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The original abrosexual flag.

A flag with five horizontal stripes- from top to bottom, light pink, light purple, white, blue, and bright blue. The middle, white stripe is larger than the other stripes.

RoseWatera's abrosexual flag.

Cryptocrew's alternate abrosexual flag.

An alternate abrosexual flag.

An alternate abrosexual flag by Pride-Flags on DeviantArt.

Addyroodle's alternate abrosexual flag.

The abrosexual/abroromantic symbol.

Not to be confused with abrisexual.

Abrosexual refers to an individual whose sexuality is changing or fluid. One can change between any sexualities, whether is be monosexual, multisexual, allosexual or asexual spectrum, etc. The gender(s) one is attracted to typically change, and the intensity of the attraction or the way one feels attraction may change as well. For example, someone could be homosexual one day, then be demisexual the next, then finsexual the next. For some the changes may be erratic and for others they may be regular. Some abrosexual individuals may be fluid between all or a large number of sexualities, while others may only be fluid between a few. Because of their inconsistent attraction, some abrosexual individuals may not feel compelled to seek out a relationship or may prefer a wavership.

While it is possible—and even common—for an individual’s sexual identity to shift or change in some way throughout their life, an abrosexual individual’s orientation may change more frequently, such as over the course of hours, days, months, or years. The changes in orientation may also be more drastic, such as going from straight to gay, or going from pansexual to asexual.

Abrosexual is not the same as a changing preference. For example, an omnisexual individual could have a changing preference, however they are always capable of being attracted to any genders, regardless of their preference. On the other hand, an abrosexual individual could be omnisexual and feel attraction to all genders, however, they could later become minsexual, at which point they feel no attraction to feminine people whatsoever. Regardless of the fact that they felt attraction to feminine people previously they can no longer feel attraction to feminine people in any way, shape, or form.

Abrosexual often overlaps with aceflux, however the difference is that, generally for aceflux individuals, when they feel attraction the gender(s) they're attracted to are always the same- the only thing that changes is how they're attracted to them or how intensely they're attracted to them. For abrosexual individuals, the gender(s) they are attracted to changes.

Abrosexuality is sometimes considered part of the asexual spectrum as abrosexual individuals can sometimes be asexual or ace-spec. The romantic counterpart to abrosexual is abroromantic.

History

Who coined the term and when is unknown. It was allegedly coined by an anonymous Tumblr user.

Flags and Symbol

The flag was created by Mod Chad of pride-flags-for-us after another anonymous individual requested it. The anonymous user requested a five color flag that fades from #46D294 to white to #EE1766. It is unknown why this individual chose these colors specifically.[1][2] The flag has existed since at least July 3, 2015.[3]

The second flag was created by FANDOM user RoseWatera on February 2, 2021. The pink represents attraction to women and feminine-aligned individuals. The purple represents the attraction to women being fluid. White represents fluidity and a-spec identities. Blue represents attraction to men and masculine-aligned individuals. The cyan represents the attraction to men being fluid.

An alternate flag was created by Cryptocrew at Hayden000s request on January 16, 2021, and was first published on a post one day later. The shades of pink with the "waves" represent fluid and changing attraction while the two symbols are deltas, which are the math symbol for "change."[4]

The fourth alternate was created by FANDOM user Clear.Skyes on April 6, 2021.

The fifth alternate was designed by Pride-Flags on DeviantArt on March 11, 2021.[5] It is the original abrosexual flag with the white middle stripe edited to be purple to represent sexuality and sexual attraction.

The sixth alternate was designed by Addyroodle on October 15, 2021. It is the abrosexual flag's colors, but the stripes have been moved around to symbol "alternation."

The symbol was created by Tumblr user lgbt.teen.youth on an unknown date. Xe did so because he wanted to create an abrosexual button, but xe couldn't find an abrosexual symbol, so he created one. The user stated, "The gender symbols are separated to indicate movement and change. They can be customized per abro person."

Etymology

The prefix abro- is derived either from the Ancient Greek word ἁβρός (habrós) or its Modern Greek descendant αβρός (avrós), meaning "delicate" or "graceful."

References

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