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Grey-A FAQs:

  • What is grey-asexuality?
    Grey-asexuality is a part of the sexuality spectrum that is close to asexuality. Grey-as may not want to identify as asexual or sexual for various reasons. A grey-a may experience sexual attraction under limited circumstances or to a lesser degree than sexual people.
  • How is a grey-a different from an asexual?
    Many grey-as still experience sexual attraction. An asexual is defined as a person who does not experience sexual attraction.
  • How is a grey-a different from a sexual?
    The grey umbrella is very large and the answer to this question is very complicated. Each grey may have varying reasons ranging from not experiencing sexual attraction to the same degree as sexual people, not experiencing sexual attraction as often, or something completely different.
  • How is a grey-a different from a demisexual?
    A demisexual is a type of grey-a. To learn more about demisexuals, click here or look at the next post
  • Can grey-as be aromantic?
    Yes they can. A grey-a can be anywhere on the a/romantic spectrum.
  • I masturbate, does this mean I'm not completely asexual?
    The definition of asexuality is "not experiencing sexual attraction". Therefore, masturbation does not mean that a person is any less asexual than somebody else. Furthermore, many people may find masturbation pleasurable on its own and don't link it to their sexual orientation.

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Demisexual FAQs:

  • What is a demisexual?

    A demisexual is a person who only experiences sexual attraction after an emotional bond has been formed. This bond does not have to be romantic in nature.

  • Can a demisexual be aromantic?

    It is very possible for a demisexual to be aromantic.

  • Can demisexuals experience aesthetic or romantic attraction?

    Demisexuals can experience any type of primary attraction besides sexual attraction. This includes aesthetic and romantic attraction.

  • What is the difference between a demisexual and an asexual?

    An asexual is a person who does not experience sexual attraction (neither primary nor secondary attraction). A demisexual experiences secondary sexual attraction after forming an emotional bond.

  • How long does it take for a demisexual to form an emotional attachment?

    It depends on the people involved as demonstrated here

  • What is the difference between a grey-a and a demisexual?

    A demisexual is a type of grey-a. Just like all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares, you can say that all demisexuals fall under the gray-a umbrella, but not all grey-as are demisexual.

  • What is the difference between a demisexual and a sexual?

    Sexuals can experience primary and secondary sexual attraction. A demisexual is only capable of experiencing secondary sexual attraction.

  • Isn't demisexuality a form of slut-shaming?

    Demisexuality is a sexual orientation. The fact that a person does not experience sexual attraction until getting to know their partner does not make it a form of slut-shaming. It just means that the sexual attraction wasn't there until that point.

  • So is this a choice?

    Some people may choose not to pursue a sexual relationship until later on in a relationship, or marriage for various reasons. That does not automatically mean a person is demisexual. A demisexual is a person who does not experience sexual attraction until that point. Thus, it's an orientation, not a behavior.

  • Aren't most people like this?

    A person can experience early sexual attraction and decide to not act on it. A demisexual does not experience primary sexual attraction so they have nothing to act upon.

  • Can Demisexuals masturbate?

    Any person of any sexual orientation can masturbate. Many people find masturbation pleasurable on its own and don't associate it with their orientation.

  • So being demisexual...that means that you're not into anything sexual right?

    Being demisexual doesn't mean a person isn't into sexual things. It means a person isn't into sexual things unless the context is right. In fact, there are many demisexuals who identify more with sexuals than asexuals.

  • So does this mean that asexuals are just waiting for the right person?

    It is very possible for any asexual person to be demisexual. It is also very possible for any heterosexual person to find out that they are bisexual. Whatever label works for people when they use it is the right label smile.gif

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