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.

Cryptocrews alternate abrosexual flag.

An alternative abrosexual flag.

Alternate abrosexual flag by Pride-Flags on DeviantArt

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 gay one day, then be asexual the next, then polysexual the next. For some the changes may be erratic and for others they may be regular. Some abrosexual people 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 people may not feel compelled to seek out a relationship or may prefer a wavership.

While it is possible- and even common- for a person's sexual identity to shift or change in some way throughout their life, an abrosexual person'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 person 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 person could be omnisexual and feel attraction to all genders, however, they could later become a lesbian, at which point they feel no attraction to men whatsoever. Regardless of the fact that they felt attraction to men previously they can no longer feel attraction to men in any way, shape, or form.

Abrosexual may overlap with aceflux, however the difference is that, generally for aceflux people, 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 people, the gender(s) they are attracted to may change.

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

Flag

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

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

An alternate flag was coined by Cryptocrew at Hayden000s request on January 16th of 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 alternative was coined by FANDOM user Clear.Skyes on April 6, 2021.

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

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".

Resources

https://www.deviantart.com/pride-flags/art/Abrosexual-872895480

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