gray-A

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Adjective[edit]

gray-A (not comparable)

  1. (neologism, informal) Graysexual.
    • 2012, Evelyn Deshane, "Asexuality: Media Depictions and Lived Realities", Absynthe (Trent University), February 2012, page 34:
      The gray-A type of attraction discussed in asexuality communities addresses this issue of a variable like sex drive.
    • 2013, Adrienne Smith, "Cultural Fascination", in Relationships & Sexuality (eds. Elesia Askenazy & Melanie Yergeau), page 96:
      People who find themselves “somewhere in the middle,” or people who don’t feel that they’re the cut-and-dry definition of aromantic asexual, tend to identify themselves as gray-A. And demisexuality is but one shade of gray-A.
    • 2013, Dominque Mosbergen, "Asexual in a Sexual World", Huffington, Issue #63, 25 August 2013, page 47 (approx.):
      "Sexuality is so fluid, and Gray-A presents more of a possibility to be unsure. I don't understand all the intricacies of myself yet, so this is the closest approximation I've come up with," said Chris Maleney, an 18-year-old Pennsylvania high school student who identifies as Gray-A.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:gray-A.

Noun[edit]

gray-A (plural gray-As or gray-A's)

  1. (neologism, informal) A graysexual person.
    • 2012, Marina Hale, "The Drop-Down Menu Identity Crisis", Glass Buffalo (University of Alberta), Spring 2012, page 51:
      Gray-As or demisexuals fit somewhere between sexual and asexual; they may have very low sex-drives, or may only experience sexual attraction after a deep emotional connection exists.
    • 2013, Dominque Mosbergen, "Asexual in a Sexual World", Huffington, Issue #63, 25 August 2013, page 47 (approx.):
      Gray-A's, on the other hand, are people who identify more generally in the gray zone between asexuality and sexuality.
    • 2014, Bailey Dineen, "A Look Into My Sex Life", The Cornell Daily Sun (Cornell University), Volume 13, Number 74, 24 January 2014, page 7:
      Graces, or gray-A’s, are people who experience sexual attraction infrequently or not very strongly; []
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:gray-A.

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