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The quotations seem to imply that gynosexuality is lesbianism. Does it apply to heterosexual males just as readily as homosexual females?
- It should, even if it isn't used that way in the quotations found. (Unless of course these people, as I did when younger, are mistaking the 'homo-' in 'homosexual' as meaning "man" (i.e. Latin homo "person") and not Greek ὁμός "same"?) —Muke Tever 22:05, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
- I've found that it's used (as well as its complement, androsexual) in some internet communities as a more convenient grouping for people of indeterminate gender thanks to the anonymity inherent in the system, particularly in ones with a large LGBT component. After all, saying "Here's some cheesecake for the gynosexuals!" is easier than saying "Here's some cheesecake for the straight guys, gay girls, and bisexuals of either gender!" —Xiroth 20:09, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
- Oh, I won't deny the word's usefulness. Some MUCKs I know of use the adjectives male-biased and female-biased for similar reasons—if you change a gay man's gender in a role-play/fantasy he won't suddenly become a lesbian, i.e. remain homosexual—odds are he'll still be attracted to the same gender (s)he originally was attracted to. I suspect the same would be the case in Real Life as well. —Muke Tever 14:38, 14 April 2006 (UTC)