Gynephilia is a term for a common attraction towards girls or towards female traits, disregarding the intercourse of the “gynephile”.
Each a person and a girl is usually a “gynephile”; if it’s a man, he has a heterosexual orientation, if it’s a girl, she has gay wishes.
A hardly ever utilized synonym of the term is “gynesexuality” however “gynephilia” can also be seen spelled as “gynophilia”.
The male model of “gynephilia” is androphilia; an attraction towards masculinity.
Origin of the term
The primary use of the term, in a barely alternate type, was utilized by Theocritus throughout the 3rd century BC.
He makes use of “gynaikophilias” in Idyll 8 to describe the lustful wishes of Zeus pulling him towards girls.
The phrase is a composite of the phrases gyne meaning girl and -philia meaning liking or love towards a factor, an individual or a phenomenon.
Unfold of the term
Sigmund Freud was one of the first individuals utilizing the term in fashionable context, to describe one of his case research; Dora.
City Dictionary has three definitions on “gynephilia” as of Aug 18th 2020, the earliest one being written in 2010, nevertheless it’s really describing gerontophilia, through which a youthful male is attracted sexually towards an aged girl.