Orchidsexual is a microlabel on the asexual spectrum in which an individual experiences sexual attraction, but does not desire a sexual relationship or encounter. It can be used on its own or as an umbrella term. Someone who identifies as orchidsexual may consider others to be sexually attractive, but they would lack the desire to have or dislike having sexual experiences. Orchidsexual can be described as “the opposite of cupiosexual.” It is under the greysexual umbrella.
The romantic equivalent is orchidromantic.
The term was coined by FANDOM user Ringotheman on April 6, 2021. It was coined through this page and has no outside resources.
The orchidsexual flag was created by FANDOM user Ringotheman on April 6, 2021. Pink represents attraction, grey represents the asexual spectrum, purple represents sexual relationships, and black represents the lack of desire or unwanting. A simplified orchid outline is featured on the flags to acknowledge the term's etymology.
The alternate flag was created by FANDOM user Jaguar the rainwing-sandwing on August 12, 2021.
An orchidsexual symbol was created by FANDOM user WiiFyneLM on October 28, 2021.
Orchidsexual was named after the orchid flower. The flower is often used to symbolize love, sex, and fertility.