Lesbian sheepitude is a colloquial term used to describe a situation where a woman or two women are romantically or sexually interested in one another, but are unwilling to display this interest or make moves to pursue a connection. The attraction in lesbian sheepitude may be reciprocated or one sided.
The term lesbian sheepitude comes from the behavior of female sheep, who show their sexual interest by standing still. Similarly, women in a lesbian sheepitude situation indicate their interest by doing nothing and hoping the women they’re attracted to will pursue them. Lesbian sheepitude is sometimes called lesbian sheep syndrome.