Neurosexuality

Neurosexuality is a subtype of IdentityPoliticsSexuality. Neurosexuality encompasses all MOGAI sexualities (as well as romantic, platonic, aesthetic, queerplatonic, sensual, and alterous attractions) which are influenced by physical disability or neurodivergency.
For brevity’s sake, physical disabilities have been filed under this label, as well, because once you’ve reached the point where you’re trying to be non-het because you have low spoons, who fucking cares?

History of Term

Neurosexuality was coined by MOGAI-Watch as a way to categorize disability/neurodivergency-related sexualities.

List of Terms

A

Adeisexual

Adeisexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "a sexuality or romantic orientation in which when one becomes sexually or romantically interested in one, they become severely attached or ‘clingy’ to said person.
note: a basically watered down version of obsesexual/romantic that is allowed use by neurotypical people. said orientation does not excuse any inappropriate actions caused by this."1

Adfectusexual

Adfectusexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "whether sexual/romantic attraction is present depends on one’s state of mind. Adfectual and Adfomantic for short. Based on Adfectus."2

Agitaromantic

Agitaromantic (/-sexual/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "a romantic orientation revolving around feeling romantic attraction, but due to trauma involving a past break-up, the user is terrified of entering a relationship.
this romantic orientation is only reclaimable by trauma survivors. do not use this/identify with this if you do not have trauma relating to a relationship’s break-up."3

Altsexual

Altsexual(/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "When your orientation fluctuates because of your Alters orientations: ie when your polysexual with a preference for feminine people but a lot of your Alters like men and are influencing you to like men more. For DID/OSDD/DDNOS Systems."4

Ambagosexual

Ambagosexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "a term describing the experience of not knowing or understanding your sexuality, or being unable to describe your sexuality due to fatigue, dissociation, brain fog, or emotional exhaustion."5

Amphisexual

Amphisexual is defined as "(amphi=Greek root for both) attraction only towards those with the same or similar mental illnesses/neurodivergences as you do.
note: only for neurodivergent people."6

Anxisexual

Anxisexual is defined as "when one can't differentiate feeling attraction from being anxious? It is to be only used by those with anxiety disorders, and could fall on the a spectrum."7

Aporiosexual

Aporiosexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "A word to describe when someone with ocd has sexual or romantic intrusive thoughts/obsessions that are at odds with their orientation.
Example: I am homosexual but i have intrusive thoughts about people who are a different gender than me. I am aporiohomosexual.
the latin word aporio meaning doubt, waver, vacillate.
Note: only to be used by people who have obsessive compulsive disorder.
See also: Nothosexual"8

Asocialsexual

Asocialsexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "when you have no desire to be in real life relationships due to anxiety (usually social) or trust issues. The person can have friendships with people over the internet.
(Just to clarify, Asocial- in this context is just a prefix for asocialsexual/asocialromantic/etc, not the definition of the actual term "Asocial")"9

Auditesexual

Auditesexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "attraction only to ASMR or people who create ASMR content."10

Autistisexual

Autistisexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "autistic people who are attracted sexually or romantically to other autistic people. This would be for the use of autistic people"11

Azusexual

Azusexual is defined as "the attraction towards people who show their power through revenge and pettiness. when an azusexual is in love with someone, they devoid all of their love towards them and sometimes devoid their whole life towards them."12

B

Bordersexual

Bordersexual/(/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous)// is defined as "an aro/ace spectrum orientation in which the individual cannot distinguish between types of attraction due to symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (ex. feeling strong attachment to platonic friends that can be confused as romantic, personal identity instability, etc.)"13

BPDemi

BPDemi is defined as "a term for borderline demisexuals/demiromantics who don’t have the lack of possibility of attraction at first when it’s their fp."14

Byumasexual

Byumasexual/(/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous)// is defined as "a sexual orientation term for those who experienced some kind of trauma during the “awakening” of their sexual attractoin/orientation (for example: when one first starts to date or gets curious about their own sexual orientation). Due to this trauma, the concept or idea of “sexual attraction” is a very confusing subject to them. These individuals might have a basic idea of their orientation (”I know I am not straight” or “I know I am not gay”) but beyond that, it is a mystery. People who identify as Byumasexual might have a history of “cycling” through different sexual orientation terms, attempting to find a term that they feel comfortable with (the “light bulb moment”).
This term is a more specific version of unthenalsexual. This term is NOT an excuse to not see professional help if you’re experiencing negative physical and/or mental health symptoms. If this is negatively interferring [sic] with your day-to-tday life, please seek out the proper professional.
Questioning is not a term these people feel comfortable with. One reason could be that it feels too “superficial”. Another reason could be that they feel like questioning is a “transitioning” term.
Byumasexual could easily be connected to caedosexual (believing trauma made you no longer experience sexual attraction), implasexual (Someone who feels they are never quite sure of their sexual orientation due to self doubt or anxiety), or pomosexual (believing there is no current term within the LGBT/MOGAI community that fits you, but there might be in the future).
This term was created by combining a greek word with an old norse word. It’s pronounced “bee-you-ma-sexual.””15

C

Caedsexual

Caedsexual i/(/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous)//s defined as "a feeling that one was previously able to experience a particular kind of attraction, but that ability was lost due to trauma or other negative events."16

Cogitarisexual

Cogitarisexual is defined as "you only experience sexual attraction within your own head (you don’t act on it, you don’t try to interact with the person, etc.)"17

D

Dependsexual

Dependsexual/(/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous)// is defined as "An orientation in which attraction only occurs within one’s depended(s). Can be used to describe any kind of attraction felt solely within the context of Dependent Personality Disorder. (Example labels include dependromantic/platonic/sexual/alterous/etc).
The frontmost heart represents one with DPD while the heart behind it represents a depended. The string-like figures on the frontmost heart represent the binding and compelling nature of attraction to one’s depended(s), a defining feature of Dependent Personality Disorder. For use by those with DPD only."18

Destresexual

Destresexual is defined as "someone who has experienced trauma and is only sexually attracted to others when not triggered. Usually with sexual assault related trauma but doesn’t have to be.
Comes from the old French word “destrecier” meaning distress.
Could be considered on the ace spectrum"19

Diffisexual

Diffsexual/(/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous)// is defined as "the impossibility or extreme difficulty to engage in sexual/sensual/romantic activities due to one’s sensory issues (Note: Only to be used by autistic people)"20

Dissociative-Pansexual

Dissociative-Pansexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "*only for those who have Dissociative Identity Disorder (or are medically part of a system)
Pansexuality which fluctuates depending on each different personality, for example, personality One identifies as female and is attracted to everyone, but Personality Two identifies as male, and is attracted only to men. The person is still pansexual but each personality regardless of gender, expresses their own sexual preference based on gender."21

Dissociatsexual

Dissociatsexual is defined as "a type of sexual orientation where due to going through dissociative type symptoms during sex or sex like activities, one is perpetually confused as to what classify themselves of in regards to their sexual identity. The creator of this term (who wishes to remain anonymous) wants to emphasize the fact that if a person is feeling so much discomfort with their dissociative feelings that they feel like it negatively affects their life, then it’s time to seek treatment from the proper professionals. This term is NOT meant to “glamorize” or “romanticize” any kind of mental illness or symptoms."22

E

Echopelusexual

Echopelusexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "when you only feel attraction to stuffed animals that you see as extensions of yourself/that you are an extension of them due to neurodivergence, namely difficulty in expressing empathy, or empathy deficits, such as in NPD/ASPD/Autism and extreme attachment and desire to be engulfed by a depended/favourite toy, such as in BPD/DPD. Anyone neurodivergent person with this symptom can use it, though.
An objectum orientation that is a combination of Echo- and Pelu-."23

Echosexual

Echosexual is defined as "when you only feel attraction to people that you see as extensions of yourself/that you are an extension of them due to neurodivergence, namely difficulty in expressing empathy, or empathy deficits, such as in NPD/ASPD/Autism and extreme attachment and desire to be engulfed by a depended/favorite person, such as in BPD/DPD.
Anyone neurodivergent person with this symptom can use it, though."24

Electromantic

Electromantic is defined as "due to feelings of being robotic, distinguishing romantic feelings is difficult. this can include:

  • when or if you feel romantic attraction
  • what romantic attraction feels like
  • the difference between romantic and platonic attraction

the robotic feelings can be because of neurodivergency/mental illness, and being otherkin/fictionkin, but this identity is not exclusive to those individuals. this is meant to be included in the aromantic spectrum."25

Electrosexual

Electrosexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "due to feelings of being robotic, distinguishing sexual feelings is difficult.
Based on Electromantic"26
See also: robosexual, techno-/tecno-/tech-, digisexual, quoi-/wtf-/what-.

F

Fixesexual

Fixesexual /(/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous)// is defined as "a sexual orientation where the person is rarely attracted to anyone sexually, but when they are attracted they become obsessed with that person.
note: this orientation is only to be used by people who are neuroatypical. this does not excuse the actions/behavior of the individual to the person they have these feelings towards.
alternative names: previously called obsesexual/romantic"27

Fuscsexual

Fuscsexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "an orientation that changes during depressive episodes…to be used by bipolar people only."28

G

Glitchsexual

Glitchsexual is defined as "you may or may not have an orientation, but either way it’s glitched and confusing.
note: ideal for glitchkin/techkin/etc but nonkin can use it too!"29

Gravisexual

Gravisexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "When your orientation is influenced by the pull of gravity/how far you are from the Earth’s center. e.g., at a high elevation, [the coiner is] mostly attracted to other women, but when [the coiner is] close to sea level, the ratio swings more toward men. Only to be used by neurodivergent people."30

Gryposexual

Gryposexual is defined as "for survivors only. When you are a- spectrum but you forcibly feel attraction to people who try to abuse or manipulate you. Correlates to the type of abuse- a gryporomantic person would forcibly feel romantic attraction to someone trying to/actively abusing them in a romantic relationship, or trying to coerce them into a romantic relationship."31

I

Intrasexual

Intrasexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "a member of a multiple system who is only attracted, romantically or sexually, to other members of the same system. “Intraromantic” is a more commonly-used term, due to the difficulties of two members of the same system engaging in a sexual relationship.
note: only to be used by those in multiple systems."32

K

Klapesexual

Klapesexual is defined as "When you feel as though your ability (or potential) to experience SEXUAL attraction has been taken away from you due to abuse, trauma, neurodivergency, illness, or any other similar factor, including any combination of them.
Pronounciation “klep-ee-sexual”"33

M

Magnismetumsexual

Magnismetumsexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "becoming more attracted when scared

  • Exclusive to those with anxiety/ptsd/a pd/any mental illness that causes extreme fear. A neurodivergent orientation."34

Malasexual

Minusmetumsexual

Minusmetumsexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "becoming less attracted when scared

  • Exclusive to those with anxiety/ptsd/a pd/any mental illness that causes extreme fear. A neurodivergent orientation."35

N

Neauralic

Neauralic is defined as "attraction to neurogender people."36

Nebulasexual

Nebulasexual is defined as "being unable to or having a hard time distinguishing/identifying sexual attraction, from other types of attraction or period, due to one’s neurodivergency.

  • Important intersection
  • Sexual attraction as confusing, unclear."37

Neuroasexual

Neuroasexual(/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "feeling attraction or wanting to participate in actions associated with a type of attraction, but you are scared of, repulsed by, or aversed to, them due to being (or relating to being) neuroatypical, neurodiverse, or mentally ill."38

Neurolian

Neurolian is defined as "neurogender loving neurogender (nglng)"39

Nothosexual

Nothosexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "being sure or nearly sure that you’re of an orientation, but having intrusive (sexual, romantic, otherwise) thoughts about other genders or situations you are not attracted to." (Notho- means false, spurious).40

O

Oscillsexual

Oscillsexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "an orientation that changes during any episode be it mixed, manic, hypomanic, depressive etc. So like, a gay person who’s pan during manic episodes would be petopansexual…to be used by bipolar people only."41

P

Parasexual

Parasexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) has been coined several times and several definitions, including one non-MOGAI one.

  • Non-MOGAI Definition: "relating to or being reproduction that results in recombination of genes from different individuals but does not involve meiosis and formation of a zygote by fertilization as in sexual reproduction," coined in 195442
  • 2016 Coining: "someone who identifies as asexual, but enjoys recreational sex."43
  • 2018 Coining: "Someone who does NOT have sexual attraction for ANYONE (asexual). If they do have sexual activity, it is for the sole purpose of reproduction. This is a micro label within the Asexual umbrella, similar in nature to say, placiosexual (that describes action)."44
  • 2019 Coining: "being attracted only to para (characters) in your paracosm…can be used by maladaptive daydreamers only!"45

Pathosexual

Pathosexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "experienc[ing] sexual attraction, but because of [your] OCD induced germophobia [you] find sexual acts gross and repulsive even when [you are] attracted and want to have sex."46

Perissossexual

Perissossexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "experiencing high-intensity or overwhelming levels of attraction due to neurodivergence. Alternative to hypersexual; for those that aren’t diagnosed with hypersexuality."47

Petosexual

Petosexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "an orientation that changes during manic/hypomanic episodes…to be used by bipolar people only."48

Praestosexual

Praestosexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "When one feels attraction and wants a relationship but because of their status as neurodivergent, they feel repulsed with the thought of someone being in a relationship with them and having to deal with them. (Can be related to low self esteem.) Comes from the Latin word praesto, meaning “to be responsible for”. -flux can be added if this fluctuates in intensity."49

R

Rencsexual

Rencsexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "an orientation that confuses and infuriates the person whose orientation it is because of their BPD, causing the person to impulsively collect labels trying to find one that fits…exclusive to people with BPD"50
See Also: Rencgender

S

Sadmanafsi

Sadmanafsi is defined as "a state of being where you believe that due to a trauma you experienced in your life, your sexual attraction has split between physical attraction (what gets you “sexually excited” physically) and psychological attraction (what you have sexual fantasies about, what you might dream about, etc). The emphasis here is that there’s a sharp/distinct disconnect between your mental state of being and your physical state of being in regards to what you find sexually attractive."51
Pronounced sad-ma-naf-see

Schizosexual

Schizosexual is defined as "an orientation for people in the schizo spectrum that feel like their disorder affects their attraction in the way they perceive it, experience it or in it’s intensity."52

An earlier definition is simply "for a person who experiences split attractions."53

Sentisexual

Sentisexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "Your orientation is fluid when sensory overload happens."54

Speciosexual

Speciosexual is defined as "in which when one becomes sexually or romantically interested in someone, that said person becomes their special interest
note: only for use by autistic folk"55

Splitsexual

Splitsexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "[attraction to or by] only those who experience splitting"56

Systemsexual

Systemsexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "being attracted only towards people with a DID/OSDD system."57

U

Unthenalsexual

Unthenalsexual is defined as "due to past relationship trauma, unthenalsexuals are people who are completely unsure of what their SEXUAL orientation is. They might have “figured out” their other types of attraction (romantic, sensual, etc.) but due to their relationship trauma in the past, they are completely unsure of their SEXUAL orientation. They might have a “basic” understanding (for example: “I know I am not straight”) but beyond that, that feel completely “lost”in regards to their SEXUAL orientation. If a person asks them to define sexual attraction, they might just shrug their shoulders, not knowing how to apply the idea of “sexual attraction” to themselves (or know how to define it, period).

People who identify as unthenalsexual do NOT feel comfortable with the term “questioning”.

It is pronounced “un-then-al-sex-oo-al”. The flag colors are base don the idea of “confusion” and being “lost”.58

V

Vsesexual

Vsesexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "when the orientations of your headmates/alters/system members/etc influences your orientation. can also be used for gender i guess, as vsegender, with the appropriate ending added on (vseboy, vsegirl, vseagender, etc). alternative to alt-, which was coined by a gatekeeper. from russian for all (все/vse).
any kind of system can use it except for gatekeepers/exclusionists"59

W

Wolandsexual

Wolandsexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is defined as "due to your disability and/or chronic illness, you feel varying degrees of sexual attraction simply due to pain and/or spoons."60

See Also

Neurogender


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