Gender-Loving-Gender (GLG) is a format used to describe some juvelic attractions or relationships. These terms are based on stating one's own gender and the gender(s) one is attracted to. Examples include mlm (man loving man) and wlnb (woman loving non-binary). For terms that use the gender-loving-gender format attraction does not have to be exclusive.

These terms are commonly used as umbrella terms to form a sense of community around a common attraction. For example, lesbians, bisexual women, and pansexual women all fall under the category of women loving women (wlw)/sapphic, because they are all attracted to women and these attractions don't have to be exclusive. In this case by identifying as sapphic they are usually emphasizing or prioritizing their attraction to women over any other attractions that they may have.

Some people, such as multigender and/or multisexual people, may fall under multiple of these categories. One may identify as multiple of these terms or some combination of them, all dependent upon how one views themself and how one views their relationships/attraction(s).

How To Use

First Letter

The first letter indicates what gender one personally identifies as. The most commonly used letters are:

Theoretically any gender can be abbreviated and represented here. Some lesser used letters include:

  • A: sometimes represents agender, abinary or androgyne people. Occasionally AG is used for agender, AB is used for abinary and AN is used for androgyne. This is usually included under non-binary, but sometimes people want to specify this attraction.
  • X: represents xenic people. X is also sometimes used to represent genderless people. This is usually included under non-binary, but sometimes people want to specify this attraction.
  • I: stands for intergender, intersex, ipsogender, or indeterminate.
  • T: stands for trans, used for trans-loving-trans identities. It can also be used to modify existing letters such TW for trans woman or TM for trans man.

One can fall under multiple of the gender categories at once. The category(s) one falls under is based entirely on one's own perception of their gender and what aspects of their gender they consider important in regards to their attraction. For example, a woman aligned non-binary person may identify only in the W category, or they may identify only in the NB category, or they may identify as being in both categories.

Second Letter

The second letter is always “L”, standing for "loving".

Third Letter

The third letter indicates the gender one is attracted to. Just like the first letter, the most common are “M”, “W”, or “NB”, but theoretically any gender could be put here. One could experience attraction to that gender and/or participate in relationships with that gender exclusively or not.

Orientations

A visual explanation.

The following lists all of the possible combinations of W, M, and NB using this system.

Masculine identities

These identities are for men, people who are partially men, people who are man-aligned, man-related, and/or people who are masculine-aligned.

  • Achillean (mlm): A man who is attracted to other men.
  • Duaric or Romeric (mlw): A man who is attracted to women.
  • Astroidian (mlnb): A man who is attracted to non-binary people.
  • Litian (mlnb and mlw): A man who is attracted to non-binary people and women.
  • Asterosian (mlnb and mlm): A man who is attracted to non-binary people and men.
  • Rochillic (mlw and mlm): A man who is attracted to women and men.
  • Marblic/Astronic (mlw, mlm, and mlnb): A man who is attracted to women, men, and non-binary people.

Feminine Identities

These identities are for women, people who are partially women, people who are woman-aligned, woman-related, and/or people who are feminine-aligned.

  • Sapphic (wlw): A woman who is attracted to other women.
  • Duaric or Julietian (wlm): A woman who is attracted to men.
  • Asterian (wlnb): A woman who is attracted to non-binary people.
  • Agatic (wlnb and wlw): A woman who is attracted to non-binary people and women.
  • Citrinian (wlnb and wlm): A woman who is attracted to non-binary people and men.
  • Salietian (wlm and wlw): A woman who is attracted to men and women.
  • Taaffeitian (wlm, wlw, and wlnb): A woman who is attracted to men, women, and non-binary people.

Non-Binary Identities

These identities are for non-binary people. It may be used by any non-binary people.

  • Enbian (nblnb): A non-binary person who is attracted to other non-binary people.
  • Toric/Quadrisian (nblm): A non-binary person who is attracted to men.
  • Trixic/Orbisian (nblw): A non-binary person who is attracted to women.
  • Brownitian/Ammolic/Ametrian (nblw and nblnb): A non-binary person who is attracted to women and non-binary people.
  • Carnelian (nblm and nblnb): A non-binary person who is attracted to men and non-binary people.
  • Scapolitian (nblw and nblm): A non-binary person who is attracted to women and men.
  • Versian/Jaspian (nblw, nblm, nblnb): A non-binary person who is attracted to women, men, and non-binary people.
  • Zeroic (nbl0): A non-binary person who is attracted to no one.

Woman and Non-Binary Identities

These identities are for people who identify as both women and as non-binary. This includes but is not limited to: A) People who are bigender or multigender. B) People who are partially a woman and partially non-binary. C) People who are girlflux. D) People who are genderfluid primarily between female/female-aligned genders and non-binary genders. E) Woman-aligned non-binary people who feel a strong connection to their non-binary identity as well as a strong connection to womanhood. F) People who are a gender that is in between woman and non-binary. G) People who otherwise identify as a non-binary woman.

  • Iridian (wlw, wlnb, nblw, and nblnb): A non-binary woman who is attracted to women and non-binary people.
  • Rubian (nblm and wlm): A non-binary woman who is attracted to men.
  • Axinitian (nblw and wlw): A non-binary woman who is attracted to women.
  • Hecatolic (nblnb and wlnb): A non-binary woman who is attracted to non-binary people.
  • Aventurian (nblnb, nblm, wlnb, and wlm): A non-binary woman who is attracted to men and non-binary people.
  • Callistian (wlw, nblw, nblm, and wlm): A non-binary woman who is attracted to men and women.
  • Luminian (nblw, nblnb, nblm, wlw, wlm, wlnb): A non-binary woman who is attracted to men, women, and non-binary people.

Man and Non-Binary Identities

These identities are for people who are both men and non-binary. This includes but is not limited to: A) People who are bigender or multigender. B) People who are partially a man and partially non-binary. C) People who are boyflux. D) People who are genderfluid primarily between male/male-aligned genders and non-binary genders. E) Man-aligned non-binary people who feel a strong connection to their non-binary identity as well as a strong connection to manhood. F) People who are a gender that is in between man and non-binary. G) People who otherwise identify as a non-binary man.

  • Opalian (mlm, mlnb, nblm, and nblnb): A non-binary man who is attracted to men and non-binary people.
  • Azurian (nblm and mlm): A non-binary man who is attracted to men.
  • Umbalian (nblw and mlw): A non-binary man who is attracted to women.
  • Turquoian (nblnb and mlnb): A non-binary man who is attracted to non-binary people.
  • Spinelian (mlnb, nblnb, mlw, and nblw): A non-binary man who is attracted to women and non-binary people.
  • Lapian (mlm, nblm, nblw, and mlw): A non-binary man who is attracted to men and women.
  • Courscatian (nblm, nblnb, nblw, mlm, mlw, mlnb): A non-binary man who is attracted to men, women, and non-binary people.

Man and Woman Identities

These identities are for people who are both men and women. This includes but is not limited to: A) People who are bigender or multigender. B) People who are partially a man and partially a woman. C) People who are genderfluid primarily between male/male-aligned genders and woman/woman-aligned genders. D) People who are a gender that is in between man and woman (androgyne) or other androgynous aligned people. E) People who otherwise identify as male-female, androgyne, or similar.

  • Anfisian (wlw, wlm, mlm, and mlw): An androgyne person who is attracted to men and women.
  • Diamondian (mlm and wlm): An androgyne person person who is attracted to men.
  • Larimarian (wlw and mlw): An androgyne person who is attracted to women.
  • Topazian (mlnb and wlnb): An androgyne person who is attracted to non-binary people.
  • Benitoitic (wlw, wlnb, mlnb, and mlw): An androgyne person who is attracted to women and non-binary people.
  • Alexandritic (mlm, wlm, mlnb, and wlnb): An androgyne person who is attracted to men and non-binary people.
  • Serendibitian (mlm, wlw, mlnb, wlnb, mlw, and wlm): An androgyne person who is attracted to men, women, and non-binary people.

Man, Woman, and Non-Binary Identities

These identities are for people who are men, women, and non-binary. This includes but is not limited to: A) People who are trigender or multigender. B) People who are partially a man/man-align, partially a woman/woman-aligned, and partially non-binary. C) People who are genderfluid between male/male-aligned genders, female/female-aligned genders, and non-binary genders. D) Androgynous aligned people who feel a strong connection to their non-binary identity as well as a strong connection to manhood and to womanhood.

  • Hauynitian/Pearlian (wlm, wlw, wlnb, mlm, mlnb, mlw, nblw, nblm, and nblnb): A multigender person who is attracted to men, women, and non-binary people.
  • Fluorian (nblm, mlm, and wlm): A multigender person who is attracted to men.
  • Morganitian (nblw, mlw, and wlw): A multigender person who is attracted to women.
  • Kyanitian (nblnb, mlnb, and wlnb): A multigender person who is attracted to non-binary people.
  • Iolitian (nblnb, wlnb, mlnb, nblw, mlw, and wlw): A multigender person who is attracted to non-binary people and women.
  • Labradorian (mlm, mlnb, wlm, wlnb, nblm, and nblnb): A multigender person who is attracted to men and non-binary people.
  • Aurian (nblw, nblm, wlw, wlm, mlm, mlw): A multigender person who is attracted to men and women.
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