Different types of attraction.

Sexual attraction: When one desires to have sexual relations with another specific person or persons. Sometimes it is felt along with other forms of attraction such as, romance, friendship.

"That guy is so damn sexy, I could take him to bed and shag him all night long."

Romantic attraction: When one desires to have a romantic relationship with another specific person or persons. Many people who’re asexual may experience romantic attraction even though they do not experience sexual attraction.

"Oh wow, that girl is so beautiful, I would really like to get to know her better. She’s the type of girl I would love to get into a romantic relationship with."

Aesthetic attraction: When one sees another person or persons as attractive, nice looking, handsome or beautiful, but does not feel any desire to be in a romantic, sexual or sensual relationship with them.

"Oh my gosh, that man is quite attractive, I appreciate how handsome his face is and how lean his body looks. If I could, I would hang him up on a wall and look at him all day"

Sensual attraction: When ones sees another person or persons and desires to do sensual (but NOT sexual) things with them. Such sensual things may include, kissing, hugging, holding hands.

"Look at that woman, she is quite a sight for sore eyes. I would very much love to cuddle with her, kiss her forehead and perhaps hold her hand as we walked through the park."

Squish: When ones sees another person or persons and desires an aromantic friendship with them.

"Look at how cool that boy is, I would love to get to know him more, I bet he’s a great person to hang out with and talk to."

(Source: asexualeducation)

@2 years ago with 10276 notes
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Types of Attraction

greenchestnuts:

Anyone who has spent any time in ace space knows that we talk about multiple kinds of attraction: about being romantically attracted to someone but not sexually attracted to them, about being aesthetically attracted to someone but not romantically attracted to them, etc. The ones that usually get all the noise are romantic and sexual attraction, to the point that I’ve seen people say “if you’re attracted to the same sex, you’re ___. If you’re attracted to the opposite sex, you’re ___.” (There are, of course, a lot of other things wrong with that argument. I’m picking one for the purpose of this post.) That sort of statement, or the one about “aromantic aces aren’t attracted to anyone,” always makes me stop and scratch my head, because of course I’m attracted to people, of all different genders. I’m just not romantically or sexually attracted to them.

So that long-winded preface is by way of saying, what other kinds of attraction do you all generally experience, or, what other kinds of attraction are significant to you? What other kinds of attraction do you group into separate things?

These are some, off the top of my head:

  • aesthetic attraction: people are pretty, and I want to stare at their picture
  • emotional attraction: I meet someone, and we just seem to click, but I’m not into them romantically or sexually
  • intellectual attraction: I have a massive crush on someone’s brain, and want to play with ideas with them, separate from what I think of their looks or personality

I think that middle one in particular could be expanded into all sorts of different feelings. Thoughts?

ETA: This shouldn’t be controversial, but I’m not tagging it as “peaceful ace” because I can’t control what people say on reblogs with that tag attached, obviously.

@2 years ago with 47 notes
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Different types of attraction.

Sexual attraction: When one desires to have sexual relations with another specific person or persons. Sometimes it is felt along with other forms of attraction such as, romance, friendship.

"That guy is so damn sexy, I could take him to bed and shag him all night long."

Romantic attraction: When one desires to have a romantic relationship with another specific person or persons. Many people who’re asexual may experience romantic attraction even though they do not experience sexual attraction.

"Oh wow, that girl is so beautiful, I would really like to get to know her better. She’s the type of girl I would love to get into a romantic relationship with."

Aesthetic attraction: When one sees another person or persons as attractive, nice looking, handsome or beautiful, but does not feel any desire to be in a romantic, sexual or sensual relationship with them.

"Oh my gosh, that man is quite attractive, I appreciate how handsome his face is and how lean his body looks. If I could, I would hang him up on a wall and look at him all day"

Sensual attraction: When ones sees another person or persons and desires to do sensual (but NOT sexual) things with them. Such sensual things may include, kissing, hugging, holding hands.

"Look at that woman, she is quite a sight for sore eyes. I would very much love to cuddle with her, kiss her forehead and perhaps hold her hand as we walked through the park."

Squish: When ones sees another person or persons and desires an aromantic friendship with them.

"Look at how cool that boy is, I would love to get to know him more, I bet he’s a great person to hang out with and talk to."

(Source: asexualeducation)

2 years ago
#asexual #attraction 
Types of Attraction

greenchestnuts:

Anyone who has spent any time in ace space knows that we talk about multiple kinds of attraction: about being romantically attracted to someone but not sexually attracted to them, about being aesthetically attracted to someone but not romantically attracted to them, etc. The ones that usually get all the noise are romantic and sexual attraction, to the point that I’ve seen people say “if you’re attracted to the same sex, you’re ___. If you’re attracted to the opposite sex, you’re ___.” (There are, of course, a lot of other things wrong with that argument. I’m picking one for the purpose of this post.) That sort of statement, or the one about “aromantic aces aren’t attracted to anyone,” always makes me stop and scratch my head, because of course I’m attracted to people, of all different genders. I’m just not romantically or sexually attracted to them.

So that long-winded preface is by way of saying, what other kinds of attraction do you all generally experience, or, what other kinds of attraction are significant to you? What other kinds of attraction do you group into separate things?

These are some, off the top of my head:

  • aesthetic attraction: people are pretty, and I want to stare at their picture
  • emotional attraction: I meet someone, and we just seem to click, but I’m not into them romantically or sexually
  • intellectual attraction: I have a massive crush on someone’s brain, and want to play with ideas with them, separate from what I think of their looks or personality

I think that middle one in particular could be expanded into all sorts of different feelings. Thoughts?

ETA: This shouldn’t be controversial, but I’m not tagging it as “peaceful ace” because I can’t control what people say on reblogs with that tag attached, obviously.

2 years ago
#asexuality #asexual #aromantic #attraction #terminology #ace