Apexsexual is a sexual orientation on the asexual spectrum describing an individual who does not experience sexual attraction towards strangers, may develop sexual attraction towards them when a personal bond forms, and then loses that sexual attraction when the bond grows stronger.
Apexsexual may be described as a combination of demisexual and fraysexual, where the demisexuality leads into fraysexuality.
The opposite of apexsexual is vallissexual.
The romantic equivalent is apexromantic.
Apexsexual was coined by Reddit user AnonymousHermitCrab on August 18th, 2022.
The prefix "apex-" comes from the Latin word meaning "peak" in reference to sexual attraction appearing/rising and then disappearing/falling as a personal bond develops.