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. 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. A*-spec, or a*spec is a German variation, of which can include agender and/or autistic individuals. The asterisk is often used in queer German terminology as a form of gender-appropriate language that includes all genders or variations.
|Anattractional||Similar||Lacking all types of attraction||Aspec is an umbrella and not an identity in itself.|
The most common aspec orientations include:
- Asexual, lack of sexual attraction
- Aromantic, lack of romantic attraction
- Aplatonic, lack of platonic attraction
- Asensual, lack of sensual attraction
- Aqueerplatonic, lack of queerplatonic attraction
- Analterous, lack of alterous attraction
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]".
- "an-" Dictionary.com, https://www.dictionary.com/browse/an#:~:text=an%2D%201,before%20a%20consonant%2C%20a%2D.. Accessed on 18 Feb, 2023.
- "Here you go!" Tumblr, ask-pride-color-schemes, 15 Jan, 2018, https://web.archive.org/web/20220120233146/https://ask-pride-color-schemes.tumblr.com/post/169752982014/an-inclusive-aspec-pride-flag-for-asensual. Archived on 20 Jan, 2022.
- "Aspec" Tumblr, pride-color-schemes, 8 Jul, 2016, https://pride-color-schemes.tumblr.com/post/147088558465/aspec.
- "list of a-spec identities & info!" Tumblr, asexual-society, 15 Jan, 2018, https://asexual-society.tumblr.com/post/169734535674/list-of-a-spec-identities-info.
- "Glossar" ASPEC*GERMAN, https://aspecgerman.de/community/glossar/. Accessed on 10 Nov, 2023.
- "Glossar" AktivistA, 22 Jul, 2022, https://aktivista.net/materialien/glossar/.
- "Glossar zu Aromantik" AktivAro, http://aromantik.de/ressourcen/glossar-zu-aromantik. Accessed on 16 Nov, 2023.
- "*" Queer Lexikon, 6 Aug, 2020, https://queer-lexikon.net/2019/06/16/2173/.
Pages in category "Aspec"
The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total.