What is agenderflux?

This blog will discuss what agenderflux is.

We will also discuss what agender, genderflux means, the history of agenderflux, as well as what gender identity is and the different types of identities present. 

What is agenderflux?

Agenderflux is a gender identity that falls under the umbrella of genderflux where the individual is agender but experiences fluctuation in the intensity with which they experience their gender identity. 

Agenderflux is also known as librafluid where one is mostly agender- their based identity is agender where they do not identify as any gender but the individual has a partial connection to some gender but in varying degrees over time. 

In such a case, the individual’s gender identity is what remains constant, however there is a part of them where they might feel a little more towards another gender in specific situations and circumstances. 

They might feel a little masculatine or feminine, they might use another pronoun, they might also feel more than two genders at once, however they will resolutely identify as someone who has no gender. 

What is the history of Agenderflux?

When it comes to the question of when the term was coined, it is not clear when or who first introduced the term however, it is believed that it was coined by an unknown Tumblr user sometime around 2017. 

When it comes to the representation of agenderflux in terms of symptoms and flags, the agenderflux flag was anonymously created which had grey and light grey stripes to represent an absence of gender with a the white stripe to represent partial genderlessness, and a light green stripe to represent the fluctuation.

However, in the year 2020, on reddit, another anonymous user proposed another flag. On the flag, the black represented absense of gender, while the orange represented non-binary feminity.

The colours green represented non-binary masculinity and the yello represented a fluctuation between non-binary femininity and masculinity.

What is Agender?

Agender refers to a gender identity where the individual understands themselves as someone who has no gender. 

These indidvdiausl either identify themselves as genderless, or lacjing gender, or gender neutral where they do not identity with any present gender known to human society. 

These individuals might also use the following terms to identify themselves or label themselves. 

  • genderless
  • genderfree
  • genderblank
  • neutrois

The first time the gender construct of gender identity was documented was from an internet forum in the year 2000 where the individual wrote that “God” was agender. 

According to Grpride.org, the agender flag was created in 2014 by Salem X. the flag consists of seven horizontal stripes where the black and white stripes represent an absence of gender. 

The grey stripe represemnted semi-genderlessness, and the green stripe at the center of the six other stripes represented the non-binary genders. 

Now, being agender is similar to being gendervoid but it is not the same thing because for an individual with gendervoid is someone where they feel a void and are unable to experience gender itself. 

Being agender overlaps with the construct of being someone who is gender nonconforming however not every indidvdiual who identities as agender also identities as gender nonconforming. 

What is Genderflux?

Genderflux refers to the term that describes an individual who experiences a fluctuation in intensity of how they experience their gender. 

For example, in the case of someone who is agenderflux, as mentioned above, their base level is agender however, someone who is genderfluid might experience a certain gender to some percentages at some point of time.

Individuals with this gender identity, as they fluctuate in intensity, might experience the following:

  • They might identify as slightly a given gender as in libragender
  • Partially a given gender as in demigender
  • Mostly, but also not entirely a given gender as in paragender. 

It is very important to clarify that an individual who identifies as genderflux does not change their gender identity- emaning that an individual who identifies as agender will not change to identify as a male or as something else. 

The only thing that changes is the intensity in which their gender is felt. The individual who identifies as a boyflux- a genderflux with the base gender of a boy might experience themselves as agender, demiboy, paraboy but never a cisboy gender. 

Genderflux individuals also identify as non-binary, genderqueer, and/or transgender, and the intensity at which they experience a gender changes over time.

The word “genderflux” was recorded as far back as 1994 within queen communities and it was used to explain someone who was “shifting between genders”. However in 2014, Tumblr user gave it it’s present meaning that included the concept of intensity within gender experience, 

The genderfluid flag consists of six stripes. The dark pink stripe represented women, light pink for demigirls, grey for agender, light blue for demiboys, dark blue for men, and yellow for non-binary genders.

What is gender identity?

Gender identity refers to the terms that distinguish a person’s gender. It is what the individual who experiences their unique gender uses to identify their gender. 

Gender, as we all know is no longer considered the same as sex. It is now understood that it is inherently different and these two distinct concepts can be different in an individual.

This means that they need not align. A person can have the male anatomy while identifying as someone who has no gender that they identity with- and in this case, they will most probably identity as agender, 

While the genetic factors or biological factors define a person’s sex, gender is a social construct whcih means that is is not written in stone and that a person can have a gender identity only they can determine. 

Gender identity is a personal experience, and it cannot be determined by someone or something else outside of the person. 

Another important thing that we must understand is that gender is not limited to binary genders, this means that it is not only restricted to being a man or a woman. 

Gender is more than just binary categories and an individual can have more than one gender or identify with no gender at all. 

According to The Trevor Project gender consists of the following concepts:

  • The gender identity, which is what the person experiences and identities as in terms of their gender. 
  • Gender expression which consists of how an individual expresses themselves to themselves and to other people. A person might express themslwves as either in a masculine way or in a non-binary way. 

This will include aspects such as mannerisms, clothing styles, names, and pronoun choices, and basic conduct with respect to their gender. 

What are the different types of gender identity?

Here is a brief list of some of the more commonly known gender identities:

  • Agender where the individual does not identify as either female or male and also, possibly, not identify with any gender at all.
  • Androgyne is a term where individuals identify as both female and male.
  • Bigender where indidvdiuals identify as bigender, you identify with two genders.
  • Cisgender where the indidviausl identies with the sex they are born with, that means their gender identity and sex allign. 
  • Gender expansive where the individual does not fit their cultural standardised definitions of gender and their gender broadens the cultural expectations or limitations placed  by society on their gender. 
  • Gender fluid is a term where the individual can express themselves either outside, within, or between their societal gender expectations. 
  • Gender outlaw where individuals who identify as gender outlaw, refuse to let society define your gender.
  • Genderqueer where their gender identity is not aligned with the societal expectations (or “norms”) that are placed on your assigned sex.
  • Non-binary where the indidvaiusl does not identity with either male or female but they identify their gender as something other than these two binary genders. 
  • Omnigender where individuals identify and experience all genders.
  • Polygender/pangender where individuals identify as having parts of or experience more than one gender.
  • Transgender/trans where indidvdiuals are born with a sex that is not what they identify with. Another term that is used for this cohort of indidvdiuals is non-binary or gender nonconforming.

This list is not exhaustive and there are plenty more gender identities that are being identified and realised as individuals learn more about themselves and express their gender realities on their own terms. Gender identity is something that can be constantly evolving. None of the following terms are all-inclusive or finite.  

Conclusion

In this blog we have discussed what agenderflux is.

We have also discussed what agender, genderflux means, the mystery of agenderflux, as well as what gender identity is and the different types of identities present. 

Faq related to agenderflux

Is Demigirl a gender?

Demigirl is a gender identity that represents an individual who is assigned female at birth but does not identify fully as a female or a woman in terms of their gender. 

What do Neopronouns mean?

Neopronouns are a category of pronouns that are inclusive of all gender identities and are being increasingly used in place of “she,” “he,” or “they”. Example: xe/xem/xyr, ze/hir/hirs, and ey/em/eir.

What is a Pangender person?

Pangender is a gender identity that is used to represent a person who identifies with all gender. 

How do I know what pronouns I am?

Your pronouns come with the gender that you identify with. So if you identify as being a woman, your pronouns are she, her. 

However if you identity with a non-binary, non-conforming gender then your prononous can be they/their as well as new neo-prononous such as ze/hirs.

What is the 3rd gender called?

In india, the term third gender was first used, not used as of now, to represent “hijars”- indidvdiuals who were neither male, female, nor transgender- so basically non-binary gender. 

Are neopronouns real?

Neopronouns are real because like all socially constructed concepts, they are real if they have meaning and are being used by people to make their lives easier. 

What does the 2 in LGBTQ2 mean?

In the term LGBTQ2+ the two stands for two-spirited.

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