androphic or androphilic, are expressions of Greek origin meaning “attracted by the male”. Androphile appears at the end of the 19th century, and it was coined by the German sexologist and homosexual rights defender, Magnus Hirschfeld, within a typological classification of male homosexuality based on the age of the object of sexual attraction. Androphilic would be the male attracted, affective, sexually or emotionally by other adult males (from 20 to 50 years). According to this classification also pedophiles, ephebophiles and gerontophiles exist.

Synonyms: Androfilie, Androgamie.

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