What do you call a supposedly straight man, whose first preference is a straight man, and whose second sexual preference would be a straight or bisexual woman that looked a little bit like a man. Would that be a transgendered lesbian, or what?

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    $\begingroup$ It is safe to say his mother would describe his as, "unique". $\endgroup$ Nov 6, 2016 at 1:20
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    $\begingroup$ Please don't quote me on this, seeing as I haven't delved into this section of sexuality in some time. I believe the term is 'androsexual' or 'androphile', meaning attracted to masculinity. As opposed to 'gynosexual' or 'gynophile', meaning attracted to femininity. The term is typically used by gender noncomforming people, because it doesn't state the gender of the person feeling the attraction, but there are those who use the secondary word (-phile) to show a general attraction to what is stereotypically associated with that gender. $\endgroup$
    – Fayth85
    Nov 6, 2016 at 13:53
  • $\begingroup$ most downvoted question is this, yikes $\endgroup$
    – Topcode
    Oct 9, 2020 at 19:02

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I don't believe this question falls under the scope of WorldBuilding, but I do know that your proposed character would likely be considered a bisexual with a masculine preference. Gender dysphoria--the condition that causes one to be labelled as "transgender"--would not come into play unless the character in question does not identify with his assigned-at-birth sex.

  • $\begingroup$ That wouldn't be a bisexual, not by my definition. But then, I do not know what you would call them. $\endgroup$ Nov 5, 2016 at 23:00
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    $\begingroup$ Please refrain from answering off topic questions. It sets a bad example and encourages future off topic questions. $\endgroup$ Nov 6, 2016 at 14:42
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    $\begingroup$ Normally, I just down-vote questions like these, but this one I could answer without too much effort. Regardless, I'll keep that in mind for the future. Thanks @cinnamon18 $\endgroup$
    – Pleiades
    Nov 7, 2016 at 6:17
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    $\begingroup$ Tuoi deleted my comments. If that doesn't set a bad example, then I don't know what does. $\endgroup$ Nov 7, 2016 at 20:00

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