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A combination of pomo- (shorthand for postmodern), and -sexual (suggesting a sexual preference or orientation), the term itself is oxymoronic since it is descriptive of persons who do not identify with any specific classification of sexuality, and is used in reference to oneself as a protest against such labels. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... ... An oxymoron (plural oxymora) (noun) is a figure of speech that combines two normally contradictory terms (e. ... // Computer programming In object-oriented programming, object identity is a mechanism for distinguishing different objects from each other. ...


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 sexology, some people use the term sex-positive to describe an attitude towards human sexual behavior that regards sexual activities as fundamentally healthy and pleasurable, and encourages sexual pleasure and experimentation. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... Anthology may also mean a Alien Ant Farm album ANThology, see Anthology (AAF Album) An anthology is a collection of literary works, originally of poems, but in recent years its usage has broadened to be applied to collections of short stories and comic strips. ... An essay is a short work that treats a topic from an authors personal point of view, often taking into account subjective experiences and personal reflections upon them. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eroticism is an aesthetic focused on sexual desire, especially the feelings of anticipation of sexual activity. ... In a variety of different contexts, gender refers to the masculinity or femininity of words, persons, organisms, or characteristics. ... Separatism involves setting oneself or others apart. ... Essentialism is the belief and practice centered on a philosophical claim that for any specific kind of entity it is at least theoretically possible to specify a finite list of characteristics, all of which any entity must have to belong to the group defined. ... Sexual orientation refers to the sex or gender of people who are the focus of a persons amorous or erotic desires, fantasies, and spontaneous feelings, the gender(s) toward which one is primarily oriented. The alternative terms sexual preference and sexual inclination have similar meanings. ...


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Bisexuality in human sexual behavior refers to the aesthetic, romantic, and sexual desire for both genders. ... Metrosexual is a term coined in 1994 (along with the noun, metrosexuality) by British journalist Mark Simpson, who used it to refer to an urban male of any sexual orientation who has a strong aesthetic sense and spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle. ... Bisexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by aesthetic attraction, romantic love and sexual desire for both males and females. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Übersexual (from German über = above, superioir and Latin sexus = gender) is a neologism for a conception of manhood. ...

External links

  • Word Spy entry for pomosexual
  • Queen, Carol & Schimel, Lawrence, Eds. PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality, Cleis Press, 1997. Preface by Kate Bornstein

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Pomosexual Information (135 words)
Pomosexual is a neologism used to describe sexual orientation, or more accurately, the total rejection thereof.
A portmanteau word, coupling the prefix pomo- (shorthand for postmodern) and -sexual (suggesting a sexual preference or orientation), the term itself is oxymoronic since it is descriptive of persons who do not identify with any specific classification of sexuality, and is used in reference to oneself as a protest against such labels.
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.
Pomosexual - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (162 words)
Pomosexual is a neologism used to describe sexual orientation, or more accurately, an attempt to reassess the boundaries of sexual orientation.
A portmanteau word, coupling the prefix pomo- (shorthand for postmodern) and -sexual (suggesting a sexual preference or orientation), the term itself is oxymoronic since it is descriptive of persons who do not identify with any essentially-defined sexual label, and is used in reference to oneself as a protest against such labels.
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.
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