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'''Lithromantic '''(also known as '''akoiromantic''' or '''apromantic''') is a [[romantic orientation]] on the [[aromantic spectrum]]. Lithromanticism describes romantic attraction without the desire for reciprocation.
[[File:Tumblr n45sxn7fNl1t6labco1 500.png|thumb|220x220px|Proposed akoisexual/romantic flag by Kye<ref>http://thejasmineelf.tumblr.com/post/83021608483/i-actually-got-quite-a-few-messages-from</ref>]]
 
'''Lithromantic '''(also known as '''akoiromantic''' or '''apromantic''') is a [[romantic orientation]] on the [[aromantic spectrum]].
 
   
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Lithromantic experiences may include:
Somebody who is lithromantic can feel romantic attraction towards others and also enjoy being in romantic relationships but only in theory. They do not need the affection to be reciprocated, and as such do not usually feel compelled to seek out a relationship with someone they are interested in. Some lithromantics may also stop feeling their romantic attraction once in a relationship.
 
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* Feeling romantic attraction that fades upon being reciprocated
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* Feeling romantic attraction but preferring not to act on it
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* Experiencing discomfort upon entering a romantic relationship with a crush
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* Loss of interest in potential or actual partners when they romantically initiate
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* Fantasizing about romance but preferring it only in theory, not in practice
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The word "lithromantic," coined by Ian (stopanthropomorphizingme on Tumblr) comes from the Greek word ''lithos, ''which means "stone." This is an allusion to the [https://xanwest.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/what-is-stone/ stone sexual identity], which originated with butch lesbians and transmasculine people.<ref>[https://stopanthropomorphizingme.tumblr.com/post/86509983303/on-lith-and-stone On Lith and Stone]</ref>
   
Someone who identifies as lithromantic can be romance repulsed, romance indifferent / neutral / apathetic towards romance, or romance positive. Like with any romantic orientation, lithromantic individuals can have any sexual orientation.
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Like with any romantic orientation, lithromantic individuals can identify with any sexual orientation label.
 
Due to controversy of appropriating lesbian culture<ref>http://thejasmineelf.tumblr.com/post/85772604124/the-lithromantic-blog-has-a-post-about-how-the-mods</ref>, the term has been reclined<ref>http://cisphobeofficial.tumblr.com/post/86261164354/is-it-akoisexual-romantic-or-akoinesexual-romantic-i</ref> to be [[akoiromantic]], as well as [[apromantic]].
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 04:17, 21 July 2019

Lithromantic (also known as akoiromantic or apromantic) is a romantic orientation on the aromantic spectrum. Lithromanticism describes romantic attraction without the desire for reciprocation.

Lithromantic experiences may include:

  • Feeling romantic attraction that fades upon being reciprocated
  • Feeling romantic attraction but preferring not to act on it
  • Experiencing discomfort upon entering a romantic relationship with a crush
  • Loss of interest in potential or actual partners when they romantically initiate
  • Fantasizing about romance but preferring it only in theory, not in practice

The word "lithromantic," coined by Ian (stopanthropomorphizingme on Tumblr) comes from the Greek word lithos, which means "stone." This is an allusion to the stone sexual identity, which originated with butch lesbians and transmasculine people.[1]

Like with any romantic orientation, lithromantic individuals can identify with any sexual orientation label.

References

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