Hedonesexual is an ace-spec identity that describes someone who experiences sexual attraction and/or wants a sexual relationship, but upon having sex, is unable to experience sexual pleasure. This might be because of a medical problem or past trauma. An individual who is hedonesexual can also identify as other sexualities for their sexual attraction. Those who identify as hedonesexual due to trauma may also identify as caedsexual.
This term was first coined by Rainstories on February 1st, 2021.
The prefix hedone- comes from the Greek Goddess of pleasure, Hedone.