Pomosexual is a portmanteau of the terms pomo (an abbreviation of postmodernism) and sexual; it is a neologism not only used to describe a person who avoids sexual orientation labels such as heterosexual and homosexual, but also describes someone who is sexually attracted to the Post Modernist movement. It is not to be confused with asexuality, which is a sexual orientation used to describe an individual who does not experience sexual attraction.
Sex-positive activist writers and editors Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel popularized the term by using it as the title of an anthology of essays published in 1997. In it, they describe pomosexuality as the "erotic reality beyond the boundaries of gender, separatism, and essentialist notions of sexual orientation." In the introduction, they state,
Andrologist Sudhakar Krishnamurthy stated he felt it is more of a fad or lifestyle label; he states "It is now fashionable to belong to a new category. As far as pomosexuality goes, the fad is about not believing in any of the compartmentalisations."
See also 
- Girlfags and guydykes
- ^ Word Spy: Pomosexual
- ^ Westphal, Sylvia Pagan (2004), "Feature: Glad to be asexual", New Scientist.
- Mallik, Chetan (2004-01-24), "Now, say hello to the pomosexual!", The Times of India. URL accessed on 2007-04-13.
Further reading 
- 1997, Queen, Carol & Schimel, Lawrence, Eds., PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality, ISBN 1-57344-074-4:
- 2004, Jennifer L. Ailles, “Pomosexual Play: Going Beyond the Binaristic Limits of Gender?”, (– Scholar search), Journal of Bisexuality, volume 23, number 3/4, Haworth Press (Binghamton, New York), retrieved on 2008-04-20, pages 71–86:
- Raymond, Katherine (1998), "PoMosexual Pioneer", Utne Reader. URL accessed on 2008-04-20. Issue: September/October 1998
- "Pride and Pomosexuality", The Ubyssey. Retrieved on 2008-04-20. Issue: 8 February 2008. University of British Columbia student newspaper.
- Word Spy entry for pomosexual
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