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Sketchcomic - types of Attraction by secondlina Sketchcomic - types of Attraction by secondlina
A comic about the different types of attraction one might feel. The descriptions were taken from a website about asexuality, I saw the link to that site  floating around on tumblr and really wanted to add visuals to them.

I think people who are not asexual feel these regularly too. There’s all kinds of attractions for all kinds of people. Enjoy.

EDIT : Description changed because the original made it seem unclear that the art was done by me.
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for this very helpful picture! I use it all the time!

I think it'd be great if you can edit your deviantart name into the bottom right corner. I like to share this image a lot and it'd be great if they could find your page more easily if they just save it to their harddrive. 
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:iconthepalemage:
ThePaleMage Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
Thanks a lot for this
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
No problem!
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:iconbuck678:
buck678 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad somebody used "attraction" instead of "sexuality". This case always confused lots of people. You've just made everything clear!:D
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:iconsexyaussiekirkland:
SexyAussieKirkland Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I saw this on tumblr just now. Very cute and very educational. Well done!
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:iconyokogreyword:
yokogreyword Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I like this very much. I personally hated refering to anything as my "sexual attraction" since I'm not interested in sex. But I do feel strong romantic attraction to people.
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:iconbritneymorgan:
BritneyMorgan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Same! I'm more of a "sensual" person. I'd love to have a cuddle buddy, but sex is a nuisance.
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:iconrain-song13:
Rain-Song13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Someone linked me to this because I was saying how my attraction towards men isn't romantic or sexual in nature, but I still get star crushes (or maybe squishes, now that I think of it) and stuff. I think the term aesthetic attraction works quite well for my situation, thank you for explaining it :D
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
No problem, glad it helps!
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:icongrendawn:
grendawn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
is that sherlock
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Maybe. :D
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:iconkiki-lin:
Kiki-lin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so great bless you
Just a question, does kissing go under the sensual category?
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
I believe so.
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:iconroadzero:
RoadZero Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, and actually I wanted to thank you for doing this. Images are easier to spread in most social networks. I hope that will help people stop imagining sexual things between two when nothing like that is the matter...
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
A picture is worth a thousand words.
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:iconroadzero:
RoadZero Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Squish looks kinda "sensual+friendship" to me from these description, but I guess there's difference. Like, you like to cuddle your best friend because it's your close person and it's a way to have fun and express friendship; but as for Sensual, it's just a desire to touch because I dunno which reasons.
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Squish? I thought it's called friendship or something.
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
It's the really, really profound version of it.
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Profound version? Well, i'd say, it is a thing called "platonic love", if we speak of very close relationships that do not have sexual element in them.
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
The terms were taken directly from a website about asexuality and not edited. If you don't like the term, you can take it up with them. I think it's cute.
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I have no idea how translate the said term so i'm searching for analogue.
I can't even pronounce it in my language.
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Well, I guess... Squish is kinda the sound that happens when you rub two soft surfaces together (like in a hug). So something akin to that?
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
This is exactly the problem - i can't think of a separate sound effect for it.
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
what language are you looking it for?
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Noturusual Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
The bottom-right picture is too cute... I like this image a lot.
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Thanks!
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alee-grrl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I am going to be writing a paper on asexuality and the different types of attraction for my Sexual Orientation and the Law class. I was wondering if you would mind me including your lovely comic? I would fully attribute it to you, include a link to this page via footnote and be more than happy to share the finished paper with you at the end.

I have already used your comic to help explain the types of attraction to other people who look at me funny when I try to explain how an ace like myself can want to cuddle or hold hands with a person but still not be interested in sex. So thank you so much for sharing this lovely comic.
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secondlina Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
As long as you credit me for it, of course! However, i'm warning you i'm not 100% happy with my definition of romantic love, I wish it was less vague. I'm planning to re-do this one day with better definitions, so feel free to suggest things. Till then, go forth and enjoy.
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alee-grrl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Thank you!
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kurisquare Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Ah, I'm so happy I found this! I see this picture on Tumblr all the time but it never has a link to the original ;w; love it!
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Aw, thanks!!
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monster-aleks Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
oh mannn, I get such strong sensual attraction to people sometimes. Its just like COME HERE AND LET ME CUDDLE YOU. But then people think that means sex and im like LOL NO ASEXY HERE.
Love these illustrations! :D Whats your name on Tumblr?
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Yup, I agreed. Not everything means sexytimes.

I'm "secondlina" on tumblr too. I'm basically "secondlina" all over the place.
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grendawn Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
well.... this helps me understand a lot about people, such as friends family and my parents.
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Awesome!
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Quick-Step Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist
As an asexual some of us experience no attraction of any sort what so ever and find it repulsive. However speaking for myself as an asexual I experience all three, but specifically the last one (benedict cumberbatch attraction HARDCORE!!) Nice portrayal of all six ^_^
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Yeah, there's a lot of different sorts, but also the possibly of someone feeling none of them.
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snorglefox Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww this is sweet :3

Also, squishes and aesthetic attraction -- I'm learning! X3
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Knowledge be good!
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:iconajnosftw:
AjnosFTW Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
This scetches are SO cute and well-drawn <3

Aestetic attraction XD Oh goodness, do I feel that. For so many things XD
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Many thanks!
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Simtiff Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my God, it's Benny! :D You've made me an extremely happy girl.
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Awesome.
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KuriosiT-kat Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dawwww~ c'est mignon~
(mon prefere c'est la derniere XD ca m'a fait rire! XD )

Nouveau mot "squishes" XD super!
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
À ajouter au dictionnaire tout de suite!
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KuriosiT-kat Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
deja ajoute XP hehehe
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akitku Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You illustratedeachof the concepts very well! Good job!
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Glad you liked it!!
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:iconasvod:
ASVOD Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I'm very squishy.


I like that sentence.
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
"I shall call it squishy and it shall be mine."
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