Agenderflux (What does it mean?)

Agenderflux (What does it mean?)

In this blog post, we are going to define the following terms and gender identities: Agenderflux, Genderflux, Genderfluid and Non-binary gender. We will also give you a few famous examples of non-binary people, who you may or may not have heard about before.

Who is an Agenderflux?

Agenderflux is someone who considers themselves agender (that is without a specific gender) as well as genderflux (meaning that they can sometimes fluctuate between feminine and masculine characteristics). Thus, their core gender is agender, but they also can fluctuate between genders. 

Let’s say that I, for example, am Agenderflux. In my case, that means that I do not identify myself as a woman or as a man, even though at times I tend to feel more masculine than feminine (without ever feeling like neither man nor woman). 

Generally, when this happens, I would not feel 100% either, it would feel more like 70 or 80% male and 20 or 30% female. It is something that is constantly changing, it is not static but fluid, like a river.

Agenderflux pronouns are neutral – that’s why I say “feminine” and “masculine” instead of “female” and “male” – but we’ll talk more about that later.

Agenderflux (What does it mean?)

Agender

Agender is a term, which can be interpreted as “genderless”. You have two ways of interpreting it:

  • As a non-binary gender identity
  • As a declaration of not having a gender identity.

And this, in turn, has its ways of describing itself, which can vary between:

  • No gender or lack thereof
  • Gender-neutral, which can say that despite not being a man or a woman, you still have a gender
  • Neutrois
  • Do not align with other genres; have an indefinable or unknown gender
  • Having no other word that fits your gender
  • That gender identity doesn’t matter or you don’t want or need a label

Someone Agender prefers to avoid gender language, not belonging to any of the binaries and not having a general way of referring to. Of course, this does not always happen, some do not care about the fact of being called by “she” or “he”.

Someone who is Agender, but still feels a connection with other genders is called Librafluid.

Genderflux

Gender-Flux is an umbrella that encompasses gender identities that fluctuate in terms of their intensity. When the intensity of gender identity is null, absolute gender is reached.

For example, someone may be GirlFlux. This means that when the intensity is 100% they will feel feminine and that as the percentage decreases they will adopt other labels such as Demi-Girl, Librafeminine, ParaGirl until they finally reach Gender.

Boyflux is when one feels almost all the time a male, but experiences fluctuating intensities of the male identity.

GenderFlux is a term that encompasses all gender identities that vary in intensity over time. The intensity of a genre has to do with the level of identification that you have with that genre. If we think about it in percentages, 100% would be the absolute identification and 0% the null.

Gender fluidity is a gender identity that can change over time and you have the feeling that you do not have a defined gender. Gender fluidity can be completely different from person to person. For example, it may express masculinity, femininity, or an androgynous personality in sexual experience or self-concept.

Agenderflux (What does it mean?)

What is a non-binary gender?

Man-woman, masculine-feminine, hetero-homo … Our society is designed to understand these concepts in a binary way and, by extension, it is also easier for our minds to conceptualize these realities as opposite categories. This is why any new term that departs from traditional options is so difficult to be understood and accepted by society.

A non-binary person is a person who does not identify with either of the two classical genres that have traditionally been associated with the two classical sexes: masculine for men and feminine for women. On the contrary, they identify with identities that go beyond these concepts, within which are identities such as queer, gender, pan-gender, fluid gender, and infinity more that you can find in the article on gender identity.

Non-binary gender from a psychological perspective

Until now, gender has not only been a social construction, but also an imposition. An imposition in which if you did not fit you were an object that could be branded as mentally ill, more likely to suffer psychological stress and suffer mental disorders such as depression or anxiety. Here you will find more information about what depression and anxiety are.

Now, as awareness of the reality that a person is not born with gender is becoming more and more, the possibilities of identification multiply and more and more generations are getting rid of the old impositions of gender to allow themselves to be and feel freer, more authentic, more them.

Agenderflux (What does it mean?)

Famous non-binary people

The dissent of binary gender identities, despite being minorities, are not as new or as unknown as one might think. Celebrities of all classes and ages make examples of this type of self-identification. Here are some famous non-binary people:

Pete Townshend. The Who’s guitarist was “uncovered” as non-binary in 1989 before the concept was widely understood or discussed.

Steven Tyler. The leader of the famous band Aerosmith has always considered himself androgynous and when speaking of gender he declares himself non-binary.

Tilda Swinton. The English actress, known for films like The Chronicles of Narnia or Doctor Strange, has defined herself as polyamorous, pansexual and androgynous, in addition to leaning towards ambiguous gender roles. In her films, she has starred both men and women, as well as genderless characters. It is also rumoured that she could be the new genderless joker from the new Batman movie.

Miley Cyrus. This well-known start, in addition to declaring herself pansexual, in an interview also stated that she was not related to being a boy or a girl and that her partner would not have to be related to being of one sex or the other.

Ruby Rose. The Australian model and actress replies that she feels neither male nor 

female, but as something in the middle of the spectrum when asked about her gender identity.

Sam Smith. The British singer confirmed in an interview that he feels neither masculine nor feminine and that upon reading about the concepts of non-binary and genderqueer he realized that he identified with them. In a more recent Instagram post, 

she has asked that neutral pronouns be used to refer to her.

Lachlan Watson. She is one of the youngest non-binary celebrities. The actor/actress known for his role in the series Sabrina, plays Susie-Theo, a character who also departs from the norms of the genre.

Asia Kate Dillon. Appeared in series like Orange is the new black, but more recognized for giving life to the character Taylor Mason in the Billions series, the first non-binary character played by a non-binary person.

Indya Moore. Trans model and actress who is also considered non-binary and uses neutral pronouns with her person.

LP. The singer of the famous song “Lost on you”, with her androgynous style, is openly LGTBIQ + and considers herself a non-binary person.

Eliot Sumner. Daughter of singer Sting, she claims that she does not identify with a specific gender and does not believe in gender labels.

Difference between fluid and non-binary gender

The term non-binary gender refers rather to an umbrella that encompasses all dissident forms of the two classical genres, male and female. Fluid gender would be one of the types of non-binary gender, which would characterize those people who feel in the middle of the gender spectrum between men and women, and would combine elements that are associated with both genders, with androgynous or changing looks depending on the day. As the term well announces, people who identify with the fluid gender would fluctuate between genders.

Conclusions

In this blog post, we defined the following terms and gender identities: Agenderflux, Genderflux, Genderfluid and Non-binary gender. We also gave you a few famous examples of non-binary people and their lifestyle. 

Agenderflux is someone who considers themselves agender (that is without a specific gender) as well as genderflux (meaning that they can sometimes fluctuate between feminine and masculine characteristics). 

Agenderflux pronouns are neutral – that’s why I say “feminine” and “masculine” instead of “female” and “male” – but we’ll talk more about that later.

If you have any questions on the content, please let us know!

Further reading

Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality, by  Jerrold S. Greenberg

Diversity in Couple and Family Therapy: Ethnicities, Sexualities, and Socioeconomics, by Shalonda Kelly

Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, & Sexuality (B&b Sociology) by David Newman 

Just Your Type: Create the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted Using the Secrets of Personality Type, by Paul D. Tieger 

References

transequality.org/

Genderqueerid.com

nonbinary.wiki/

Agenderflux (What does it mean?)

Juanita Agboola

Juanita Agboola is the editor in chief of HFNE and an expert in mental health online. She has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues since 2012. All Guides are reviewed by our editorial team which constitutes various clinical psychologists, PhD and PsyD colleagues.