Nowadays we live in an era in which sexuality and the high level of diversity in which society finds itself, is becoming increasingly visible and valued.

Being gay or lesbian implies the existence of attraction to people of the same sex, however, human sexuality is wide and diverse, and each person experiences their sexuality differently. Year after year, a different level of sexual freedom is being reached that has not been seen at any time in history. For this reason, in the last decades’ society has begun to accept, respect the existence, make visible and protect the existence of the diverse sexual oriented minorities.

That is why throughout this post we will highlight these minorities, to offer them greater visibility and more information about each one.

To begin with, homosexuality is the attraction of people of the same sex but can be experienced differently depending on the circumstances of each individual. There are even individuals who do not know their true sexual orientation and discover it over the years. That is why here we highlight three different types of homosexual orientations:

LATENT

Today’s education system makes people see heterosexuality as normative and this is why some individuals have a feeling of fear that they might conceal another type of sexuality.

That is why this type of homosexuality would fit with people who have never denied the feeling of latent homosexuality but have not previously considered it to be.

EGOSINTONIC

This type of homosexuality fits with people who freely live their sexuality, in other words, they take it as something that is in tune and that is part of them. In these types of people, homosexual impulses or desires originate and are accepted since they have a 100% integrated orientation.

EGODISTONICA

Currently, there are countries in which sexual freedom is rare, not to say non-existent, and there are also countries so extreme that would even punish by the death penalty homosexuality. For that same reason, fear or rejection of freely enjoying their sexuality and being able to share it with their loved ones is born in some people.

For that reason, this type of homosexuality fits people who live their sexuality in an aversive way, that is, being ashamed of their tastes, hiding that part of themselves and even attacking people who freely enjoy their orientation. Most of the time, the subject lives as a heterosexual person and sporadically has relationships with people of the same sex. Although this leads to constant disorder of your mood and may also cause substance abuse.

Often society tends to catalog its tastes or preferences in a closed way as if it were something black and white. Therefore they fail to understand that there are also intermediate points, in this case, bisexuality. This is where three other types of homosexuality are born:

Exclusive Homosexuality

For instance, we can fit homosexual people who are only attracted to people of the same sex.

Predominant Heterosexuality with Frequent Homosexual Contacts

In this group, we can add people who consider themselves heterosexual, or who are mainly attracted to people of the opposite sex. But they are attracted to many people of the same sex.

Predominant Heterosexuality with Sporadic Homosexual Contacts

In this case, we are faced with people with a heterosexual life who have an uncontrollable sexual desire with certain people of the same sex.

Finally, we face three types of vision of homosexual relationships, because when we think about a relationship we take for granted a physical and emotional attraction. But this is not always the case since there can also be only emotional or only carnal relationships. And from here on, the last three types of homosexual relationships are born.

Affective-Sexual Attraction

It is the idyllic relationship that everyone has or wants to have. In this case, they are people who are going to feel a special interest in people of the same sex, at the carnal level and at the emotional level.

Sexual Attraction

This type of attraction is characterized by arousing a sexual interest in people of the same sex. This translates into passionate sexual encounters, but nothing more. Since these meetings do not move to the emotional plane.

Affective Attraction

This type of attraction is just the antonym of the above. That is, the subject feels a romantic relationship towards a person of the same sex but this inclination does not include any type of sexual desire. It can be heterosexual people who fall in love with a person of the same sex and trigger a loving relationship.

Finally, we can highlight other types of sexual orientations such as:

Bisexuality, which is considered the midpoint between heterosexuality and homosexuality, that is, it is conceptualized as the attraction to people of both sexes.

To conclude, another type of sexual orientation is Pansexuality, which is defined as sexual attraction to specific people regardless of their gender identity.