .
There's a movement?
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:06 AM
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There's a movement?

Ya, it's just like the "child-free movement".

child-free movement = some people are childfree
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:49 AM
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I had a movement this morning.
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:59 AM
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Flexamorous? I think I have just typed the most awkward possible word.
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