Do you believe in demisexuality?

  • Inque

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    Mar 30, 2015 12:01 PM GMT
    They're saying its when you are only sexually attracted to people after you get to know them.
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    Mar 30, 2015 12:02 PM GMT
    I believe you're off your chump.
  • Inque

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    Mar 30, 2015 12:33 PM GMT
    Sharkspeare saidI believe you're off your chump.


    I'm serious. People are claiming its a real thing but I don't believe it
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    Mar 30, 2015 12:37 PM GMT
    Is this what you mean?
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    Mar 30, 2015 3:08 PM GMT
    Great
    are we adding yet another letter???
    LGBTQIA+D
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    Mar 30, 2015 3:11 PM GMT
    I'm like that but I don't think it deserves a term of its own. As someone from RJ once told me "you just need more material to tickle your pickle"
  • bobbobbob

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    Mar 30, 2015 3:27 PM GMT
    I believe you need to be watching the Disney Channel and dressing your Barbie dolls, and jacking off to Brony porn
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    Mar 30, 2015 3:39 PM GMT
    Somebody hand over Toto to Miss Gulch and maybe she'll lighten the fuck up.
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    Mar 30, 2015 4:28 PM GMT
    DefensiveEnd saidSomebody hand over Toto to Miss Gulch and maybe she'll lighten the fuck up.

    OH
    Shit
    we get it....you're gay
  • bobbobbob

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    Mar 30, 2015 10:24 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidGreat
    are we adding yet another letter???
    LGBTQIA+D


    Wait... Where have you been? You better do something special with that "D"... or stick it back in whatever hole it came out of.

    Already we have...

    QUILTBAG (queer and questioning, intersex, lesbian, transgender and two-spirit, bisexual, asexual and ally, and gay and genderqueer)

    LGBTIH has seen use in India to encompass the hijra third gender identity and the related subculture.

    FABGLITTER from fetish (such as the BDSM community), allies or poly-amorous (as in polyamorous couples), bisexual, gay, lesbian, intersexed, transgender, transsexual engendering revolution or inter-racial attraction;

    LGBTTQQIAAP2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual, two spirited)

    Yeah I that "D" really would be better stuck up in some inquey hole, wouldn't it?
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    Mar 30, 2015 10:27 PM GMT
    Inque saidThey're saying its when you are only sexually attracted to people after you get to know them.
    I believe in it.

    I have a friend who identifies as straight, has a girlfriend he loves, yet started fooling around with me after we'd been hanging out for a few months.

    Come to find out, he told me he's not attracted to any particular body type. He's attracted to people he gets close to emotionally.

    So I accused him of incest (jokingly). icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 08, 2015 12:11 AM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidGreat
    are we adding yet another letter???
    LGBTQIA+D


    No.

    Asexuality already made its way into there. The ‘demi’ prefix refers to how they are halfway between sexuality and asexuality, and demi-sexuality originated within the asexual community. I think the inclusion of extra letters came about when the LGBT community began to be perceived as a club people could join, and groups felt they should be specifically represented.

    This is elitist to say, but the “original” letters don’t just represent a community, it is a social and political movement to bring awareness of the struggles people face and once galvanized, end the same. Individuals of the community face legalized discrimination in every area of their lives, a large portion of homeless youth are LGBT, lesbians still face corrective rape, transgendered individuals statistically face higher levels of abuse, assault, and suicide. The list goes on.

    "D" should not be tacked onto that movement. One group’s need to have their sexuality understood is very different from another group’s need to exist without persecution and systemic disenfranchisement.

    (Well, this post went on a little longer than intended.)
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    Apr 08, 2015 12:50 AM GMT
    Who are "they?" The prefix demi generally means half, which doesn't really apply, since there's nothing really diminished about the sex; if anything, it's actually increased somewhat. Amor- or ero-sexuality might be better words, prefixing the Latin words for love; philosexuality doesn't work because it mixes Greek and L. and implies a love of sex, not of the person. (See also, homosexuality, homophobia, mixing the two and, in the latter, creating ambiguity.) Whatever it's called, you could do a lot worse by not adopting it as a behavior.
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    Apr 08, 2015 1:56 AM GMT
    These terms come out of social movements, so I don't think they were concerned with using the correct scholarly term for demisexuality. Also, I think the thinking was that if sexual people are "fully" sexual and asexual people are not, then "demi" would be half-way or somewhere in the middle.

    I don't really think there's much point in "not believing" in it. I wonder though, if like sexual orientation, sexual interest can be better described on a scale rather than having to be either the two extremes or being right smack in the middle.