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    The acrisexual flag.
    The neuroacrisexual flag.
    Alternate acrisexual flag by lgbtqa-pride-icons.
    Alternate neuroacrisexual flag by lgbtqa-pride-icons.

    Acrisexual is an a-spec identity to describe an experience where one feels sexual attraction, but it feels wrong or unnatural to be feeling it, like it should not happen to them. There are also other variations for different types of attraction.

    Its -romantic counterpart is acriromantic.

    Neuroacrisexual

    Neuroacrisexual is a term to describe one who feels sexual attraction, but feels wrong or unnatural to be feeling it, like it should not happen to them; this discomfort is due to neurodivergence.

    History

    Acrisexual was coined by Tumblr user pastelmemer sometime on or before November 14th 2018.[1]

    Flags

    The acrisexual flag was made by Tumblr user mogaiheaven, along with variations for acriromantic, acrisensual, acrialterous, acriaesthetic, acriqueerplatonic and acriplatonic attraction, November 14th 2018.

    The neuroacrisexual flag was created by Tumblr user genderplaylist, along with variations for neuroacriromantic, neuroacrisensual, neuroacrialterous, neuroacriaesthetic, neuroacriqueerplatonic and neuroacriplatonic, 15th November 2018.[2]

    An alternate acrisexual flag was created by lgbtqa-pride-icons, along with variations for acriromantic, acrisensual, acrialterous, acriaesthetic, acriqueerplatonic and acriplatonic attraction and their neuro- counterparts, September 5th 2019. The outer stripes represent the type of attraction and the inner gray stripes representing the unnatural feeling of the attraction.[3]

    Etymology

    The prefix "acri-" is Latin for "bitter", "sharp", "sour", or "stinging."[4]

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