Singles unfamiliar with this vernacular may struggle to find their type, so we decided to bring some clarity to the situation.We did a little digging into what lesbians on the web are saying and pulled together a list of 17 lesbian types.
“You fall in love with a person, not a sex,” says actress Anne Heche, who’s three-year romance with Ellen De Generes was her first and only lesbian relationship.If you’re a lesbian wading into the dating pool, you probably hear a bunch of terms like “femme” and “soft butch” being tossed around, and maybe you don’t know what they mean.Lesbians come in all shapes and sizes, so a lexicon of words has evolved to define them.As the name suggests, power lesbians are ambitious, awe-inspiring women.Some call them “suits.” According to Your Tango’s definition, “the power lesbian is a lesbian with her shit together!The sport dyke likes to mix it up on the field or the court.
Lesbian Haven describes the term this way, “a sport dyke is a lesbian who more than anything identifies with being an athlete.” Think of legendary soccer star Amy Wambach or basketball champion Seimone Augustus.
Stone butches are sexually generous lesbians who prefer to give more than they receive in the bedroom.
Lesbian Haven describes these ladies as receiving pleasure by pleasing their partners. In the spectrum of traditionally masculine and feminine traits, soft butches (aka chapstick lesbians) come down somewhere in the middle.
Our intention isn’t to offend but to help singles keep up with common lesbian slang and attract a date by understanding existing social dynamics among lesbians.
Lipstick lesbians (or femmes) defy the stereotypical image of a lesbian.
From amusing shorthand to terms of endearment, these lesbian stereotypes are just a small slice of the myriad of flavors in the LGBTQ community.