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 bisexuality, or pansexuality and various other gender-neutral identities.[4] It is sometimes considered derogatory or offensive by the people to whom it is applied, particularly gay men and lesbians.[2]

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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...