It’s Asexual Awareness Week, so I intended to make a comic about being asexual. But I’m kinda incapable of making a story without having some kind of point to it, so it actually turned more into something about labels lol! I’ve been thinking a lot about labels lately and things such as Neurodiversity. I think sexuality comes into all that too (everything comes into it really) But hey, I hope you enjoy or think or whatever :3
That's so cute when John is praising him like that in the series! He's such a fangirl, lol xD Also, in episode 1 Sherlock mentioned that no one ever said something like that to him before, that everyone only called him a freak, so it must mean a lot to him then...
characters: Sherlock & John from BBC series "Sherlock"
When I watched those episodes of the KHR anime when Chrome appeared for the very first time, my first thought was "OMFG!!! Mukuro dressed up like a girl!!!", yeah that's right! So this is where the idea for this comic came from! xD
After the success of one of my previous pieces, “Feminism is...” ([link]), I decided to make a similar thing with another topic I have strong feelings about: asexuality. Actually, it’s been a while since I decided it and I’ve been trying to, but I tried to completely mimic it and there was no way to do so: after the “Asexuality is...” there were tones of “... not this or that at all”, and it sounded kind of negative – which was not my objective, I wanted a pleasant-to-read work.
Lately, it seems that asexuality became a hot topic and I found a lot of articles talking about it all over the Internet addressing to people who have never heard about it before. Sadly, its comments were full of bullshit such as “only priests and nuns are asexual”, “they haven’t tried it, they need a good laid”, “they’re only late bloomers”, “God made us sexual”, “they’ve been abused for sure”, “that’s not natural”, “that’s not healthy”... Well, I’m afraid that all aces have heard all those lots of times. Too many times. I knew that they were just a bunch of lies and misconceptions coming from the keyboards of ignorant people, but they hurt me so much – I felt alone, and very misunderstood. They did not even try to understand, they just cling to their beliefs as the one and only Truth and typed out that everything different from it was “wrong” or even “a sin”.
So I did my bit to fight ignorance: just another little piece of information about asexuality, probably the umpteenth summary of the same basic points, but as long as it helps someone to understand, or to think about something that doesn’t fit yet in their mind but could stand a chance, or it makes another ace to feel less lonely, it will be worthy
Feel free to share your thoughts and doubts ^_^
The background is a piece from ~petrabee’s “Black Painted Background 1” ([link]).
I am an Asexual. I have known this for a few years.
I can draw pictures, make fanfiction, and write sexual rps. I feel nothing for it though. I think it's cute but they are just characters. Not real, cartoons that I like to create. I just wanted to put this picture out because I read some nasty things...
All Asexuals are different, some read porn freely without any feeling of sexual attraction. I can do that, I enjoy the story behind, the emotions, the actions.
In real life I am grossed out and down right disturbed by sexual acts. Nothing against Sexual people. Just myself. I don't like the idea. I get confused when people start dating around me... I do however understand that they want 'someone'... It just shocks me.
I'm happy with my life the way it is, I don't feel the want to find someone because I do not need to.
It hurts me when people say things like this... Asexuality is real, why should it matter anyway? It's not their life. It's you own. The same for anyone else... Just because you do not understand something does not give you the right to be rude.
I had told a friend once and she called me wrong and that everyone needs sex. Asexuality was not real. It hurt knowing that I tried telling someone, trusted them... only to be turned down.
The colors: Black, silver, white, and purple are our flag.
I was doodling in class today, and the doodle ended up inspiring this Asexuality* card. I decided to make it a bit nicer looking, using my ol' standby Adobe Flash. I've included pretty much every asexuality symbol in it (besides cake).
Firstly, asexuals like myself often call themselves "aces" for short. As such, the Ace of Hearts has been adopted by the community as an unofficial symbol of asexuals who still hold interest in romantic relations, while the Ace of Spades has been adopted as an unofficial symbol for aromantics.
Secondly, the color scheme is the same as that used in the asexuality flag. Black is for asexuals, gray for gray-asexuals, white for our non-asexual allies, and purple for community.
You will notice that the letter A in the center is also an upside-down heart for the Ace of the Hearts. It contains within it a spade for the Ace of Spaces. The center of this letter A, which is also the tip of the spade, is an upside-down asexuality triangle. From this orientation, the base of the triangle represents the Kinsey scale of sexuality (a continuum from heterosexuality to homosexuality) while the gradual fading from white up to black represents the different levels of sexual attraction (white is more highly sexual, gray varying levels of gray-a, and black asexual).
Lastly, the black circle around the center object is intended to represent the black ring many aces wear on the middle finger of their right hand.
*Someone who identifies as asexual is someone who doesn't experience sexual attraction. Such a person may still engage in sexual activity and/or romance, but the reasons would be due to something aside from attraction. For more information visit AVEN, the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, www.asexuality.org.