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Sexual Attraction v2 by Nelde Sexual Attraction v2 by Nelde
This is version 2 of my attempt at visualizing sexual attraction.
This time, I tried a different approach, focusing more on the individual rather than the labels.

I created a poll asking everyone to check what they are. You'll find it here: [link]

A Male: anyone who identifies himself as a Man.
B Genderqueer: anyone who identifies
as both Man and Woman, as neither,
or as completly outside the gender binary.
C Female: anyone who identifies herself as a Woman.
1 attracted to A, Androsexual
2 attracted to C, Gynesexual
3 attracted to B, Skoliosexual
4 attracted to A and C, Bisexual
5 attracted to A and B, Andro-Skoliosexual
6 attracted to B and C, Gyne-Skoliosexual
7 attracted to A, B and C, Pansexual
8 attracted to none, Asexual

You can still have a look at version 1 here:

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HeartbreakerStudios Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Evidence that people are making sexuality way more complicated than it is .
IsolatedPsycho Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So I guess I'm a form of explosives! Cool.
PanagiotisZois Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Great chart. Apperently I'm A5 :) But I wonder, where did you find the word skolio? Cause I'm greek and the only word similiar to it I can think of is sxolio (σχολίο) meaning school, which is completely unrelated.
Nelde Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I don't know anymore where I found it. Some commenter said that “skolio (σκόλιον) translates more like tortuous while allotropo- (αλλότροπο-) translates more like different”
javagirl98 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2014
Oh god this is the most clear and helpful chart I have ever seen on the subject.

I'm still not even sure what I am. I've narrowed it down to female or genderqueer, and bisexual or pansexual.

Is it normal to not know what I am?
Nelde Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, sure. Sexuality isn't set in stone and doesn't always have to be defined.
IttyBittyGlitch Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
A3. I feel kind of lonely since no one else in this comment section are skoliosexuals :3
Toxic-Gengar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What's a Skoliosexual?
ColorfulWonders Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
somebody who's sexually attracted to (only) non-binary genders
Toxic-Gengar Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NoctAqua Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Interesting ! I've always referred to my gender assignated at birth to determinate my sexual and romantic orientation (hetero/bisexual/infactabitconfused) but I really like the idea of referring to the identity of the attracting gender though, makes much more sense ! Especially if you're not sure about your own identity. I would even say gynesexual and androsexual could be used as well by people in the binary. It would be easier to understand everyone this way I think !
I have seen the words "androphile" and "gynephile" also, but maybe they could be used to signify both sexual and romantic attraction since the -sexual and -romantic words already exist.
So many possibilities to explore, what a time to be alive ! This period will be known as the Gender, Sexual and Romantic Exploration era I'm sure !
GutsyFrog Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
this is why i'd never want to be a part of ~queer culture~ despite being a guy who finds guys attractive sometimes

too much identity-wank bordering on self parody
Nelde Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
But you are a part of it :P
Well, for some this "identity-wank" is actually helpful but I understand if you don't need it.
Helleran Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm B7 :D It's nice to know that what kind of person i am :) even i didn't know what kind of person before today, haven't earlier heard of gender queer and pansexual. I'm happy to know that because now i feel like i belong in and i'm not an outcast.
KittyLoverHD Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
my brain exploded
NDospark320 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I'm A6.
The 'actual' intersexes, 46,XX/46,XY, might use this diagram usefully.
hannoth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
when they say "love in complicated," they're talking about this!
Nelde Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, compared to the actual "complicatedness" of love this is nothing... :/
SavvyRed Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my. This is an interesting representation of attraction according to labels, but I hope you realize that there are so many different labels that it would be nearly impossible to put them all in one chart. For example: polysexual, demisexual, omnisexual, heteroflexible, homoflexible, questioning, bicurious, pomosexual, and transphilic.
njels Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist
awesome. complicated at first sight, but very explaining at second. skoliksexual is a good new word :)
CareerFromDistrict4 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
So complex my eyes hurt

But anyway great job at making this :D
Icewind136 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow. Almost gets close to accurately representing the complexity here. I would be more likely to just throw my hands up and go, "Meh! Nobody knows!"
By the way, I'm in the B6 category...
ReptillianSP2011 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Better idea, sexuality isn't something that can be proven to be coherent. For details look into my blog

EliShae246 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
C7 !!!!!!!!!!!!
charmed7293 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Why does this not have a Daily Deviation?! O.o This is really amazing. It seems very complicated and confusing at first because of all the lines, but definitely makes sense after reading the descriptions. Thank you for making this!
HK-0391 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Because, believe it or not, there are homophobes on dA.
Nelde Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
Yes, I know it can be a bit overwhelming at first, but that's ok, because it isn't an easy subject ;)
(Oh, and I think it doesn't have a DD because no one has suggested it yet :P )
charmed7293 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
It's definitely a complicated subject and the chart shows that, but it also shows that things really do make a lot of sense when people take the time to learn and understand.

(No one's suggested it yet? Well that's going to have to change . . . ;))
NamelessSoul1 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
PurpleRainNinja Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
B7 :3
Tikizip Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
B8 and proud
HelloGoodbye42 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
B4 and proud!
StoryOfAGirlGoneBi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
eanmrtn123 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
A4 <3
samothmcknight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
A7 here :D
Pixies69TimesPlus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
C7 pansexual woman!
yristan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist
this is an ingenious piece! it separates gender and sexual attraction very definitively, and fits the traditional labels under its own system to really broaden the viewer's understanding of identities and how incomplete the current definitions are.

the chart looks daunting at first, but it's a strong visual metaphor-- sexuality is complex because PEOPLE are complex, and anyway the legend does a good job of explaining things IMO.

i wonder if it would be more intuitive to colour 'B' and '3's in yellow, so that the three gender identities form the primary colours. that way when you start mixing skolios with andros and gynes, you get the corresponding secondary colour (e.g. for gyne-skoliosexuals, you would get orange). of course, green incorporates a colour of the genderqueer flag, so maybe symbolism trumps convenience.

either way, great work!
Nelde Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot for your kind comment. :)
xxcandy333xx Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
im confused as fuck. :|
Nelde Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Who isn't? ;)
BananaFerret Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
*A BiT ConfusinG,BuT I'M GlaD SomeoneS MadE ThiS ;D
04geork Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Took me freaking ages to figure out what the circles meant, they mean self attraction right?
Nelde Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
No, they don't. They mean just the same thing as the other arrows.
Zheep Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
C4 or, actually asexual, but I'm biromantic. I guess the chart works for both sexual and romantic attraction, just change -sexual to -romantic :)
I think this is a great way to show how different sexualities are attracted to each other. It also explains the different orientations. For example, a lot of people think pansexual and bisexual are the same.
And it looks great too :) Well done!
Inzepoket Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Still trying to figure if I'm B7 or C7. Yeah I'm a little bit confused.
MyKittenLovesMe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's ok I don't know whether I'm B2 or C2 either way I don't care
Nelde Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
No need to hurry. ;)
Kionanovanion Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, this certainly explains it a whole lot better than I ever did. I'm totally a B7. Next time someone asks me about my sexuality, I will be linking this. Repeatedly.
Stealthy-licious Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Writer
So, my 'main' self (I'm a median) is a 2%-female FtN gyneromantic/gyne-skolioromantic asexual...

I figured out another way to confuse the hell out of people stuck in the gender binary! *fistpump* Thanks!
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