demisexuality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

demisexual +‎ -ity

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌdɛmiːsɛkʃuˈælitiː/

Noun[edit]

demisexuality (countable and uncountable, plural demisexualities)

  1. (sexuality, of humans) The state of being sexually or romantically attracted only to people with whom one has a strong emotional bond.
    • 2011, Holly Combs, "Labeling sexuality is not simple", The Maroon (Loyola University New Orleans), Volume 90, Number 10, 11 November 2011, page 6:
      Asexuality with the ability to experience romantic attraction should not be confused with demisexuality, which is somewhat similar.
    • 2011, Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference 2011 program, page 30:
      This workshop aims to be a comprehensive coverage of the basics about sexual orientation, gender identity, and LGBT topics with a special focus on asexuality and demisexuality.
    • 2013, Adrienne Smith, "Cultural Fascination", in Relationships & Sexuality (eds. Elesia Askenazy & Melanie Yergeau), page 96:
      Demisexuality further complicates my orientation. Or, at the very least, demisexuality imposes more difficulty in describing my particular brand of queerness.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.