The sexuality spectrum, based on an infographic by Jan Diehm from Huffington Post, which is based on information from AVENwiki (the Asexual Visibility and Education Network).
Sexuality is a spectrum. On the one side, there’s asexual, which is a term used to describe folks who don’t experience sexual attraction.
On the other side is sexual or allosexual, which are terms to describe folks who do experience sexual attraction.
In between these two are graysexual and demisexual. Graysexual is a term used to describe folks who are somewhere in between sexual and asexual. Some folks feel more sexual than asexual, or vice versa. It’s an umbrella term for folks who don’t quite identify as either.
Demisexual is a term used to describe folks who don’t experience sexual attraction until they form an emotional connection.
Of course, these terms and descriptions won’t fit for everyone. These labels are not mean to box people into categories, but to help give us language to describe and validate our experiences.
[Image description: A white background with three different blush tone circles connected in a linear fashion from left to right. On the far left, the circle contains the word, “asexual.” The middle circle contains the words, “graysexual and demisexual,” and the circle on the far right contains the word, “sexual.” Above and below these circles are the descriptions that are mentioned above in the caption.]


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