Terminology Poll


In the next week or couple of weeks, I’ll be posting a poll to get an informal idea of how people feel about various alternatives to “non-ace-spectrum” as a descriptor for people who are not on the asexual spectrum— are not asexual, grey-asexual, or demisexual. This poll will be open to everybody.

For that to happen, I want to compile as exhaustive of a list of possible of all the viable alternatives that have been suggested, such as poikkisexual, allosexual, and zedsexual. I remember very few of them, and Tumblr makes it hard to go back through archives searching, so if you would, please reblog with any ideas you’ve heard proposed. I’ll attempt to keep a somewhat current running list of all the suggestions I already have, to avoid duplication.


ETA: If you have a term to add and you remember the post where it was first proposed, please link if you can! That would be a big help.

Second ETA: Even if you don’t have any term suggestions, if you’re willing to reblog this, that will help it reach more people. Thanks.

Running list:




@2 years ago with 69 notes
  1. yawningdodo reblogged this from greenchestnuts and added:
    I keep changing my mind about these terms, but after skimming some of the tumblr kerfluffle I’m thinking mono/polysexual...
  2. greenchestnuts reblogged this from viscountessjulia-old and added:
    That’s awful, I’m so sorry that happened to you. I can’t imagine that “technically that’s not supposed to happen” would...
  3. hawkelf reblogged this from greenchestnuts and added:
    After reading some concerns about mesosexual being too referential toward libido levels, I’m considering *sexual my...
  4. eggmelia reblogged this from asexualeducation and added:
    Is it really that hard to just say “people who are sexually attracted to others”? I mean, yes, it’s a mouthful, but as...
  5. aeronwashere reblogged this from asexualeducation
  6. morguenightmares reblogged this from asexualeducation and added:
    Pretty much gonna toss my vote to mesosexual. Seems to be the least problematic one.
  7. homicidalheroine reblogged this from asexualeducation
  8. asexualeducation reblogged this from greenchestnuts and added:
    Wow, didn’t know there was such a long list of alternatives..
  9. zeza-zeza reblogged this from greenchestnuts
  10. horseghost reblogged this from greenchestnuts and added:
    Just gonna pop in a wonder if we could maybe put ’sattracted’ (yonder) on? Just to see if anybody likes it maybe
  11. cinnamonwheel reblogged this from possumvskea and added:
    Since I posted this under the wrong account here it is for everynona.
  12. vladdraculea reblogged this from asexualeducation
  13. bubblybobbles reblogged this from asexualeducation
  14. internetkatze reblogged this from aceadmiral and added:
    Honestly I don’t like any of them but if I had to choose, I’d go with “allosexual”.
  15. babyshibe reblogged this from maddiesaur and added:
    YES BASICALLY. I mean, we sometimes need to make a distinction, because different people have different needs. For...
  16. maddiesaur reblogged this from babyshibe and added:
    How about… we call everyone “cake”. :DDDDDDD EVERYONE LOVES CAKE. jesus loved cake. come on. jesus accepts cake into...
  17. aceadmiral reblogged this from nethenclawpuff and added:
    As far as the cross-section idea is concerned - when you look at “sexual” in this context and what it means, it means...
  18. tentacledicks reblogged this from greenchestnuts and added:
    I’m going to be honest, I think appetant (and OTJ if you like) works better than any of the ones with the -sexual...
  19. aceamoeba reblogged this from greenchestnuts
  20. apollyptica reblogged this from greenchestnuts
  21. nethenclawpuff reblogged this from aceadmiral and added:
    Yeah, I don’t like most of them. I do like Poikikisexual though it’s rather long, especially now that I know what it...
  22. fuckyeahsexeducation reblogged this from aceadmiral and added:
    Since apparently a lot of people view being called “sexual” offensive, people in the asexual community are trying to...
  23. nethenclawpuff said: Zed/ze is related to the USA/British-and-commonwealth pronunciations of the letter ‘Z’. Ze has gender connotations so Zed fits better with the ‘other end of the alphabet and has no other meaning’ thing.
  24. isitorderorisitchaos said: wasn’t there also “zesexual”? or was it always zedsexual and I misread?