PsychoSexual

Only not quite that kind of "psycho" and not quite that kind of "Sexual"

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youknowyoureasexual:

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[Image description: Two rows of three, explaining different types of attraction with a small picture to accompany each.TOP ROW:  Sexual Attraction: Sexual attraction is a feeling that sexual people get that causes them to desire sexual contact with a specific other person.Romantic Attraction: Romantic attraction is a feeling that causes people to desire a romantic relationship with a specific other person.Crushes: A crush is a romantic attraction to someone, a desire for a romantic relationship of some kind, a desire that is possibly temporary in nature, possibly never to be acted upon.
BOTTOM ROW:Squishes: A squish is an aromantic crush, a desire for a strong platonic relationship with someone. Sensual Attraction: A desire to do sensual (but not sexual) things with certain people, especially relating to tactile sensuality such as cuddling.Aesthetic Attraction: An attraction to other people that is not connected to a desire to do anything with them, either sexually or romantically. They simply appreciate their appearance.]

Why are romantic attraction & crush listed as 2 different things? Putting aside that they both sound extremely vague & pretty inaccurate for a number of people/cases, it looks like it’s describing the same exact thing. I don’t understand why it’s considered 2 different attractions here.
I also really hate that a squish is described as an “aromatic crush”. It looks like it can easily be interpreted like the attraction is limited to aromantics for one thing…..I used to like this poster, but the more I  look at it the more I feel like I find more problems with it.

youknowyoureasexual:

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[Image description: Two rows of three, explaining different types of attraction with a small picture to accompany each.
TOP ROW:  
Sexual Attraction: Sexual attraction is a feeling that sexual people get that causes them to desire sexual contact with a specific other person.
Romantic Attraction: Romantic attraction is a feeling that causes people to desire a romantic relationship with a specific other person.
Crushes: A crush is a romantic attraction to someone, a desire for a romantic relationship of some kind, a desire that is possibly temporary in nature, possibly never to be acted upon.

BOTTOM ROW:
Squishes: A squish is an aromantic crush, a desire for a strong platonic relationship with someone. 
Sensual Attraction: A desire to do sensual (but not sexual) things with certain people, especially relating to tactile sensuality such as cuddling.
Aesthetic Attraction: An attraction to other people that is not connected to a desire to do anything with them, either sexually or romantically. They simply appreciate their appearance.]

Why are romantic attraction & crush listed as 2 different things? Putting aside that they both sound extremely vague & pretty inaccurate for a number of people/cases, it looks like it’s describing the same exact thing. I don’t understand why it’s considered 2 different attractions here.

I also really hate that a squish is described as an “aromatic crush”. It looks like it can easily be interpreted like the attraction is limited to aromantics for one thing…..I used to like this poster, but the more I  look at it the more I feel like I find more problems with it.

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Filed under asexuality attraction aromanitc crush squish submission

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    Different types of attraction! Really cool and informative illustration.
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    #qwitcherbitchin #whiners wanna whine #cute picture #no1curr #Awww #Cute #ME GUSTA #submission #shutty #Have a bowl of...
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    The Internet: Where ignorant people come up with really shitty ways of describing ideas other, far more educated people...
  17. sherlocksmyth reblogged this from harpsiccord and added:
    Omg I get that aesthetic attraction thing tho. Like I’d notice if someone was hot but not my type of hot.
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