Perioriented refers to someone whose sexual orientation and romantic orientation have "matching" prefixes.[1] For example, someone who is bisexual and biromantic, or someone who is gay (homosexual) and homoromantic are both examples of perioriented individuals. The noun form is periorientation.

Most perioriented individuals do not specify their romantic orientation, because one's romantic orientation can be assumed to be the same as sexual orientation unless specified otherwise. The sole common exception to this is aromantic asexuals (AroAces), as they are perioriented but often do specify both orientations.


The term was coined by Tumblr user panpuru on or before February 17, 2014.[1] The flag was presumably created on Tumblr blog beyond-mogai-pride-flags on January 28, 2018 and has no known meaning.[2]

Related Terms

Label Relationship Description Difference
Varioriented Opposite When one's sexual and romantic orientations do not match. Perioriented means that one's romantic and sexual orientations do match.


  1. 1.0 1.1 new-ace-on-the-block. "ughgh ok we seriously need words". Tumblr, 17 Feb, 2014, Archived on 8 May, 2023.
  2. beyond-mogai-pride-flags. "Perioriented Pride Flag". Tumblr, 28 Jan, 2018, Archived on 29 Mar, 2022.