Certissexual is a term or sexual modifier on the asexual spectrum for someone who has very specific exclusive attraction, usually towards a specific individual or a specific object. It is similar to soloamare in some ways, and may at times overlap.
Certissexual is a less-harmful label to use for individuals who may say they are 'specific-individual sexual' or 'specific-object sexual.' Some examples of this are listed below.
- An objectum individual with exclusive attraction to a specific object may label themself certissexual instead of explaining to one they are attracted to 'only the __ object they own.'
- An individual on the proculsexual spectrum who has exclusive attraction to a specific celebrity or Youtuber. For example, one may call themself certissexual instead of 'Corpsesexual' if they are attracted exclusively to the Youtuber Corpse.
- An individual on the fictosexual spectrum with exclusive attraction to a specific character or object within a series. For example, one may call themself certissexual instead of 'Arminsexual' if they are attracted exclusively to Armin from the anime/manga Attack on Titan.
This term is not to be used in a fetishizing manner, and only should be used if one has genuine exclusive attraction to an individual or type of individual. One should not use this term when referring to race, mental disorders, disabilities, and/or religion. For example, one should not use this term to describe 'exclusive attraction to a race' or 'exclusive attraction to autistic individuals' as this is fetishization, and not an appropriate use of this term.
This term can also be used with other forms of attraction, such as certisromantic, certisalterous, certisplatonic, etc.
The term was coined on March 19th of 2021 by Cryptocrew, specifically Arwen, in order to describe within one word the many forms of exclusive attraction that individuals experience.
The flag was designed on March 19th of 2021 by Cryptocrew, specifically Arwen. The black represents lack of attraction to other individuals/objects, the green represents anonbinary/non-binary genders, blue represents masculine genders, pink represents feminine genders, white represents objects/otherkin, and the number one represents how their attraction is exclusive to one person/one object/one type of person/object.
Another flag was designed on May 5, 2022 by a user who wishes to remain anonymous. This flag is a certis- flag, intended to be inclusive of all forms of certis- attraction, including sexual attraction, romantic attraction, and tertiary attraction. In other words, it can be used by people who are certissexual, certisromantic, certisplatonic, certisalterous, etc. The gradient of black to white represents the a-spec, the blue stripe represents individuality, and the pink stripe represents attraction to (a) very specific individual(s) or object(s).
The term was named after the Latin word for specific, which is Certis.