Aliases: Shendia, Shenamate, Shenarmate


A term for an exclusively or most-primarily sexual partner with a close emotional connection or bond of some sort, that is not identified or identifiable as any other relationship time, and very often is inherently tied to the sexual intimacy involved. Intended as parallel to vassin as queer-oriented but not queer-exclusive, more descriptive, and potentially less allonormative alternatives to “FWB.” Shendias make up shenaships and very often experience shenaric attraction to their shendi-partners.


Coined by Freya-Anne Arcania of the Legendarium

Relationships, Orientation, LGBTQ+

ID: 1208, category: LGBTQ+ (ID: 2)

Created: Wed November 10 2021