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Sexual Attraction by Nelde Sexual Attraction by Nelde
EDIT:
I know have made a second version, which you can view here:

I tried to include the various comments and suggestions for improvement.


What I tried to do here is to show the requited and unrequited sexual attractions between the different sexes and the different sexual orientations.
The graphic is purely based on my knowledge and logic.

The reason why there is no intersex for the heterosexual part is that it is logically impossible to be intersex and or heterosexual because there is no such thing as an opposite to intersex. It would be theoretically possible to be intersex and homosexual, meaning that someone is only attracted to other intersex people, but I found that highly hypothetical. If you think otherwise, let me know.

And if you think that I made a mistake or forgot to add something, also let me know.
I'd like to hear what you think about it.

Nelde

Notes:
-I listed only the sexes, not the genders
-Transsexuals are listed as the sex they want to have

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:icontheamericankaiser:
TheAmericanKaiser Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Since when is sexuality something that can be explained from a person who isn't of all those sexual natures? You can't. It's not a book that's already opened since birth to read. You open it more as time passes. One person who is gay, straigh,t or asexual might develop into a bi. No one knows nor is it their place to decide and know.

All in all this list is a list of nonsensical mania.
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
When did I say that all of this is permanent and unchangeable?
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:icontheamericankaiser:
TheAmericanKaiser Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I said it's not. Because it's a part of the reason that a list is pointless to "explain" a non explainable process.
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:iconsappyforest:
sappyforest Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Staring...Staring...Staring...*slowly realises*. Oh. My. God. *screams like a girl and runs from the room.*
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:iconchaotic-samurai:
Chaotic-Samurai Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome I have never felt so amazed!
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, thanks a lot :)
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:iconthefallen7fold:
TheFallen7fold Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
*IS attracted to other men. Sorry >.<
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TheFallen7fold Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
It's like... a gay man isn't going to be sexually attracted to a trans woman just cause she might have a penis. He's not sexually attracted to other men, which means he can be sexually attracted to trans men, who might not have a penis. Do you get what I'm saying or am I confusing? XD
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's why I made a second version: [link]
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:iconthefallen7fold:
TheFallen7fold Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Oh sorry ^_^ That looks soo much more confusing XD *goes to check it out more*
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:iconthefallen7fold:
TheFallen7fold Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I realise no one has commented on this in nearly a year, but I've just seen this now so... yeah ^_^

I find this interesting... but I don't tend to like things solely based on sex. Sex is unimportant, gender is what defines us. Sexual attraction isn't always to what genitals someone has, it's to what gender they are (or aren't). A man sexually attracted to a woman, even is she is trans, for example.

I just don't like when people are categorised by their sex. Being a trans guy, this chart would list me as the female sex, would it not? Since this is about genitals and sex, I couldn't be put down as male, right? And I find that wrong :/
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EmObunnygurl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is interesting. I like it :)
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HeyWorldImGay Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Photographer
I have one question- can't intersex bisexuals be attracted to another bi-intersexuals? there is no line saying so- Iam just wondering if there is such a thing. Or would they be pansexual then?
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
They can't if you follow the definition of bisexuality=attracted to male and female.
If you define bisexual as something else, they can. :)
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HeyWorldImGay Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Photographer
OOOOkay. I get it now :meow:
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:iconblackmailer107:
Blackmailer107 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
i am so confused.......
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
About your own sexual orientation or about my chart? :)
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:iconblackmailer107:
Blackmailer107 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
both probably
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
It gets better.
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:iconlinzi11:
Linzi11 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Ya it dose very much
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:iconfeline-jaye:
Feline-Jaye Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
I like this one for a different reason to why I like version2. This one shows requited/unrequited, and that's why I like it. :)
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
I wanted to include that in v2, but it would've got even more complicated than it already is.
If I ever learn flash and redo this, I'll include it.
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:iconfeline-jaye:
Feline-Jaye Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
That would be awesome.
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:iconlinzi11:
Linzi11 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
I am Linzi who happens to loves with the heart not what there gender is or isn't (My boy friend I have now is FtM)
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Maybe the second chart represents you better?
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:iconlinzi11:
Linzi11 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
thanks for making these
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :D
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zananeichan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Hmm interesting :hug:
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:iconpastelpaintprincess:
PastelPaintPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love this. It's a million times simpler than version 2 xP
And I think if people see this as being a 'communal' thing rather than an 'individual' thing then it works really well =)
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes, the problem with this version is, that not everybody is represented.
But yeah, it is simpler. ^^
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:iconpastelpaintprincess:
PastelPaintPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Well you could always add in a little side-note "This doesn't mean that all persons MUST fit into one of these categories."
Anyone who does fall out of all those categories probably does understand their own position and stuff. This can be really for people who have no idea about these things...
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes, you're right.
The two versions are two very different attempts.
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sirenoftriton Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Clarifying my earlier comment: "Unrequited Sexual Attraction" should stay, but maybe the other one should be "Possible Requited Sexual Attraction."
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well, I'm not saying that everybody is sexually attracted to everybody that is connected with a red line, but on the other hand, the same goes for the unrequited sexual attraction.
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
But maybe it's also a language problem, as I'm not a native speaker.
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sirenoftriton Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I also feel like there's a bit of unfortunate implications with the "requited/unrequited" aspect, because, of course, just because you're attracted to the sex of an individual doesn't mean you're attracted to that individual. I know most people will get that, but I don't know, I can see this representation used to prop up ideas about bisexual or pansexual people being "easy" and willing to screw anybody when there are more people (of both sexes) whom I am NOT attracted to than people I am attracted to. I am quite monogamous and picky, it's just that gender isn't as important to me as other criteria.

Maybe that just means you should change the labels to something like "Mutual Attraction Possible" to "Always Unrequited" or something like that.
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sirenoftriton Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Personally, I identify as bisexual rather than pansexual not because I'm not attracted to genderqueer people (I haven't met enough in my life to really know yet), but because to me "pansexual" has usually meant someone who looks beyond gender. I can't say that's me. For one, I have a preference for men over women, even though I'm attracted to both. I also think I'm attracted to different things in men and women. So I clearly "see" gender, much as I don't like to admit it since I'm an ardent feminist who is opposed to strict gender roles. So I think that the categorization of bisexual and pansexual here is a bit too simplistic - especially as I think there's a larger category of bi people who use "bi" rather than "pan" simply because they're unfamiliar with the latter label or are just sick of explaining what it means.

And as others have pointed out, people who are biologically intersexed often present themselves as male or female. Unless you're looking down people's pants before you decide whether to date them, they would probably fall into one of the two binary sex categories when it comes to which people are attracted to them.
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Nelde Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your comment!
You have some valid points here.
I hope I can fix most of them in the new version, but it still remains difficult. I have actually made several versions now, but I'm still trying to make it clearer.
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indecisiverice Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
What do the circles represent?
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well, they're red, which means requited sexual attraction.
Or do you mean other circles?
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:iconhasnover:
hasnover Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Oops- misunderstood the graph, now I get it.
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ok, great. :D
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hasnover Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
I'm a little confused as to why pansexual doesn't have requited attraction lines to people who are transgender...
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:iconchickensushi13:
ChickenSushi13 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
A great deal of thought was put into this. I really appreciate it.
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconlizmoohno:
Lizmoohno Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Pomosexual ;)
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I think it's quite impossible to include them here...
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bristrek Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Ah, but simply because a person is intersex doesn't mean they're outside the gender binary. An intersex person could easily identify, in terms of gender, as either male or female and thus be straight or gay. And given you've listed intersex you're clearly using this in terms of a person's sex not their gender. Or a person's gender unless their body is intersex in which case their gender identity isn't important or.... I'm not sure of your approach here.

In either case, if an intersex or genderqueer person was sexually attracted only to other intersex or genderqueer people wouldn't that count as homosexual in a way? And I'd talk to some of them cause I'm sure some identify as things other than bi/pan/ace.
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
I tried to stay strictly on the sex side here and leave gender out. This seems to confuse some people (it also confuses me a bit, as we don't even have the difference between sex and gender in my language).
But it would be certainly a good idea to talk to someone who knows more about this topic than I do. Do you happen to know a site where I could find answers?
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intermundi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
"The reason why there is no intersex for the heterosexual part is that it is logically impossible to be intersex and or heterosexual because there is no such thing as an opposite to intersex."
Why not use "androsexual" and "gynosexual"?
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