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    The fictosexual flag.
    Alternative fictosexual flag made by icicledork.
    Alternative fictosexual flag made by icicledork (second variant).

    Fictosexual, also known as fictisexual, fictonsexual,[1] fictiosexual,[2] fictionsexual[3] or fictionalsexual, is an umbrella term for anyone who experiences exclusive sexual attraction towards fictional characters, a general type of fictional characters, or whose sexuality is influenced by fictional characters.

    Some fictosexual individuals experience attraction to certain genders in fiction, but don't experience attraction to said genders in the non-fictional world. For example, one may experience attraction to all genders in fiction, but only experience attraction to women in the non-fictional world.

    It is also an ace-spec identity, as some ace-spec individuals may feel sexual attraction exclusively to individuals whom they could never possibly be in a relationship with, such as fictional characters. The romantic equivalent is fictoromantic. The opposite to this term is veritasexual.

    Identities under the fictosexual umbrella include:

    • Aliussexual - an attraction for fictionkin. The attraction to a fictional character from their connectus.
    • Animatesexual - the attraction to anime/manga characters. The romantic equivalent is animateromantic.
    • Anuafsexual - the attraction to other animal and human hybrid characters.
    • Booklosexual - the attraction to novel/visual novel characters.
    • Cartosexual - the attraction to cartoon/comic characters.
    • Droidsexual - the exclusive or near-exclusive attraction to fictional robots, androids, etc.
    • Gamosexual - the attraction to video game characters.
    • Imagisexual- the attraction to fictional characters one can never see (book characters, podcast characters, etc.) The romantic equivalent is imagiromantic.
    • Inreasexual - the attraction to live-action TV show/movie characters.
    • Multifictino - a mix of exclusive fictional attraction. Example: being attracted exclusively to anime and cartoon characters.
    • Nekosexual - the attraction to neko-related characters.
    • OCsexual - the attraction to original characters.
    • Spectrosexual - the attraction to ghost-related characters.
    • Teratosexual - the attraction to monster-related characters.
    • Tobusexual - the attraction to vampire-related characters.
    • Visualnovelsexual - the attraction to visual novel characters.
    • Fictoflux - someone whose fictosexuality fluctuates in intensity. One day they might identify as ficto-, then identify as verita- the next day.

    There are also many who are fictosexual and has attraction to only one fictional character. Those who experience this may identify as certissexual.


    The black and grey stripes represent the lack of attraction towards non-fictional individuals, the purple stripe represents sexual attraction and the asexual spectrum, the black circle represents a "portal" to the fictional world in question, and the pink represents attraction to fictional characters.

    For the alternative flag, the stripes do not have assigned meanings, with the exception of the second variant, where black stripes signify that individual's fictosexuality is part of aspec umbrella.[4]


    1. http://archive.is/pFM4O#selection-667.0-675.258
    2. https://web.archive.org/web/20220705221651/https://www.asexuality.org/en/topic/186528-fictiosexual-romantic/
    3. https://web.archive.org/web/20220705222601/https://slangdefine.org/f/fictionsexual-4031.html
    4. https://web.archive.org/web/20220705223124/https://icicledork.tumblr.com/post/678702877257187328/new-fictosexual-flag
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