Penthosexual

Original Flag (for troll term Apoleiasexual)
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Penthosexual Flag
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Penthosexual (/-romantic/-platonic/-aesthetic/-queerplatonic/-sensual/-alterous) is an esmosexuality defined as "a sexual orientation defined by being affected by grief."1

History of the term

The original term for Penthosexual was Apoleiasexual ("when one’s sexuality is strongly affected by loss)."2. This was submitted anonymously to beyond-mogai-pride flags on or before February 9, 2017 by tumblr user mechanicas.3 Somehow oblivious to the fact that they were being trolled, the term was posted with no critique of the definition.

Beyond-Mogai-Pride-Flags eventually caught on and re-branded the term as "Penthosexual," changed "loss" to "grief," and remade the flag.4

MOGAI-Watch Poem

Penthosexual
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My dog was mowed down by a car,
my poor beloved pet;
my sorrow at her passing has
made me really wet.

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