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Androsexual is a term with several possible definitions. First, is the exclusive attraction to men. This means that heterosexual women, gay men, and non-binary people attracted to men can be considered androsexuals. The second possible definition is the attraction to people who present masculinely, regardless of their actual gender. Thirdly, is the attraction to "male anatomy" regardless of whether that person identifies as male, however this definition is considered transphobic as it reduces people to their genitals.
The term was possibly made with non-binary or genderqueer people in mind. However, many non-binary people prefer terms like minsexual, mascic, or masexual to describe this attraction, because androsexual can have unfavorable connotations. Firstly, the term has no single definition. Additionally, the term androsexual is commonly used by transphobes as a reason to exclude trans men because they are only attracted to "male anatomy" or "real men". Under this definition it reduces people to their genitalia, and puts cis men and pre-surgery trans women in the same group because they have "male anatomy".