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Monosexuality is romantic or sexual attraction to members of one sex or gender only.[1] A monosexual person may identify as heterosexual or homosexual.[2][3] In discussions of sexual orientation, the term is chiefly used in contrast to asexuality and plurisexuality (bisexuality or pansexuality).[4] It is sometimes considered derogatory or offensive by the people to whom it is applied, particularly gay men and lesbians.[2] In blogs about sexuality, some have argued that the term "monosexuality" inaccurately claims that homosexuals and heterosexuals have the same privilege. However, some have used the term "monosexual privilege", arguing that biphobia is different from homophobia.[5]

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  1. ^ Zhana Vrangalova, Ph.D., September 27, 2014, Psychology Today, Strictly Casual: What research tells us about the whos, whys, and hows of hookups, Retrieved Oct. 2, 2014, "...or monosexuality (attraction to only one sex)...."
  2. ^ a b Hamilton, Alan (16 December 2000). "Monosexual". LesBiGay and Transgender Glossary. Bisexual Resource Center. Archived from the original on August 5, 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  3. ^ May 22, 2014 by Samantha Joel, M.A., Psychology Today, Three Myths About Bisexuality, Debunked by Science: First of all, it's not a college phase, Retrieved Oct. 2, 2014, "...better understand the ways in which bisexuality is similar to monosexual (heterosexual, gay, lesbian) identities ...."
  4. ^ Sheff, Elisabeth (2005). "Polyamorous Women, Sexual Subjectivity and Power". Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. 34 (3): 251–283. doi:10.1177/0891241604274263. S2CID 146123953. ...Dylan's relationships with men and women each had distinct qualities that she felt a monosexual relationship could not hope to satisfy...
  5. ^ Sanoff, Rachel (1 June 2016). "What Does It Mean To Be Monosexual?". Bustle. Retrieved 28 December 2022.