Ghia Vitale, a lady engaged to be married to herself has explained what it’s like to be autosexual and autoromantic. Autosexuality is described as being attracted to oneself and is often associated with being autoromantic which is having a romantic relationship with oneself.
It all involves being turned on by one’s nudity which can lead to masturbation.
Opening up to Metro UK, Ghia explained more of what she meant when she tweeted:
“It’s official: I am engaged to myself! #autoromanticism #autosexual”
My definition of autosexuality is being attracted to yourself. I’ve been attracted to myself for as long as I’ve been cognizant of attraction.
My earliest memories of checking myself out in the mirror and feeling attraction happened at around age seven. I didn’t learn the term “autosexual” until after I graduated from college in 2013.
My attraction to myself made me confused at times, but once I learned about autosexuality, I was glad there was a word for my experience.
I’ve recognised myself as being in a relationship with myself since I was in college. I just didn’t have the vocabulary to express my experiences.
Before that, I still had sexual and romantic feelings about myself, but always assumed a relationship had to be with another person in order to be valid. I now realise that my relationship with myself is as valid as any other relationship.
She gave herself an engagement ring but is still yet to finalize the marriage with herself.
Although I will one day be my own wife, I am enjoying the feeling of being engaged.
This is the first time I’ve ever been engaged to anyone. I’m glad it’s with myself. I try to be a good lover unto myself.
The relationship I have with myself is special. I sometimes get butterflies in my stomach when I think of myself. I know I can always turn to myself if I’m having a problem. I love myself for my uniqueness, creativity, and beauty.
She also wants people to experiment with the self sexually.
I want other autosexuals to know that it’s okay to be attracted to yourself.
Other people aren’t attracted to themselves like we are to ourselves, but that doesn’t mean our desires are wrong. Don’t be afraid to explore that attraction towards yourself.