The asexuality spectrum identities show us that asexuality is so much more than simply not having an interest in sex. In fact, there are many different types of asexuality, each of which with its own characteristics. Throughout this article, Luvkis will briefly introduce you to some of the most common types of asexuality identities.
Last week, we have introduced you to all the basic facts you have to know in order to understand what is asexuality.But the truth is that there is so much more to asexuality than just those basics. Although the general idea is that asexual people are less interested in sex, these people can be identified under a number of different asexuality spectrum identities. Whereas some of these people may not have an interest in sex at all, for others it lies a bit more complicated. This is why we have put together the following list of different type of people you can find in the asexuality identity spectrum.
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Naturally, the list of asexuality spectrum identities starts off with the asexual people. People who are fully asexual do not experience any sexual attraction to people of any gender. As of such, they go through life without feeling the desire to have sex, at all. Whereas some may masturbate and have sex just to please their partner, others choose a completely sexless life.
Gray-asexuality is highly similar to regular asexuality, however, it differentiates itself by the fact that gray-asexual people can experience sexual attraction from time to time. Although rare, people who are gray-asexual can experience sexual attraction under certain circumstances. Others may feel sexual attraction but do not feel the desire to act on it.
People with a demisexual identity are, generally speaking, similar to asexual people in the way that they do not experience sexual attraction. The difference is, however, that for demisexual people, there can be exceptions. They may, from time to time, experience sexual attraction towards a person of any gender after an emotional bond has been formed with them. Forming such bonds is, however, very complicated for people who identify themselves among this asexuality spectrum identity. As a result, experiencing sexual attraction for them is extremely rare.
Recipsexual people, generally speaking, experience any desire to have sex. The difference between them and people with other asexuality spectrum identities lies in the fact that people who experience recipsexuality may start to experience sexual attraction towards someone after they realize that this person experiences sexual attraction towards them.
People who find themselves in this asexuality spectrum do not experience sexual attraction, however, they do desire a sexual relationship. As of such, these people often have a partner and have sex with them. They have sex for different reasons depending on the person itself, however, the main drive is not sexual attraction itself.
If you do not experience the desire to perform sexual acts on somebody else but, at the same time, you do desire that somebody pleases you sexually, you are iamvanosexual. In other words, these people like to receive sexual pleasure, however, they do not enjoy giving it to another person or any gender.
Among all identities found on the asexuality spectrum identities list, those of you who experience quoisexuality are, likely, most confused about their feelings. Quoisexuality means that you can’t tell whether or not you experience sexual attraction. Added to that, these people also find it difficult to tell what kind of attraction they experience towards different types of people.
If you feel like your sexual preference often changes and you never know whether you like boys, girls, or something else; you most likely have an abrosexual personality. People who identify with abrosexuality have a fluid sexual preference that often changes. Whereas one day they may like boys or girls, the other day they may not feel any sexual attraction at all.
People who consider themselves autochorissexual among all other asexuality spectrum identities experience a disconnection between themselves and the object of their sexual attraction. These people can feel sexual attraction towards any type of person or object, often turning it into a sexual fantasy.
If you experience fraysexuality, it means that you often feel sexual attraction to a person you just met, however, once you get to know them better, this sexual attraction will disappear. People with a fraysexual personality thus find it different to have a long-term sexual relationship.
From time to time, you might experience sexual attraction towards someone, however, you do not want this person to have the same feelings towards you. Once you realize this person also experiences sexual attraction towards you, your feelings towards them will disappear.
People who are placiosexual do not desire to receive sexual acts, however, they do feel the urge to please other people sexually. As of such, these people rather please others than being pleased themselves with it comes down to sex.
If you have an idemsexual personality, you find it difficult to tell whether you experience sexual attraction or platonic attraction towards a person. In other words, you do love people, however, you find it hard to make up your mind on whether you wish to have sex with them.
There is little to be said about this one. If you experience Novisexuality, it simply means that you find it hard to express or explain your sexuality in words. It either means that you are not sure yourself whether you experience sexual desire at all, or that you simply are not sure towards what kind of people/objects you feel attracted.
Aceflux people have a sexuality that fluctuates between different levels of asexuality and allosexual Aceflux people can feel different towards sex and their sexual desires/attraction from time to time.
You, generally speaking, do not experience any sexual desire or attraction, however, once you find out that another person has these feelings towards you, you start feeling the same towards them.
People who are emotionally exhausted and, as a result, do not experience any sexual desire are considered to be requiessexual. Once they start to feel better again, their sexual desire may return.
Last but not least when looking at the asexuality spectrum identities, you have apothisexuality. People who experience this do not only experience no sexual attraction, they are even repulsed by it.