Originally Posted by edinatlanta
Cupiosexual is a subset of asexual. It is used to describe asexuals (people who never experience sexual attraction) who still desire a sexual relationship.
Cupioromantic is a subset of aromantic. It is used to describe aromantics (people who never experience romantic attraction) who still desire a romantic relationship.
(These used to be kalossexual and kalosromantic but there were problems with those words)
Who the hell coins all these fatuous words? I looked up "kalosexual." Aside from its being Greco-Latin bastard word like "automobile" or "television," it seems to me that whoever coined it didn't even know any Greek. The best interpretation I could give for "kalosexual" would mean someone who preferred or was specially turned on by physically attractive sex partners, which sounds like the overwhelming majority of humanity to me!
For that matter, "cupiosexual" sounds to me like somebody who simply wants sex, which again is most of us...at least until we get old and decrepit like me!