The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus


Dashka Slater

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A term for sexuality that describes someone who “doesn’t feel sexual attraction, but is still interested in sex.” Sasha identifies as gray-cupiosexual, meaning they only “occasionally” have feelings of sexual attraction.

Cupiosexual Quotes in The 57 Bus

The The 57 Bus quotes below are all either spoken by Cupiosexual or refer to Cupiosexual. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Part 1: Genderqueer Quotes

Most of us see gender and sexuality and romance as one big interconnected tangle of feelings—this is who I am, this is who I’m attracted to, this is who I love. But as Sasha began exploring the topic online, they found that some people had developed language for combing the tangle into individual strands. In these online conversations, the word sex referred purely to biology—the chromosomes, organs, and anatomy that define male and female from the outside. Gender was the word for what people felt about themselves, how they felt inside. Sexuality was the category for who you were physically attracted to. Romantic was the category for who you felt romantic attraction to. And there was a whole array of distinctions within each category as well. It was like a gigantic menu, with columns and columns of choices.

Related Characters: Sasha
Page Number: 32
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Cupiosexual Term Timeline in The 57 Bus

The timeline below shows where the term Cupiosexual appears in The 57 Bus. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Gender, Sex, Sexuality, Romance: Some Terms
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...anyone,” and a “bisexual” person feels attraction to “both men and women,” Slater explains. A “cupiosexual” does not view others in a sexual way, “but is still interested in sex,” while... (full context)
Part 1: Sasha’s Terms
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Slater also includes a list of Sasha’s preferred terms. It reads: “Agender. / Gray-cupiosexual. / Quoiromantic / Also: Vegan.” (full context)