Philosexual is the embodiment of “the heart wants what the heart wants” in regards to sexual attraction to gender. Philosexuals do not care what gender they are attracted to, but they may not experience attraction to certain genders, or any gender at all. Philosexual people are open to the idea of being with any gender or sex, but don’t always feel drawn to anyone of that identity. Unlike omnisexuality and pansexuality, philosexuals don't have to be attracted to every gender. If they felt attraction to a certain gender, they would be fine with it. That does not mean they are attracted to all genders.
The term philosexual can be used as a fixed identity, or it can be used as a placeholder for people who are questioning their identity. Once they find a term that fits them better, they may drop the philosexual label.
The romantic counterpart is philoromantic.
The term philosexual was created on December 23rd of 2020 by LGBTA wikia user RainTheGenderfluid.
The flag was coined by Fandom user RainTheGenderfluid on December 23rd of 2020. It has no confirmed meaning.
The prefix philo- comes from the Greek word for "loving".