Pathsexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is an esmosexuality defined as "having a hard time figuring your orientation due to an empathic nature. Can be used with other modifiers like bi-, a-, ect."1

History of the term

Pathsexual was coined on December 15, 2017 by tumblr user caijda.2 There is no flag.

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Within five minutes of meeting,
you’ll know I’m empathetic
and therefore can’t figure out my shit,
it’s totally poetic!


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I am that annoying kid
who drives everyone insane
by never shutting up about
how I “can feel others’ pain.”

There are depths of obnoxiousness
still left for me to plumb;
I am a pathsexual and
I can feel you think that’s dumb.


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