Where The Word ‘Demisexual’ Comes From

Elle Rose
The Ace Space
Published in
8 min readJan 3, 2023

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A background of purple and pink flowers, mostly blurry. On the right side there is a semi-transparent black square and the title of the essay, “Where The Word ‘Demisexual’ Comes From”, by scretladyspider AKA Elle Rose.

Conditional sexual attraction. Rare sexual attraction. Sexual attraction that only forms under a specific circumstance.

Confusing, wibbly-wobbly, sexual attraction type… stuff.

There are a lot of experiences under the gray area between allosexuality and asexuality that are difficult to put words to. Having words and language for these experiences can be helpful, but…

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Elle Rose
The Ace Space

queer. demisexual. ADHD. disabled. writer. YouTuber. shy but chaotic. they/she. contact: secretladyspider@gmail.com