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Asexual Pride

My almost out of time contribution for this year's pride month, I chose to depict my orientation. The invisible orientation.

"The word for that is abstinence;
There is not scientific proof for asexuality so it's fake;
Asexuals are just ugly people who can't get laid;
If you have a poor sentimental life I feel sorry for you, but don't fill my head with this gender bullshit;
You have no idea what you're missing;
It's just not possible for a human to be asexual;
Asexuality cannot be real as it goes against evolution;
You haven't met the right person yet;
It's called celibacy;
If you tried it and didn't like it you just did it wrong;
You're secretly gay;
Find a guy that properly fucks you and you'll stop bitching;
If you're sexually repulsed you need therapy;
You're just shy or scared, this is an excuse;
I could fix you, give me a chance;
You probably just never had an orgasm;
Everyone needs sex, you're just repressing your desires;
If it's really love, you'll want sex;
You can't be asexual if you masturbate;
You're not asexual, it's called having a low sex drive;
Asexuality is a mental illness;
Asexuals are just people who want to be special;
There are only three sexualities: heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual;
Asexuals are just immature;
Unless you can reproduce via mitosis, you're not asexual."

How many of these have you heard in your life?
[Courtesy of various Asexuality-bingos out there on the Internet plus some real life experiences.]
The last one in particular cracks me up; do you know the meaning of the word context? Of course we're talking human beings, hence it's not about asexual reproduction, but asexual orientation. I know I'm not a starfish, thank you for your concern.

Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to others, or low or absent interest in or desire for sexual activity. It may be considered the lack of a sexual orientation, or one of the variations thereof, alongside heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality. It may also be an umbrella term used to categorize a broader spectrum of various asexual sub-identities.
Asexuality is distinct from abstention from sexual activity and from celibacy, which are behavioral and generally motivated by factors such as an individual's personal or religious beliefs. Sexual orientation, unlike sexual behavior, is believed to be "enduring". Some asexual people engage in sexual activity despite lacking sexual attraction or a desire for sex, due to a variety of reasons, such as a desire to pleasure themselves or romantic partners, or a desire to have children.

Happy pride month everyone! - a bit late I know xD
Everyone out there, spread the knowledge, spread the love, be free to be who you truly are.

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Zerrick's avatar
That looks pretty awesome :) Nice job!
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RainbowGlambert's avatar
I used to think you could only be gay, straight, or bi
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Until recently, yes - let's not forget pansexuals though :D
Gay is opposed to straight, but what's the opposite for bi/pan? Well... no attraction at all! 
Thankfully in the last years asexuality has been recognized as an orientaion of its own and it still has a lot of way ahead to be fully accepted; I don't feel either of the above, I don't feel attraction to anybody. 
In the end sexuality is very varied and fluid with a lot of shades, and labels just help us to understand who we are, to tell us we're not alone. I'm happy more and more asexuals are emerging from the dark to tell the world "I'm here!" ^^
RainbowGlambert's avatar
Very true :D You're aro?
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No I'm heteroromantic, but I wish I was aromantic to have life easier if that makes sense? xD
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It does XD I'm panromantic but I hate when people say that relationships are more important than friendships. But don't give up hope, I know of some aces that are in relationships.
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Oh no, I don't want another relationship at all! That's why I said being aromantic would make my life easier - and I kind of prefer to define myself aromantic for that reason ^^'
Then again never say never, I'm talking for this very moment of my life.
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Ah I see. I've never been in a relationship but don't know if I want one. you have? I think I could be aromantic sometimes.I do like holding hands and cuddling but those don't need to be romantic imo
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Yes I have, and I had such a strong emotional bond that I haven't recovered from the breakup after almost one year; thus my desire to not have another in the near future.
But then, relationships are not the most important thing in the world, you can happily live without any or happily share your life with someone. It's all up to you and how you feel ^^
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