Abasexual (pronounced Ah-bah-sexual) is an orientation describing one who was once asexual, but due to trauma of either a sexual or non-sexual variety, has become allosexual. Its a counterpart to caedsexual.
Abasexual is only to be used by those who have experienced or are currently experiencing trauma. Abasexual Individuals may be attracted to any gender. For instance, someone who is abasexual and gay was previously attracted to no one, but after one or more traumatic events, is now attracted to the same gender as themselves.
History and Flag
The coiner of the term and designer of the flag is MadechiClementine on Wikia FANDOM. The term was coined on the LGBTA Wikia on or around February 13, 2021, via the creation of this article and has no external resources.
The prefix "aba" is derived from the Latin word abactius, meaning "stolen", to describe the feeling an abasexual individual may have that their orientation was stolen from them.
This term does not imply that allosexuality or asexuality are choices. A common aphobic rhetoric used against asexual communities is "I can make you allo", but that is not possible, as it is not a choice. This is merely a descriptor for trauma survivors and does not extend to acephobic rhetoric.