Young folk discover the concept of “friends”

People who identify as straight are attracted to the opposite gender, while people who identify as gay or lesbian are attracted to the same gender. Those who identify as bisexual are attracted to more than one gender, and people who identify as pansexual are attracted to people regardless of gender. Usually, who you’re attracted to is the same in both the sexual and emotional sense, but not always.

For some people, like May, sexual and emotional attraction are split across sexes and/or genders. Many have taken to TikTok to share what it’s like to have this kind of attraction, detailing the confusion, worries, hopes, and joys that come with it.

Sigh

21 thoughts on “Young folk discover the concept of “friends””

  1. Many have taken to TikTok to share what it’s like to have this kind of attraction, detailing the confusion, worries, hopes, and joys that come with it.

    No mates, then? Or perhaps they find conversation an unwelcome intrusion into their narcissism.

  2. Hey, when did ‘gay’ become a choice? I was brought up being told it was innate, something you couldn’t choose.

  3. Of relevance to nut-casery: this comment by Steve Sailer made me yelp with joy.

    “Those emphasis patrols stopped. [Seattle Department of Transportation] Director [Sam] Zimbabwe, appearing back at the city council in 2021, spoke to the shift in the department’s thinking.”

    ‘In case you are wondering, Sam Zimbabwe is a white man who used to be named Sam Zimmerman-Bergman.’

  4. ‘ Those who identify as bisexual are attracted to more than one gender, and people who identify as pansexual are attracted to people regardless of gender.’

    The same thing.

    But: bisexuals are attracted to both sexes but not always equally. Pansexuals are usually called, ‘anybody’s’ after a couple of drinks.

    Emotional attraction: friendship, kindred spirit, bond forged after shared difficult experience, brotherly love. Happens within the same sex or with opposite sexes. Nothing new about this.

    Nouns have gender, people have sex. There are three genders, masculine, feminine, neuter; there are two sexes, male & female.

  5. Dennis, Gender Solid

    Also, people are attracted to a sex, not a gender.

    Not if you’re woke. There are only two sexes, but the number of genders is infinite.

  6. Denis, Gender Solid has it spot on. I’m straight, but I am not attracted to people of the opposite gender; I’m attracted to people of the opposite sex.

  7. “There are only two sexes, but the number of genders is infinite”

    In which case, what the hell is the “opposite” gender?

  8. Bloke in the Fourth Reich

    Well, but I neither bum my male friends nor shag my female friends.

    How did we end up in a place where you are supposed to be having sex with everyone you casually bump in to all the damn time? I am given to understand that our occasional contributor Rocco has made one or two cinematic contributions to the normalization of this behaviour.

  9. “Those who identify as bisexual are attracted to more than one gender, and people who identify as pansexual are attracted to people regardless of gender.”

    I’d guess that the prefix “bi” refers to the number 2. Meaning that bisexual people are not attracted to “more than one gender” but to *both* genders. Male and female. Two genders. Otherwise, they’d identify as “polysexual.”

    @Snag Even if there are “infinite” genders, you can still be attracted to an opposite one, because apparently Vice has decided that sexuality operates on some sort of circle of fifths. Or maybe it’s more like a zodiac chart? Either way, it’s pseudoscience.

  10. If asked, I tell people that I’m “buysexual”…

    I’m so old and ugly that if I want sex I have to buy it.

  11. “For some people, like May, sexual and emotional attraction are split across sexes and/or genders.’

    Maybe this explains her Climate Change Act amendment?

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