What’s aroace? I have a faint idea but I feel like you’d give a better definition than google
😂 I have a feeling that you’re a reoccurring anon, mainly due to the way you frame and ask your question! I’m glad you’ve come back to me with a question, however I’m not the be all end all source of information and you shouldn’t only listen to me when you’re curious about things! That’s why I’m going to link wiki pages below because they do a MUCH better job of getting deeper into things than I do!
Aroace is short for aromantic asexual! Aromantic (aro) is defined as the lack of romantic attraction and asexual (ace) is defined as the lack of sexual attraction! HOWEVER, both identities are on a spectrum! Aspec is used to refer to both the aromantic and asexual spectrums (as well as some other identities sometimes), while arospec is used specifically to refer to the aromantic spectrum, and acespec and used specifically to refer to the asexual spectrum!
Not all aro folks are ace and not all ace folks are aro! A big misconception is that you can’t have one without the other but that erases aromantic folks who aren’t ace and ace folks who aren’t aromantic! An aromantic person who’s not ace may identity specifically as alloaro and an asexual person who’s not aromantic may identify as alloace! Btw alloromantic refers to folks who aren’t on the aromantic spectrum and allosexual refers to folks who aren’t on the asexual spectrum!
Aroace can refer to any who identifies on the aromantic and asexual spectrums, however more specific words such as oriented aroace and angled aroace exist! Other types of attraction that aren’t romantic nor sexual or even emotional or physical, are called tertiary attraction and attraction such as platonic would be considered tertiary!
Meanwhile angled aroace refers to anyone who is on the aromantic spectrum and asexual spectrum and may experience romantic or sexual attraction either rarely, under certain conditions, etc! And oriented aroace refers to anyone who doesn’t experience romantic or sexual attraction but wants to be specific about how they do experience tertiary attraction!
Reminder that aroace folks can label ourselves as gay, lesbian, bi, pan, omni, ply, and or mspec! Just because we might not experience romantic or sexual attraction, doesn’t mean we don’t experience some form of attraction specifically towards certain gender identities! Also all aces folks aren’t sex repulsed and neither are all aromantic folks romance repulsed! Some of us do get joy out of doing romantic or sexual acts and that in no way invalidates our identities! Remember to listen to our community and fight both arophobia and acephobia with us! :) 🙌🏾