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Prefix: A-
Main Umbrella: Orientation
GxG Format: ?x?

Genders: Any

The Anattractional Spectrum (commonly shortened to Aspec) is an umbrella term for orientation types that lack attraction, the prefix An- meaning 'not', 'without', or 'lacking' in Greek.[1][2] It is most commonly used to describe aromantic/aro-spec and/or asexual/ace-spec individuals, but can encompass tertiary orientations such as aplatonic/apl-spec.[3][4] A*-spec, or a*spec is a German variation, of which can include agender and/or autistic individuals.[5][6][7] The asterisk is often used in queer German terminology as a form of gender-appropriate language that includes all genders or variations.[8]

Related Terms

Label Relationship Description Difference
Anattractional Similar Lacking all types of attraction Aspec is an umbrella and not an identity in itself.


The most common aspec orientations include:

Flags and Symbols

The anattractional flag was created by Loki, which was designed as "a spectrum including those who do not feel attraction on one or more axes[sic]".[2]


  1. "an-",,before%20a%20consonant%2C%20a%2D.. Accessed on 18 Feb, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Here you go!" Tumblr, ask-pride-color-schemes, 15 Jan, 2018, Archived on 20 Jan, 2022.
  3. "Aspec" Tumblr, pride-color-schemes, 8 Jul, 2016,
  4. "list of a-spec identities & info!" Tumblr, asexual-society, 15 Jan, 2018,
  5. "Glossar" ASPEC*GERMAN, Accessed on 10 Nov, 2023.
  6. "Glossar" AktivistA, 22 Jul, 2022,
  7. "Glossar zu Aromantik" AktivAro, Accessed on 16 Nov, 2023.
  8. "*" Queer Lexikon, 6 Aug, 2020,

Media in category "Aspec"

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