Types of Attraction

  • sexual: physical or psychological yearning for sexual contact with a person
  • romantic: emotional yearning for a romantic interaction with another person
  • platonic: the attraction to be close to someone emotionally; more than friends attraction
  • sensual: desire for input or output
    • ex. attracted to how someone smells, might want to cuddle, hold hands
    • might be same as sexual and/or romantic attraction
  • aesthetic: appreciate someone’s appearance while not being a sex related feeling
  • alterous: (this is spelled correctly) when you want to be emotionally close to a person but you don’t want romantic or a platonic relationship, something in between