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]).