Ever since Madonna placed that wet kiss on Britney Spears before millions of television viewers at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, women have been loosening up sexually with other women. Flexisexual is someone who is sexually attracted to the both sexes but only commits to special relationships with the opposite sex.
Boomer women who have aged past their sexual prime are looking for same sex and opposite sex arrangements, but prefer to call it “flexisexual”.
A study by Northwestern University (USA) done in 2003 expected the birth of a new prototype of female, ambiguous, likes to challenge and change often effusion with other women, sexually more flexible than men, reports Corriere della Sera.
Specialists say they may be motivated by the growing visibility of same-sex couples and more open attitudes about sex in general. These so-called flexisexuals say that although they are not gay or even bisexual, they enjoy flirting and kissing girls – but they still like to have sex with men. According to the Daily Mail article that announced the term, “women are often more open to alternative experiences when they reach their fourties and are more confident with their sexuality”. Divorcees tend to be more adventurous.
Flexisexuality, as outlined by Eccles, seems to show the act of defiance. It varies from bisexuality by being less about the type of sexual actions under consideration, than it is about identity, or more pointedly, this refusal to recognize oneself with an established definition, an easily quantified cut-and-paste category.
Flexisexuals say they are not gay or even bisexual, but they enjoy flirting with and kissing girls. “In the old days, any instance of same-sex attraction was put in the category of bisexual or lesbian by default and now we realize women are simply more complicated than that,” Lisa Diamond said. “There are more examples floating around in popular culture, and the term reflects that.”
No one knows if the word will catch on the way “metrosexual” did but we are starting to hear about flexisexual women in the mainstream news. Ecosexual, fauxmosexual, pomosexual, retrosexual, technosexual and ubersexual did not make it but flexisexuality may stay. For one, it has strong arguments. Women are flexisexual by nature. The tags of bi, lesbian or straight primarily refer to men.