Anattractional Spectrum

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Orientation: Any
Prefix: A-
Main Umbrella: Orientation

The Anattractional Spectrum (commonly shortened to aspec or a-spec) is an umbrella term for orientation types that lack attraction, the prefix an- meaning not, without, or lacking in Greek.[1][2] It is most commonly used to describe aromantic/aro-spec and/or asexual/ace-spec individuals, but can encompass tertiary orientations such as aplatonic/apl-spec.[3][4] A*-spec, or a*spec is a German variation, of which can include agender and/or autistic individuals.[5][6][7] The asterisk is often used in queer German terminology as a form of gender-appropriate language that includes all genders or variations.[8]

Related Terms

Label Relationship Description Difference
Allo- Opposite An orientation prefix umbrella encompassing individuals that experience attraction. Allo individuals experience attraction, whereas aspec individuals lack attraction.


The most common aspec orientations include:

Prefixes and Suffixes

Label Prefix/Suffix Flag Description Creator
Anattractional An- [9] An individual who experiences no attraction whatsoever.[9] twilight-moon-velvet
Omniaspec / Omnaspec Omni- / Omn- [10] An individual who lacks attraction conditionally, partly, or fully for every type of orientation.[11] Arco-pluris, Light
Panaspec Pan- [10] An individual who experiences no attraction whatsoever, at any point in time.[12] Anonymous, Light

Flags and Symbols

The anattractional flag was created by Loki, which was designed as "a spectrum including those who do not feel attraction on one or more axes[sic]".[2]


  1. "an-".,,before%20a%20consonant%2C%20a%2D.. Accessed on 18 Feb, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 ask-pride-color-schemes. "Here you go!". Tumblr, 15 Jan, 2018, Archived on 20 Jan, 2022.
  3. pride-color-schemes. "Aspec". Tumblr, 8 Jul, 2016,
  4. asexual-society. "list of a-spec identities & info!". Tumblr, 15 Jan, 2018,
  5. "Glossar". ASPEC*GERMAN, Accessed on 10 Nov, 2023.
  6. "Glossar". AktivistA, 22 Jul, 2022,
  7. "Glossar zu Aromantik". AktivAro, Accessed on 16 Nov, 2023.
  8. "*". Queer Lexikon, 6 Aug, 2020,
  9. 9.0 9.1 twilight-moon-velvet. "Anattractional". DeviantArt, 19 Jul, 2018,
  10. 10.0 10.1 beyond-mogai-pride-flags. "Panaspec and Omniaspec". Tumblr, 10 Aug, 2020,
  11. arco-pluris. "Omnaspec Pride Flag". Tumblr, 16 Mar, 2018,
  12. beyond-mogai-pride-flags. "panaspec:". Tumblr, 28 Apr, 2018,