Citations:demisexual

English citations of demisexual

Adjective: "sexually attracted to people only after a strong emotional bond has been formed"Edit

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  • 2010, Sophie Gamwell, "Asexuality", BoLT, Issue 1, April 2010, page 14:
    Some people may identify as asexual for a period and then decide that they are in fact demisexual, or even sexual.
  • 2011, Aiden Harrington, "Identity Beyond the Binary", BoLT, October 2011, pages 6-7:
    Following a continuum of attraction to one or many sexes and genders to a total lack thereof, there are a myriad of orientations based in a diverse set of sexual and emotional attractions which include but not limited to heterosexual, homosexual, queer, pansexual, demisexual, and asexual.
  • 2011, Christine Jonas, "Poet explains differences in sex, gender, orientation", The Daily Campus (Southern Methodist University), Volume 97, Issue 28, 21 October 2011, page 1:
    Orientation basically describes what you like, for example, straight, gay, bisexual, asexual or demisexual.
  • 2013, Tracey Hickey, "Asexuality should be recognized as a legitimate sexual orientation", The Pitt News (University of Pittsburgh), 14 February 2013:
    Some think of themselves as demisexual, only able to feel attraction when a very strong emotional bond already exists.
  • 2013, C. J. Bishop, "A mystery wrapped in an enigma – asexuality: a virtual discussion", Psychology & Sexuality, Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2013, page 205 (quoting A. C. Hinderliter):
    In asexual / ace communities in the past few years, there has been an enormous increase in prominence of people identifying as gray-A and as demisexual, with ‘ace’ now sometimes being used as an umbrella term.

Noun: "a person who is demisexual"Edit

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  • 2011, Mark Carrigan, "There’s more to life than sex? Difference and commonality within the asexual community", Sexualities, Volume 14, Number 4, August 2011, page 470:
    Demisexuals experience sexual attraction as a consequence of romantic attraction but not independently of it.
  • 2011, Holly Combs, "Labeling sexuality is not simple", The Maroon (Loyola University New Orleans), Volume 90, Number 10, 11 November 2011, page 6:
    Demisexuals experience sexual desire only toward people with whom they already have a strong emotional bond. Like an asexual, a demisexual would not see an attractive woman and immediately desire sex, unless, of course, that attractive woman happened to be in a serious emotional relationship with the demisexual.
  • 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, C. J. Bishop, "A mystery wrapped in an enigma – asexuality: a virtual discussion", Psychology & Sexuality, Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2013, page 205 (quoting A. C. Hinderliter):
    We should seek to understand the diversity of the life experiences of asexuals, gray- As, demisexuals, etc., without privileging the stories of those most rich in whatever sorts of suffering are most relevant to the author’s own political agenda, and without privileging those who want to their relationships to subvert the social order over those whose dreams are more conventional.
  • 2013, Whitney Cyr, "Students ‘come out’ and inspire with stories", The Equinox (Keene State College), 24 April 2013:
    Rines identified himself as a demisexual, meaning that he is only sexually attracted to a person once a strong emotional attachment has been formed.