Destresexual

Destresexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is a neurosexuality defined as "someone who has experienced trauma and is only sexually attracted to others when not triggered. Usually with sexual assault related trauma but doesn’t have to be.
Comes from the old French word “destrecier” meaning distress.
Could be considered on the ace spectrum"1

History of the term

Destresexual was coined on February 16, 2017 by tumblr user quinnissoqueer.2 There is no flag.

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Destresexual
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I’m triggered by most everything
from goldfish to a Southern drawl;
given this, it is a wonder that
I ever get laid at all.

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