1. Pomosexuals (postmodernism
sexuals) are individuals who challenge assumptions about gender and sexuality.
2. A mentality in which heterosexual women can identify themselves as gay men and gay men can identify themselves as lesbians (or any other combination you can think of).
3. Argues that categories and words can't do justice to the complexity of human sexuality.
Bobby is such a pomosexual. He's a straight man who calls himself a lesbian.
Pomosexuals live life a step beyond the superficial labeling humans define their sexuality by. One does not necessarily "know" another merely because they are both straight, lesbians or bi; pomosexuals take this into account, and disregard the orientation label altogether for better unification.
It should be noted that pomosexuality
itself is not a defined sexuality. On "the list" of orientations to choose from, it is the equivalent of selecting "N/A."
"I'll start the day doing homework, eat lunch at In-N-Out Burger and finish the day at work. Confused about which sexuality I belong? Ah, it is great to be a pomosexual."
Like the current use of "queer," but for assholes.
Adam: "I used to think I was bi, but I realized that sexuality is so much more complicated than that. What does that make me?"
Adam: "But I'm also a sesquipedalian circumloquacious obscurantist douchebag, and I want to keep my liberation confined to the academically privileged."
Dave: "Oh! You're totally pomosexual."
Pomosexual is a term popularized by sex-positive activists and writers Carol Queen and Lawrence Shimel in their 1997 Anthology "Pomosexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality". People who identify as Pomosexual are attempting to redefine, reassess and protest current essentialist-bound labels surrounding sexual orientation.
"What ARE you?"..."Excuse me?"..."Like...what ARE you?"..."I'm a human being, what does it look like?"..."yeah but...what ARE you?"...I'm POMOSEXUAL, okay!?!"
A portmanteau of pomo, short for postmodernism, and sexual, used as a noun—a person who rejects/avoids or does not identify as categorizations of sexual orientations (e.g., heterosexual and homosexual, which define people by relative conceptualizations of their sexual preferences and their direction of attraction) as a form of identity—and as an adjective, referring to such a person or to the philosophy of pomosexuality .
Elisa: What's your sexual orientation, john?
John: I do not identify as any sexual orientations labels.
Elisa: But, everyone is either pan/omni , bi, straight, gay, or an asexual.
John: None of them works for me and I refuse to use a label to define my sexual preference. I am a pomosexual.
The label when the word homosexual, bisexual, or heterosexual doesn't fit the description. Pomosexual is short for Post Modern Sexual. A label made for those that are beyond the words and labels.
John: "Wait, if you're transgender, does that make you homo when you like a guy?"
Charlene: "I'm just awesome and pomosexual like that."