An oriented aroace is an aromantic asexual (aroace) individual who experiences a form of tertiary attraction, that they feel is significant enough to warrant a place alongside their aroace orientation.
Oriented aroace individuals identify with another orientation label, but in a nonromantic, nonsexual way. For example, oriented aroaces may identify as a bi aroace/bi oriented aroace or gay aroace/gay oriented aroace. This additional label can be based on any form of non-romantic, non-sexual attraction, such as platonic attraction, sensual attraction, aesthetic attraction, alterous attraction, queerplatonic attraction, etc. or a combination of these.
The term oriented aroace is used to refer to those who are strictly aromantic and asexual. Angled aroace was created for those who are not strictly aromantic and/or asexual but are still aro-spec and ace-spec, such as greyasexuals, demisexuals, greyromantics, demiromantics, and other aro-spec and ace-spec identities.
The flag was designed by Tumblr user Biaroace on July 11, 2018. It features four horizontal stripes, similar in design to the asexual flag. The dark blue stripe at the top represents aroaces, grey for affiliation with the wider aro-spec and ace-spec communities, white for the orientation apart from aro and ace, and teal green for nonromantic, nonsexual attraction.
Flags for Specific Orientations
your-blorbos-are-queer's lesbian aroace flag
your-blorbos-are-queer's gay aroace flag
your-blorbos-are-queer's bi aroace flag
your-blorbos-are-queer's pan aroace flag
your-blorbos-are-queer's poly aroace flag
your-blorbos-are-queer's hetero aroace flag
rusty_penny_'s sapphic aroace flag
your-blorbos-are-queer's achillean aroace flag
June 4, 2022, Twitter user rusty_penny_ created the flag representing the Sapphic aroace identity. On January 2, 2023, Tumblr user your-blorbos-are-queer posted eight flags, each one representing a different type of oriented aroace. The seven flags are for, Achillean-, Lesbian-, Gay (Men)-, Bi-, Pan-, Poly-, and Hetero-Oriented Aroaces. Each flag was created by mixing the colors of corresponding stripes on the aroace flag and the flag of that orientation.
On January 3, 2023, in response to the original creator's request for a more aesthetically-pleasing version of the Hetero-Oriented flag, Tumblr user crystallinewalker created a second Hetero- flag with lightened colors in order to make the design more cohesive.