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  1. androphilenoun

    A person, of any gender, who loves men, or who is sexually attracted to men.

  2. Etymology: from androphilia


  1. androphile

    Androphilia and gynephilia are terms used in behavioral science to describe sexual orientation, as an alternative to a gender binary homosexual and heterosexual conceptualization. Androphilia describes sexual attraction to men or masculinity; gynephilia describes the sexual attraction to women or femininity. Ambiphilia describes the combination of both androphilia and gynephilia in a given individual, or bisexuality.The terms are used for identifying a person's objects of attraction without attributing a sex assignment or gender identity to the person. It may be used when describing intersex and transgender people, especially those who are nonbinary.

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  1. androphilenoun

    Nicolas Chinardet is the man who made the word up in the early 2000s based on his loose knowledge of Greek. ‘Andro’ means male, or masculine, ‘-phile’ denotes attraction: therefore, ‘androphile’ can be basically defined as an attraction to men or masculinity. For Chinardet, it was an alternative identification which was less ‘clinical’ than homosexual and didn’t have the same connotations as ‘gay’

    Submitted by Soulwriter on December 27, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of androphile in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of androphile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    A elusive
    B extroversive
    C contagious
    D defiant

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