The *Brief* History of the Demisexual Flag and What It Represents

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Demisexual Flag

Demisexuality means that someone doesn’t feel sexual attraction until a close emotional bond has been formed. “Demisexual” is sometimes out under the gray-A umbrella. Demisexuality differs from gray-asexuality in that demisexuality is a specific sexual orientation. Individuals who identify as demisexual may find forming romantic or sexual relationships more difficult; they often make assumptions of a sexual nature as just being “just friends”, which may devalue the sexual aspect of the relationship. 

When describing demisexuality as an orientation, allosexuals (those who feel sexual attraction; the opposite to sexual), may mistake it as a admirable choice rather than a orientation. Demisexuals are not choosing to abstain; they are just waiting until a close emotional bond has been formed. 

The demisexual flag has a black triangle in the left corner and 3 horizontal stripes. The white represents sexuality, purple represents community, and gray represents gray- asexuality.  


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