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EVivian
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Over a year ago, I heard one of my friends use the term "trisexual" when listing off sexual orientations. I asked her what it meant, and she said she didn't know, but rather had heard it from someone else. I have not seen or heard the term since. Is it a real term in use, and if so, what does it mean?
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Heather
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I haven't heard it yet, either.

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feefiefofemme
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I don't know that I've heard "trisexual", but I have heard the term "try-sexual" used jokingly to mean "I'll try anything". Maybe that was what she meant (or what the person who originally said it meant)?
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queenofcarrotflowers
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I have only heard it from the song La Vie Boheme, from Rent. Apparently it means that you are interested in men and women and yourself, as in you masturbate so much it's part of your orientation. Doesn't make sense to me...I mean, by that logic if you were only interested in one gender and liked to masturbate (which is a lot of people!) you'd be bisexual and how confusing would things get then? *shrug*
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feefiefofemme
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I think, in all likelihood, it's just a term used to poke fun at people thinking of gender as binary. After all, if we think of gender as a spectrum, it's just as silly to say that there are two genders (as bisexual implies) as it is to say that there are three.
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Leabug
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I'm pretty sure BiGoddess has got it right- at least that's how most people seem to interpret it in Rent. The whole musical kinda pokes fun at the concept of binary gender.

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