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Proposed autochorissexual pride flag

Aegosexual, also known as autochorissexual, is a term used to describe individuals on the asexual spectrum who feel disconnected from the subject of arousal. They may engage in sexual fantasies, consume sexual content, or masturbate, but they generally have little to no sexual attraction and do not desire sexual involvement with others.

Some common experiences of aegosexuals include:

  1. Enjoying sexual content, masturbation, or fantasizing about sex, but feeling indifferent or repulsed by the idea of being in a real-life sexual relationship.
  2. Fantasizing about sex, but not being personally involved. They may observe it from a third-person perspective or imagine other individuals such as celebrities, fictional characters, or friends.
  3. Imagining faceless individuals or seeing the situation through the perspective of someone else rather than themselves.
  4. Only fantasizing about themselves without involving others, often in an idealized and unrealistic manner. Realistic elements may make the idea of sex less appealing or even repulsive.
  5. Recognizing someone as sexually attractive but not feeling the desire to have sex with them in real life. Instead, they may prefer to fantasize about them or admire them.
  6. Enjoying erotic content due to the situation or relationship dynamics in the story rather than personal attraction to the individuals involved.

Aegosexuality may be similar to pseudosexuality, which refers to experiencing a non-sexual attraction that mimics sexual attraction, often leading to arousal or a spike in libido.

The romantic equivalent of aegosexuality is aegoromantic.

Dr. Anthony Bogaert, a psychologist specializing in human sexuality, coined the term "autochorisexual" in 2012. At that time, asexuality was considered a psychological disorder, so he classified it as a paraphilia. This led to controversy surrounding the name "autochorisexual." Some people who identified with the term didn't mind the negative association, while others decided to reclaim the word. Some individuals also chose to identify with an alternative label called "aegosexual."

In November 2014, a Tumblr user named Sugar-And-Spite coined the term "aegosexual." This term has the same meaning as "autochorisexual," but it was created to be easier to pronounce and to remove the original classification as a paraphilia.

Some aegosexuals were also uncomfortable with Dr. Bogaert's definition of autochorisexual, which remained widely used for aegosexuals. As a result, other definitions were created, with different perspectives on whether aegosexuals experience sexual attraction. Here are a few examples:

  1. Liking the idea of sex and/or enjoying sexual content, but not feeling attraction or wanting to have sex with anyone.
  2. An individual who enjoys the concept of sexual relationships but doesn't desire to have one. This is associated with a disconnect between the individual and a sexual target or fantasy.
  3. Feeling sexual attraction and desire only for situations that don't involve oneself.
  4. Someone who experiences sexual attraction but doesn't want to engage in sexual activities.

The aegosexual flag is almost the same as the asexual flag, but it has a triangle with colors in a different order. The triangle represents the opposite of asexuality, as aegosexuals may initially seem like sexual individuals. The colors have the same meanings as the asexual flag, but the grey stripe has an additional meaning. It represents arousal as something in between.

Another flag was created by someone from the aegosexual community before August 4, 2020. The colors have the following meanings:

  • - Purple represents community, possibly from the asexual community.
  • - Gray represents the entire range of asexuality.
  • - Teal represents a disconnection between oneself and attraction.
  • - Black represents asexuality.

On August 8, 2020, a different version was made by xeno-aligned. It kept the triangle symbol but used the colors from the alternate flag.

The fourth flag was created by Cryptocrew on February 22, 2021. The shades of purple represent sexuality, while the black triangles represent a barrier between one's sexuality and themselves. The grey X represents the greyasexual spectrum..[1][2][3][4]