The cedural attraction flag.

Cedural Attraction, also known as Dependent Attraction or Submissive Attraction, is a form of tertiary attraction that revolves around wanting to feel protected, covered, understood, tutored, and supported by someone else. It is the reverse of tutelary attraction. With cedural attraction one feels weak and vulnerable, the possibility that someone might protect you makes you feel an attraction towards some that person. It is also based on a feeling of feeling needed or necessary.

A relationship between protective and protected person can be labeled as guardianship, wardship, or tutelage. A person in that relationship who takes on the protected role could be called a concomitant or guide partner. A cedural crush could be possibly be called a gush or sush.[1][2]

This relationship should not be associated with DPD (dependent personality), protectors in systems (DID), or with BDSM and kink related power play sometimes seen in sexual/romantic relationships.

History[edit | edit source]

The concept of cedural attraction was coined on December 23, 2014 on the Spanish language version of AVEN by the user Arya[3]. It was known as atracción hacia protector and was explicitly distinguished it from the kink related power play (known as atracción de rol).[4] The post was translated by Tumblr user Neutrois-Maverique on March 16, 2018[5]. Atracción hacia protector was translated as "submissive attraction".[6] The term cedural was coined by beyond-mogai-pride-flags on August 16, 2018[7] meaning pleasurable, receptive, favorable, available, and suitable. Cedurality comes from the adjective procedural and the verb cede, another word for it is ceedable and cedable (as in proceedable).

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