Hey guys, gals and non binary pals. You probably know what’s going on by now; today is the second to last day of Asexual Awareness Week. If you still don’t know what’s going on, you can click here but most of you probably already do.
Today is going to be another common identity from the asexual spectrum, Aegosexuality.
Aegosexuality-“A disconnection between oneself and a sexual target/object of arousal; may involve sexual fantasies, or arousal in response to erotica or pornography, but lacking any desire to be a participant in the sexual activities therein” -MOGAI Library & multiple other sources
Most people define it as liking the idea of sex but not actually wanting to do it.
There are many different variations and interpretations of this identity, just as with most others.
Some people define it as a kind of sex positive identity, where they understand why people would want sex, they may even enjoy sexual content in films or books but they don’t want to have sex themselves. Make sense?
Some people say that they just “like to watch” which I’m not shaming but it does sound a little creepy when you put it like that.
Basically, as with all these identities, there is room for discussion and interpretation.
The pride flag for aegosexuality is similar to the asexual flag except for the inverted triangle in the middle.
The colors represent the same as in the asexual flag, black for asexuality, grey for grey and demisexuality, white for allosexuality and purple for community. The inverted triangle represents the “inverted aspect” of aegosexuality.
Quick history lesson,
The term aegosexuality was coined by a Tumblr user who identified as ‘autochorissexual’
Autochorissexualism was replaced by aegosexuality for many reasons. First, the term ‘autochorissexual’ was coined by a man who not only wasn’t asexual but used it to describe a paraphilia rather than a sexuality. The term aegosexuality apparently has Latin roots and was specifically designed to be an a-spec identity (an identity on the asexual spectrum). It also has significantly fewer syllables and is less likely to be confused with autosexuality which is a completely different thing.
This blog is actually dedicated to aegosexuality, despite its name.
A blog run by an alloromantic autochorissexual woman. She has a great resource list and also answers questions I believe
They answer questions and have loads of educational posts
By the way, all the tumblrs from the past two days are also aego positive, so you can check those out as well.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this, tomorrow is the last day and I’ll be talking about Ace misconceptions, acephobia, common ace slang and how you can be a good ally. Have an amazing day!