This page briefly explains many common terms seen on the AVEN site and community.
- A, Ace: someone who is asexual
- amoeba: one of many biologically asexual microorganisms, but also a word used informally to denote an asexual.
- androgynous: Not identifying with a particular gender i.e. male of female. Many asexual people identify as androgynous, but it is not limited to asexuals.
- antisexual: being opposed to sexuality, or someone for whom this is true. An antisexual person may or may not be asexual.
- aromantic: not interested in romantic relationships
- AS3: a sexual person who is supportive of asexuality; also an imaginary stamp given to such people ("Asexuals in Support of Supportive Sexuals").
- asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction
- asexy: an informal word for asexual; someone or something that is made more attractive by her/his/its lack of sexuality
- autosexual: an asexual with a sex drive; someone who can experience sexual pleasure but considers it a private, solitary activity
- AVENista, AVENite: a member of the AVEN forum
- bi-asexual: being romantically attracted to people of either sex, but not sexually attracted; or someone for whom this is true
- bi-romantic: someone who is romantically attracted to people of either sex (and may be sexual or asexual)
- celibate: someone who does not engage in sexual activity (and may be sexual or asexual)
- demisexual: a person who experiences sexual attraction only to one person with whom they are in an intense romantic relationship , or a person who only experiences secondary sexual attraction
- gay-A: another term for homo-asexual
- grey-A: a person in the grey area between sexuality and asexuality
- hetero-asexual: being romantically attracted to people of the opposite sex, but not sexually attracted; or someone for whom this is true
- hetero-romantic: someone who is romantically attracted to people of the opposite sex (and may be sexual or asexual)
- homo-asexual: being romantically attracted to people of the same sex, but not sexually attracted; or someone for whom this is true
- homo-romantic: someone who is romantically attracted to people of the same sex (and may be sexual or asexual)
- hyposexual: having a low sex drive
- ineffable, effanineffable: bard of aven explains: “Well, the dictionary definition is "unable to be expressed in words." And ... T. S. Eliot used it to speak of cats contemplating their "ineffable, effable, effanineffable" names. My theory is that effan is as close as you could get to having "fucking" printed in a book of poetry when he was writing. So if the first [e]ff stans for "fuck", why shouldn't the second?” (introduced in this thread)
- monoamorous: loving only one person. Compare polyamorous.
- nonlibidoism: not having a sex drive
- polyamorous: loving more than one person. Compare monoamorous.
- primary sexual attraction: instant sexual attraction, according to Rabger's model
- primary sexual desire: wanting to engage in sexual activity for the purposes of pleasure, according to Rabger's Model
- secondary sexual attraction: sexual attraction based on the strength of a relationship, according to Rabger's Model
- secondary sexual desire: wanting to engage in sexual activity for reasons other than pleasure, according to Rabger's Model
- 53x+m³=0: an equation used on some products in the aven store - it's a code which translates as "sex+me=no"
- sexual: a person who is not asexual (i.e. a heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or pansexual person)
- straight-A: another term for hetero-asexual
- transgendered: having an internal sense of gender identity that conflicts with one's biological sex. Some transgendered people are asexual because they feel that they have the "wrong genitals."
Please expand this list!