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Queerplatonic - V1 Pride Yard and Garden Flags | Single Or Double-Sided | 2 Sizes

Queerplatonic - V1 Pride Yard and Garden Flags | Single Or Double-Sided | 2 Sizes

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Queerplatonic relationship, also called a quasiplatonic relationshipquirkyplatonic relationship, or qplatonic relationship (abbreviated QPR), is a term for an intimate, non-romantic committed relationship. It typically goes beyond what is considered normal or socially acceptable for a platonic relationship but is not romantic in nature or does not fully fit the traditional idea of a romantic relationship.

In modern western societies, hard lines are drawn between appropriate behavior for a romantic relationship compared to a friendship. For example, cultural norms say that romantic partners are more physically affectionate and more emotionally close than friends are, as well as being more likely to partner in major life activities such as buying a house or raising a child together. When those lines are blurred, that relationship can be called queerplatonic. QPRs are often characterized by having a level of emotional closeness and dedication comparable to that found in a romantic relationship, which results in many individuals viewing their queerplatonic attraction/relationships as entirely/mostly separate from being platonic.

For some a queerplatonic relationship (commonly abbreviated to QPR) could look like a close friendship, for others it may outwardly appear to more closely resemble a romantic relationship. Queerplatonic relationships may involve some forms of physical affection traditionally considered exclusive to romantic or sexual relationships, such as hand-holding, cuddling, kissing, or having sex. Some queerplatonic couples will live together or get (queerplatonically) married. Queerplatonic relationships can look different for everyone, depending on what the individuals involved are comfortable with.

Queerplatonic relationships are common among a-spec individuals, however one does not have to identify as a-spec to be in a queerplatonic relationship. One also does not have to be queer to be in a queerplatonic relationship. Pursuing a queerplatonic relationship is not necessarily mutually exclusive with pursuing romantic relationships. A queerplatonic relationship can be monogamous or polyamorous- involving more than two individuals.

Individuals in queerplatonic relationships might refer to each other as their queerplatonic partner (QPP), marshmallow/mallowfriend, or as "zucchini", a term that was originally a joke in the a-spec community about lacking a word to properly describe the term, so they could just use any word they want, like zucchini.[1] A queerplatonic crush is most commonly called a squish (the same as a platonic crush), and is less commonly called a plush, squash, or crish.

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Materials and care

  • The single-sided version is great as a wall hanging, or to string together with others and hang like oversized bunting. The double-sided flags are great for gardens, or to hang from a small horizontal flagpole!

    With two sizes to choose from, which one(s) will you choose?

  • Features

    - Stand Not Included

    - 1.25" wide top pole slot

    - Single or Double Sided

    - Thick, opaque fabric with a soft hand (texture)

    - Ships directly from my production partner in the US.

  • Materials:

    100% poly poplin-canvas fabric

    Weight:

    0.08 oz

    Size:

    12x18" (30x45cm)

    24.5x32.12" (62.2x81.6cm)

  • Care Instructions

    Hand wash, or use gentle cycle with cold water. Hang to dry.

    To remove wrinkles, try a clothing steamer - the wrinkles just fall right out!
    If you don't have a steamer, you can put your flag through a rinse cycle in the washing machine, then hang to dry.

    Iron on polyester setting, preferably with an ironing cloth (a thin cloth between the iron and the flag). Test the iron on a less-visible spot to make sure it's a safe temperature.

  • Production Times

    Typical production times: 1-5 business days (up to 10 business days)

  • Shipping Times

    USA - 3-5 business days

    Canada - 2-14 business days

    EU - -business days

    Everywhere else: 6-20 business days

    Tracking information is included in shipping notifications.

  • Shipping rates vary depending on items and destination. For most accurate information, select the item, then click on Checkout to generate the shipping rate.

  • Colourful mosaic heart logo with the words: Skipping Stone. Empower. Support. Love. Above the logo the text: Supporting trans ans gender diverse youth and adults. Below the text: Skipping Stone Foundation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, www.SkippingStone.ca

    Skipping Stone

    $2 from the sale of all gender flags goes to support the Skipping Stone Foundation, supporting trans and gender-diverse youth, adults, and families.

    Learn more 
  • Flag with rainbow background and Ninja Ferret Logo. White text on the flag says: Pay-What-You-Can

    Pay-What-You-Can

    If you need a flag and are experienceing financial difficulties, get a flag from my Ko-Fi shop for a pay-what-you-can rate, starting at cost.

    Ko-Fi Shop 
  • SINGLE REVERSE VS DOUBLE-SIDED FLAGS

    Single reverse flags are the most common flag design. This is where the design is printed correctly on one side of the flag and the ink bleeds through the material so the design appears as a mirror image on the back or reverse side.

  • Single Reverse

    Design is only done on 1 side of the flag but shows through to the other side in a reverse image. The majority of flags are created this way, including most provincial flags and corporate flags. A single reverse flag is lightweight and is most cost-effective.

  • Double-Sided

    Design reads correctly on both sides of the flag. Typically this flag is 2 single-sided flags sewn back to back to make it double thickness. This type of flag is commonly hung horizontally indoors. Double sided advertising flags are heavier than a single reverse flag and are not typically recommended for outdoor use.

  • Single-Sided

    Printed on one side only, with thicker fabric, so the back is blank. Best hung on a wall, or a garden flagpole facing outward.

Learn More

For more about LGBTQIA2S+ identities and other definitions used here, or for resources and links, click here.