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(Independent)   In this context, 'demisexual' could mean "I'm distracting the press from reporting on my dad being crooked as a barrel of snakes"   (independent.co.uk) divider line
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2021-07-08 7:30:46 AM  
I thought it meant you wanted to have sex with either Ms. Moore, or Ms. Lovato.
 
2021-07-08 7:45:18 AM  
Demi Lovato?
 
2021-07-08 7:48:38 AM  

BizarreMan: I thought it meant you wanted to have sex with either Ms. Moore, or Ms. Lovato.


I'm pretty sure it means you're only attracted to people who have one mortal and one divine parent.

And hey, props if you can make it work, but the pool of demigods is pretty small, and they're usually very attractive and powerful and have their pick of mortal lovers, so I imagine demisexuals can get pretty frustrated.
 
2021-07-08 9:51:24 AM  

BizarreMan: I thought it meant you wanted to have sex with either Ms. Moore, or Ms. Lovato.


Mx Lovato
 
2021-07-08 9:51:38 AM  
What is it like going through life, sniffing conspiracy in literally everything?

BTW, how do you "distract the press" in the year 2021? I'm supremely confident that the people working the Albany beat aren't the same people covering a "demisexual" announcement.
 
2021-07-08 9:52:12 AM  
It's more like "I've got pages to fill and this will attract eyeballs"
 
2021-07-08 9:52:32 AM  
It means she's probably not in the mood.
 
2021-07-08 9:52:45 AM  
She's not even a real Moore.

She's just a demi-moore.

Anybody else remember that joke?

FTD: "Demi- is a prefix that means half, partially, or something that is slightly inferior. The prefix demi- is derived from the Old French word demi meaning half, derived from the Latin word dimidius.

I am taking this story demi-seriously.
 
2021-07-08 9:56:33 AM  
There is no such thing as "demisexuality"; it just means you don't do casual hookups. You don't get a parade.
 
2021-07-08 9:56:45 AM  
At one time, I feared I was a lesbian also.  But I put the sandals back on the shelf and walked out of that overpriced shoe store.

Made my own sandals with jeep tires and cargo straps.
 
2021-07-08 9:58:24 AM  
Don't impugn the noble Danger Noodle by comparing it to a politician.
 
2021-07-08 9:58:42 AM  
I don't even know why they are trying to distract anyone from anything at this point. Every Republican in the country knows Trump is guilty of everything he was accused of. They just don't care.
 
2021-07-08 10:00:54 AM  
Why would a properly made barrel become crooked when snakes are placed inside it?
 
2021-07-08 10:01:49 AM  
Are we just going to re-label everything and act as if it's something new?

Tout la change, tout la meme chose....
 
2021-07-08 10:04:16 AM  
This thread already smells like Boomer 10 posts or so in.

Aspercreme and unchanged depends. It's not news commentary - it's fark
 
2021-07-08 10:05:06 AM  
I think everybody gave up on the Gov. Cuomo schtick once it was clear the Republican smear - and-distract machine wasn't really into it.
 
2021-07-08 10:05:29 AM  
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2021-07-08 10:06:26 AM  
I could understand "de me" sex but that would be from Spanish.
 
2021-07-08 10:06:30 AM  
So demisexual means you don't necessarily want to fark everyone you see who is conventionally considered "hot?" Is this considered outside the norm (except, of course, for on Fark?)
 
2021-07-08 10:06:59 AM  

BorgiaGinz: There is no such thing as "demisexuality"; it just means you don't do casual hookups. You don't get a parade.


The second half of that sentence contradicts the first: if there were no such thing, it wouldn't have a meaning; that it has meaning makes it a "thing".

// wouldn't go as far as adding it to the QUILTBAG, though (maybe cover it in the '+'?)
// seems more like a relationship philosophy than a sexual orientation
// but my opinion is a fart in a windstorm on this topic
 
2021-07-08 10:12:32 AM  
From what I understand, demisexual is liking "smart people" but admit it, these days everyone has a personal definition of smart.

Perhaps I want good milage and internet connectivity?
 
2021-07-08 10:13:58 AM  
Either you like only men, or you like only women, or you like both, or you like neither.

Either you're a man, or you're a woman, or you're both, or you're neither, in any and all combinations of sex organs historically ascribed to "male" and "female".

That's it.  That covers everything.  Stop making up bullshiat, unscientific terms, stop adding letters and numbers to the acronym.  Because this is getting to levels of absurdity that's turning EVERYBODY off.
 
2021-07-08 10:15:20 AM  

Dr Dreidel: BorgiaGinz: There is no such thing as "demisexuality"; it just means you don't do casual hookups. You don't get a parade.

The second half of that sentence contradicts the first: if there were no such thing, it wouldn't have a meaning; that it has meaning makes it a "thing".


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2021-07-08 10:17:28 AM  

Penguin_named_Nori: So demisexual means you don't necessarily want to fark everyone you see who is conventionally considered "hot?" Is this considered outside the norm (except, of course, for on Fark?)


It means a strong emotional bond is necessary to feel sexual attraction.
 
2021-07-08 10:21:58 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: BizarreMan: I thought it meant you wanted to have sex with either Ms. Moore, or Ms. Lovato.

I'm pretty sure it means you're only attracted to people who have one mortal and one divine parent.

And hey, props if you can make it work, but the pool of demigods is pretty small, and they're usually very attractive and powerful and have their pick of mortal lovers, so I imagine demisexuals can get pretty frustrated.


Pan would agree.

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2021-07-08 10:22:02 AM  

Dr Dreidel: BorgiaGinz: There is no such thing as "demisexuality"; it just means you don't do casual hookups. You don't get a parade.

The second half of that sentence contradicts the first: if there were no such thing, it wouldn't have a meaning; that it has meaning makes it a "thing".

// wouldn't go as far as adding it to the QUILTBAG, though (maybe cover it in the '+'?)
// seems more like a relationship philosophy than a sexual orientation
// but my opinion is a fart in a windstorm on this topic


It falls under the 'A' for Asexuality, so yes, they do get a parade.
 
2021-07-08 10:22:49 AM  
So TFA got cut off by the paper begging pitifully for change like a downtown hobo before the part where they said what the fark the word is actually intended to mean.

It sounds like something that would refer to a behavior rather than an identity from the way it's constructed, but it's not immediately clear what being "half sexual" is supposed to entail? Low sex drive or dysfunction, maybe (halfway between normal and ace)? That's all I got.

// Yes, guessing IS more fun than googling it.
 
2021-07-08 10:23:58 AM  
Man, I hate to be this way, but I'm just exhausted with all the sexual identity labels. I simply don't give a shiat about your sexuality.

Like what you like. So long as it does not hurt anyone, I just don't care. I can understand the need to wave a flag to fend off potential awkwardness in social interaction, but it seems to me that you have to do that because most people other than you care.

I don't give a fark what your genitalia is. If you hit on me and I'm not into it, I'll be flattered and just be honest with a "sorry, not my thing".

I genuinely don't understand why this is any more complicated than someone asking you if you would like a slice of pizza. "Yes, I like pepperoni as a topping, thanks" or "No, thanks, I don't like pineapple" or "I don't really like pizza" or "sorry, I don't share my pizza with others". Why would people give a fark what pizza preferences are? And why would anyone be offended if they were offered pizza they did not like? It makes no sense.

Gender identity is a bit of a different matter. As much as I actually don't care what gender you identify with, I am considerate enough to refer to you with the preferred pronoun. However, I would rather gender pronouns not be a thing in the first place.

/rant over
 
2021-07-08 10:25:22 AM  
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I could get into this Demisexuality thing.....
 
2021-07-08 10:27:41 AM  

hardinparamedic: This thread already smells like Boomer 10 posts or so in.

Aspercreme and unchanged depends. It's not news commentary - it's fark


Because I think you have use for this meme...

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2021-07-08 10:30:35 AM  

mudesi: Either you like only men, or you like only women, or you like both, or you like neither.

Either you're a man, or you're a woman, or you're both, or you're neither, in any and all combinations of sex organs historically ascribed to "male" and "female".

That's it.  That covers everything.  Stop making up bullshiat, unscientific terms, stop adding letters and numbers to the acronym.  Because this is getting to levels of absurdity that's turning EVERYBODY off.


There's more.  It's like a meal.  You can either start with the appetizer and end with dessert.  Or just eat the dessert and then the appetizer.  Or you can just put some food on the plate and sit on the couch and watch TV.
(This is where Tucker Carlson's family made its fortune.)
 
2021-07-08 10:30:57 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Penguin_named_Nori: So demisexual means you don't necessarily want to fark everyone you see who is conventionally considered "hot?" Is this considered outside the norm (except, of course, for on Fark?)

It means a strong emotional bond is necessary to feel sexual attraction.


Right. So it means that you don't immediately want to fark someone just because they have big boobs or a cute little butt or shapely legs or whatever.  And therefore, not being demisexual means that you do. I mean, I know that's normal on Fark, but...
 
2021-07-08 10:32:00 AM  

harleyquinnical: Dr Dreidel: BorgiaGinz: There is no such thing as "demisexuality"; it just means you don't do casual hookups. You don't get a parade.

The second half of that sentence contradicts the first: if there were no such thing, it wouldn't have a meaning; that it has meaning makes it a "thing".

// wouldn't go as far as adding it to the QUILTBAG, though (maybe cover it in the '+'?)
// seems more like a relationship philosophy than a sexual orientation
// but my opinion is a fart in a windstorm on this topic

It falls under the 'A' for Asexuality, so yes, they do get a parade.


Why would you get a parade for NOT farking anybody?
 
2021-07-08 10:33:49 AM  

Jim_Callahan: So TFA got cut off by the paper begging pitifully for change like a downtown hobo before the part where they said what the fark the word is actually intended to mean.

It sounds like something that would refer to a behavior rather than an identity from the way it's constructed, but it's not immediately clear what being "half sexual" is supposed to entail? Low sex drive or dysfunction, maybe (halfway between normal and ace)? That's all I got.

// Yes, guessing IS more fun than googling it.


It's not really just not wanting casual encounters or being choosy with partners.  It's not even something that can be helped, as with any sexuality.  I've dated several women for more than a year, and the sexual attraction just never manifested.  There was romance, but never even a want for sex.  So why date?  Because companionship is nice.
 
2021-07-08 10:34:54 AM  
Thank you to the people who explained it before my post went up, albeit I look like an idiot now.

Or maybe not an idiot? I basically nailed it, apparently.

Though it appears "super vanilla white person with no detectable deviation from the precise center of the statistical norm of the dominant paradigm" would also have been a reasonable definition. I guess technically having a word for people who are painfully typical is reasonable enough, calling the "default" or "basic" would have unfortunate implications I guess.
 
2021-07-08 10:35:56 AM  
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2021-07-08 10:36:36 AM  

BorgiaGinz: harleyquinnical: Dr Dreidel: BorgiaGinz: There is no such thing as "demisexuality"; it just means you don't do casual hookups. You don't get a parade.

The second half of that sentence contradicts the first: if there were no such thing, it wouldn't have a meaning; that it has meaning makes it a "thing".

// wouldn't go as far as adding it to the QUILTBAG, though (maybe cover it in the '+'?)
// seems more like a relationship philosophy than a sexual orientation
// but my opinion is a fart in a windstorm on this topic

It falls under the 'A' for Asexuality, so yes, they do get a parade.

Why would you get a parade for NOT farking anybody?


Because asexuality is still looked at as just as aberrant as homosexuality is to most of the population.  Like homosexuality, it's something that cannot be helped.
 
2021-07-08 10:41:18 AM  

BorgiaGinz: harleyquinnical: Dr Dreidel: BorgiaGinz: There is no such thing as "demisexuality"; it just means you don't do casual hookups. You don't get a parade.

The second half of that sentence contradicts the first: if there were no such thing, it wouldn't have a meaning; that it has meaning makes it a "thing".

// wouldn't go as far as adding it to the QUILTBAG, though (maybe cover it in the '+'?)
// seems more like a relationship philosophy than a sexual orientation
// but my opinion is a fart in a windstorm on this topic

It falls under the 'A' for Asexuality, so yes, they do get a parade.

Why would you get a parade for NOT farking anybody?


If you're not putting energy into getting laid, you'll probably have a lot more to put into making parade floats.  Ipso facto.
 
2021-07-08 10:42:40 AM  

harleyquinnical: BorgiaGinz: harleyquinnical: Dr Dreidel: BorgiaGinz: There is no such thing as "demisexuality"; it just means you don't do casual hookups. You don't get a parade.

The second half of that sentence contradicts the first: if there were no such thing, it wouldn't have a meaning; that it has meaning makes it a "thing".

// wouldn't go as far as adding it to the QUILTBAG, though (maybe cover it in the '+'?)
// seems more like a relationship philosophy than a sexual orientation
// but my opinion is a fart in a windstorm on this topic

It falls under the 'A' for Asexuality, so yes, they do get a parade.

Why would you get a parade for NOT farking anybody?

Because asexuality is still looked at as just as aberrant as homosexuality is to most of the population.  Like homosexuality, it's something that cannot be helped.


Gay people and trans people (which is more of a medical condition and not an orientation since trans people can be gay, straight or bi) have worked hard for decades to be able to live in freedom and equality.  Now we have people who create orientations so they can get some attention because they do not understand that gay people want to fit in and not stand out.  My husband and I cannot engage in any public hand holding or affection because to do so risks physical violence. I've been attacked just for "acting gay."

Asexuality is just people with low sex drives who want applause. Not even the same thing. Nobody wants to kill you for not getting laid.
 
2021-07-08 10:48:51 AM  

quatchi: She's not even a real Moore.

She's just a demi-moore.

Anybody else remember that joke?

FTD: "Demi- is a prefix that means half, partially, or something that is slightly inferior. The prefix demi- is derived from the Old French word demi meaning half, derived from the Latin word dimidius.

I am taking this story demi-seriously.


Moore comes from her first husband. The brother of a friend of mine.
 
2021-07-08 11:04:15 AM  
So women become "aces" when they get married? haw haw haw

Didn't know Demi was the same as "gray ace" and still don't care. I got no use for a frigid woman, sorry.
 
2021-07-08 11:09:23 AM  

Penguin_named_Nori: So demisexual means you don't necessarily want to fark everyone you see who is conventionally considered "hot?" Is this considered outside the norm (except, of course, for on Fark?)


As opposed to you don't necessarily GET to fark everyone you see who is conventionally considered "hot", which I'm led to believe is the meaning of "incel".

/unsure if "incel" is a gender yet
 
2021-07-08 11:09:25 AM  
"Explaining what the sexuality means, Michaela said demisexual individuals only experience sexual attraction to people that they have formed an emotional bond with."

Hang on... sexual identity isn't about specifying under what conditions you'll have sex. You've just described what we used to call "love". Your desire to have sex with people you have an "emotional bond with" is more like a personal moral code. Which is great. But don't confuse it with sexual identity. Otherwise, my sexual identity would be described as "only sexually attracted to my wife or on the off-chance a threesome with two Asian women in a tent at a music festival comes along..." Not sure what we'd call that. But that's... that's how I identify. Our flag has a tent and two Asian women having sex on it. We're not an imaginative group.
 
2021-07-08 11:12:12 AM  
And that's been made my business because? Who gives a fuq how you fuq or who you fuq...fuq?
 
2021-07-08 11:17:29 AM  
Oh ya well i am attracted to people who will have sex with me.  I think the term for that is subby's mom but i could be wrong.
 
2021-07-08 11:21:22 AM  
I wonder how many Christians hear someone describe themselves as "demisexual" and become outraged that the person is trying to corrupt and "pervert" their kids with their evil demisexual values, and want to pass laws teaching demisexual values or preventing people from practicing it, without realizing it means that you are only sexually attracted to people who are connected to on a deep emotional level, which is unrealistic value they have been trying to force on everyone, rather they are naturally demisexual or not.
 
2021-07-08 11:31:59 AM  

BorgiaGinz: harleyquinnical: BorgiaGinz: harleyquinnical: Dr Dreidel: BorgiaGinz: There is no such thing as "demisexuality"; it just means you don't do casual hookups. You don't get a parade.

The second half of that sentence contradicts the first: if there were no such thing, it wouldn't have a meaning; that it has meaning makes it a "thing".

// wouldn't go as far as adding it to the QUILTBAG, though (maybe cover it in the '+'?)
// seems more like a relationship philosophy than a sexual orientation
// but my opinion is a fart in a windstorm on this topic

It falls under the 'A' for Asexuality, so yes, they do get a parade.

Why would you get a parade for NOT farking anybody?

Because asexuality is still looked at as just as aberrant as homosexuality is to most of the population.  Like homosexuality, it's something that cannot be helped.

Gay people and trans people (which is more of a medical condition and not an orientation since trans people can be gay, straight or bi) have worked hard for decades to be able to live in freedom and equality.  Now we have people who create orientations so they can get some attention because they do not understand that gay people want to fit in and not stand out.  My husband and I cannot engage in any public hand holding or affection because to do so risks physical violence. I've been attacked just for "acting gay."

Asexuality is just people with low sex drives who want applause. Not even the same thing. Nobody wants to kill you for not getting laid.


You are going to sit there and tell me that there is no shame cast in this culture cast upon those lacking libido or otherwise not feeling any sexual attraction to anyone given all the emphasis on sex and having children?

You make it sound like it is a choice (aka abstinence) while bringing up your own attraction.  I assume you cannot help that attraction either.  So why be dismissive of those lacking an attraction to anyone?
 
2021-07-08 11:45:53 AM  

RobotSpider: "Explaining what the sexuality means, Michaela said demisexual individuals only experience sexual attraction to people that they have formed an emotional bond with."

Hang on... sexual identity isn't about specifying under what conditions you'll have sex. You've just described what we used to call "love". Your desire to have sex with people you have an "emotional bond with" is more like a personal moral code.


The connection does not need to even be emotional, just strong.  Also, it is not a choice, as you imply.

Imagine sitting with someone you like being around.  You have a few dates. There is romance.  However, there is no want of sex with them.  The feeling is simply not there. Is it still a choice to not feel that sexual attraction or is it still a choice?
 
2021-07-08 11:46:30 AM  
Sounds like someone's basking in their persecution.
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2021-07-08 11:55:12 AM  

BorgiaGinz: There is no such thing as "demisexuality"; it just means you don't do casual hookups. You don't get a parade.


It sure sounds like it is a thing since you've able to define it for us. Why can't they express pride too?  Would you object if people who can only get off when someone wraps their face in burlap and breaks dinner plates over their head wanted a parade? Probably not.

Given so much of the current cultural rot correlates to unwanted children born outside of traditional family structures, shouldn't we be able to celebrate people who treat sex as a serious and consequential activity to be shared between emotionally connected people too? (or would the celebration of something virtuous hurt the feelings of all those hedonistic meat bags floating around looking for new things to grind their crotch against?)
 
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