Trisexual definition(sexism, gender-based violence & more)

In this article, we find out what the trisexual definition is. We also thought it was time to talk about other important concepts such as:  sexism, gender-based violence and gender equality. 

Trisexual definition

Trisexual means two things. It either refers to someone willing to “try anything” sexually or someone who is attracted to three of the many genders.  The term trisexual is relatively new and uncommon, and it is often considered a synonym of the concept: pansexual. 

Pansexuality is sexual attraction or desire, romantic love or emotional attraction to people of all kinds, regardless of gender, nationality, social status or religion.

Pansexuals are followers of this current, they do not define their sexuality, moreover, they consider that between sexuality and gender (male-female) there are no big differences. Pansexuals are attracted to romance, emotions, empathy and may perceive various forms of attraction for both sexes. 

They are usually interested in transsexuals, lesbians and people with an intersex physique/physiognomy. For pansexuals, gender has no relevance, being completely insignificant.

Thus, a trisexual is called that person whose sexual orientation has no gender or gender distinction. In other words, the trisexual can be attracted to anyone beyond his gender and sex, whether it is a gay, transsexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, hermaphrodite, heterosexual or transvestite.

The trisexual person is physically attracted to men or women, provided the relationship is based on romantic, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and even philosophical aspects.

The trisexual is not attracted to sex itself but to romance, whatever the object of their love is. They are generally self-proclaimed bisexual people who say that women and men are equally emotionally attractive as they fall in love with the heart or inner beauty rather than the physical. 

The trisexual differs from the bisexual mainly because for the latter the attraction is given by the physical aspect of the man or woman who is their object of desire. On the other hand, the trisexual does not see men or women but instead sees people. 

The trisexual is not attracted to any human being but to that person who provides a spiritual, sentimental or intellectual stimulus. A genuine friendship is a possible trisexual bond, where there is an emotional connection that does not necessarily have to be romantic. 

Sexual orientations are highly diverse, to the point that some include characteristics of heterosexuality and homosexuality together. Beyond prejudice and labels, it is complex to clearly establish the sexual orientation and interests of people in the midst of so much ambiguity: bisexual, demisexual, homoflexible, pansexual, heteroflexible, spornosexual, gender minorities, queer, lumbersexual, sapiosexual … all there with subclasses and border areas.

People often confuse between the two terms, Intersexual and Intergender because of the similarity both the words have. Therefore, it is better to know about them so you can understand different types of genders and sexuality more clearly.

Sexism

Sexism is prejudice by which people are discriminated on the basis of their sex, an attitude that supports the stereotypes of social roles arguing sexual differences. Sexism is a pejorative and discriminatory assessment of people based on their status as men or women, which generates sexual inequality in society. 

Sexist practices especially attack women, due to cultural beliefs that underestimate them and consider them inferior to men. Such beliefs may include:  

  • The imposition of masculinity (gender) on man (sex) and femininity (gender) on a woman (sex). 
  • Contempt, ridicule or disqualification of the appearance of women or men.
  • Misogyny or misandry (I hate women or men, respectively). 
  • Derogatory allusions to the sexuality of women or men. 

Sexism is a discriminatory assessment of people that generates sexual inequality in society. It is a behaviour and set of practices, actions, a language that is evident in all areas promoting the differential treatment of people according to their biological sex, assuming characteristics and behaviours expected of men and women in daily life.

In Latin America, sexism is often understood as a synonym for machismo (a form of indifference and even violent rejection of the feminine) where professional careers and qualified positions in companies are usually differentiated for men and women, not because of responsibility but because of unequal recognition and of wages. 

Sex discrimination is a concept that, although it originates in individual attitudes, is also incorporated by numerous organizations and institutions of society, many of which maintain gender supremacy.

Although in the history of mankind a system and social organization of patriarchy have prevailed, today it accounts for profound changes in the societies of many countries of the world where the exploitation and subordination of women were replaced at work, in the family and in politics by adopting roles that were previously assumed only by men.

Gender-based violence 

Gender-based violence is a type of violence, whether physical or psychological, that is exerted against someone but that is directed at a person or group based on gender or expectations of the role that society expects that individual or group meets in a certain culture.

 Although violence, in general, implies the use of force (physical or psychological) to dominate another, gender violence is directed towards another because of gender or expectations of the role that society has on him.

Gender violence can present the form of aggression, damage, deprivation of liberty, coercion or threats in different areas of daily life. And it can manifest itself in the family itself, at work, at school, in the church and in institutions in general. Gender violence is distinguished from ordinary violence (whether physical or psychological) because it has its roots in the dominant gender relations that exist in a society. 

Gender is a sociocultural construction about what society expects of the role that a man or a woman should play. Violence is a type of interactional behaviour that seeks to impose itself on the dominated. 

Although gender violence is associated with violence against women, it encompasses a broader scope including different forms of violence: non-consentual intimacy, assault, forced prostitution, abortion, human trafficking, labour exploitation, gender-based infanticide, castration, harassment or harassment of gay and transgender. 

Gender violence should not be confused with domestic violence, family violence or violence against women since not all violent acts against women are gender violence. However, gender-based violence is a form of discrimination, which prevents the enjoyment of rights on an equal footing between men and women.

Gender equality

Gender equality implies the ability to treat men and women equally and fairly according to the needs of each one, making opportunities, rights and obligations not depend on the fact of being a man or a woman. Equity speaks of justice. 

By gender, we understand the condition that allows different beings to be grouped by their similar characteristics, which implies that gender equality can be summarized as equal opportunities for men and women.

Gender is defined as the set of ideas and social beliefs that are built in a certain place and time, based on sexual difference, and from which the concepts of femininity and masculinity are built, determining behaviour, valuation and opportunities for men and women. 

Gender inequality or discrimination prevents men and women from being afforded the same conditions, opportunities and ways of dealing, without guaranteeing the rights of each. Currently, gender discrimination is observable in violence against women, in the workplace, in the lack of access to public office, private property, education, etc. 

The word sex refers to a biological differentiation between men and women, which does not change over time. Gender, on the other hand, is a cultural construction that varies according to the evolution of societies, which have different beliefs according to historical time, of what is feminine or masculine. 

Sexual diversity refers to the coexistence in societies of homosexual, bisexual, heterosexual and asexual beings, with sexual identity being the one with which the subject identifies himself, the intimate conviction of what he thinks he is.

What does the word “sexuality” actually mean?

Sexuality is not just about sex, it is also about the emotions, attractions and desires you have. Obviously, it also includes sexual attraction, but it includes many other aspects besides it.

Same-sex sexual thoughts do not necessarily make you gay/bisexual. You may have certain thoughts that even excite you to a person of the same sex. However, if you don’t fall in love with that person, if you can’t imagine yourself next to that person for better or worse, then you’re not gay.

Sexual impulses come and go, our minds and sexual attraction do not take into account the sex of that person. However, our emotions and rational thinking take these aspects into account, so if you have doubts about your sexual orientation because you feel attracted to your same-sex colleague or a new person in the group of friends, then try to put yourself in the situation where you are married to that person. 

Do you see yourself living with him? Do you see yourself next to that person even when times are tough or just for a night of sex?

Sexual thoughts are a normal part of our lives. This is true regardless of the gender of the person you are attracted to. Some people are not too interested in sex, and this is normal as well. People who are not attracted to either women or men are called asexual and there are many. In fact, there is a community of asexual people on Reddit.

How do I know if I am asexual, heterosexual, bisexual or pansexual?

It takes time to realize who you are sexually, just as it takes time for any other aspect of our lives. The most important thing is to act, to be honest with yourself always about your feelings and to respect those around you.

It’s great to have friends who know you and are interested in your sexual orientations, but you shouldn’t rely too much on their opinions. Only you know how you feel inside, no one else!

Try to meditate, get to know yourself and realize how you really feel. Give yourself time and don’t get impatient if you’re not sure yet. It sometimes happens that we live our whole lives in a community where homosexuality is very badly seen and our mind cannot conceive that we are part of that community. Give yourself time to get used to all the options and in the end, you will definitely realize who you really are!

What should I do if I identify with the opposite sex?

People who identify as belonging to the other category (for example, a woman feels like a man or a man feels like a woman) are called transgender. Transgender people, in turn, may be attracted to people of the same or opposite sex. Their sexuality and sexual identification can be very different.

Some trans people choose to live life as it was offered to them while others choose to live as they feel. Do what makes you happy, live the way you want!

People also want to know signs that tell i am a demisexual because of the thin line different gender types have in between them.

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Conclusions

In this article, we explained what the trisexual definition is. We also thought it was time to talk about other important concepts such as:  sexism, gender-based violence and gender equality. 

Trisexual means two things. It either refers to someone willing to “try anything” sexually or someone who is attracted to three of the many genders. Thus, a trisexual is called that person whose sexual orientation has no gender or gender distinction. 

In other words, the trisexual can be attracted to anyone beyond his gender and sex, whether it is a gay, transsexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, hermaphrodite, heterosexual or transvestite.

Gender equality implies the ability to treat men and women equally and fairly according to the needs of each one, making opportunities, rights and obligations not depend on the fact of being a man or a woman. Equity speaks of justice. 

If you have any questions, please let us know!

Further reading 

Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality, by  Jerrold S. Greenberg

Diversity in Couple and Family Therapy: Ethnicities, Sexualities, and Socioeconomics, by Shalonda Kelly

Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, & Sexuality (B&b Sociology) by David Newman 

Just Your Type: Create the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted Using the Secrets of Personality Type, by Paul D. Tieger 

What we recommend for Relationship & LGBTQ issues

Relationship counselling

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If you are dealing with LGBTQ issues then LGBTQ counselling may be a great option for you. Maybe you are confused as to your role and identity or simply need someone to speak to. LGBTQ counsellors are specially trained to assist you in this regard.

References

Asexuality.org

Apa.org

Healthline.com

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