Quoiplatonic experiences may include:
- Being unsure what platonic attraction is, and therefore being unsure if one has experienced it or not.
- Finding the concept of platonic-ness/platonic attraction to be inaccessible, inapplicable, or nonsensical
- Being unable to understand platonic attraction as a concept or feeling
- Disidentifying with the concept of platonic attraction, either as a social construct or as something potentially applicable to oneself
- Questioning platonic attraction for such a long time that the questioning itself becomes the sexuality, rather than a path toward any other identity
- Having a difficulty distinguishing platonic attraction from other types of attraction.
Quoiplatonic is often considered an apl-spec identity, though not all quoiplatonics identify with the aplatonic spectrum. Quoiplatonic can more accurately be understood as a disidentification with the platonic/aplatonic binary, which may or may not overlap with an apl-spec identity.
Flag and Symbolism
The colors of the quoiplatonic flag are as of followed. Grey means inability to tell if feeling platonic attraction, mint means aromanticism, brown means possible platonic attraction, and blue means aplatonic. The flag was designed by official quoisexual on Tumblr.In 2015, Cor proposed cos own flag design for quoi identities, including quoigender, quoisexual, and quoiromantic: four lavender question marks, rotated in a ring to share a single dot, as if spinning in a circle. This design was overlaid on a cool grey background in a house-shape, instead of the traditional rectangular flag. The choice of question marks as a symbol references the questioning basis of quoi as an identity term. More recently, some simplified designs have been proposed inspired by the nontraditional flag shape idea, using a triangular flag shape instead, with the intent of being easier to physically reproduce. Like Cor's design, these designs exhibit a ring of question mark symbols sharing a single dot, except that the number of question marks is three instead of four. These designs have been proposed in both a green and a lavender version, in reference to previous designs. The green version is intended for quoi orientation identities, specifically. The lavender version is intended for quoi identities as a whole, as with Cor's design, "to honor its intentional vagueness." This leaves it open to use for other types of quoi identities, such as quoigender.