refers to a person’s pattern of experiencing attraction, usually sexual or romantic. Can specify the gender(s) one is attracted to, or the circumstances and degrees to which one experiences attraction.
- Using terms to self identify based on how they feel to you, on a personal level.
- Using more general/broad language when speaking about one’s orientation to strangers while preferring more specific and descriptive language in intimate company.
- Finding meaning in being able to accurately label your lived experiences.
- Rejecting some or in some cases all labels regarding orientation.
Bobby prefers the split attraction model when discussing orientation, identifying as asexual and panromantic