Hey, I just travelled here from a meme site and joined Deviant Art in order to thank you.
I’m demisexual panromantic or whatever you may call it. The point is that I struggle to understand the sexual desires most people have. Long story short I had a lot of different feelings fighting each other and taking me into a spiral of negative thoughts.
About one and a half years ago I have met my current partner. He’s not asexual. We’re very happy together and our relationship really seems to be one that can last forever. I also found these cute words to describe my sexuality. I know that I am not the only one and that I am not “out of order”.
I wish I could tell you that one day I understood that it doesn’t matter what sexuality my partner or I have as long as we’re having fun together and living our happy life as a team. I wish I could tell you I stopped being randomly jealous of everyone else because I know my partner doesn’t need any other romantic/sexual relationship and I trust him that if he did, he’d immediately tell me and we’d work on a solution. I also wish I could tell you that I accepted that my partner loves my in his slightly different way but with all of his heart and with the strong will to keep me as the most important confidant by his side. Or that I could at least tell you that I’m in a process of accomplishing all this and fulfilling my dream of simply being happy.
But I still sit there and have doubts and I still lay there and cry and I still have a hard time accepting how my life is going. Together with seeing how humans exploit other animals and fight against each other for no legitimate reason I got into a mentality where my only goal was it to stay alive and help others until I was allowed to die without having to kill myself.
Today I saw your comic. I saw how you told the story of finding oneself not broken or alone. I already found out that I am not broken or alone but as you see it didn’t help me get rid of my insecurities and negativity.
However, your comic was like someone telling me “Try again. Come on, you’ve got nothing to lose.”
I can’t understand a lot of things.
But it doesn’t matter because I don’t need to understand these things as long as I am happy. I shouldn’t let myself be occupied by the thought that there are things in this world I have no control over. I should focus on how I can make this planet a nice place for the creatures living on it.
And I will try this again, I promise.
So thank you for giving me the will to enjoy what I have. May your beautiful art never stop inspiring people to become a kind and happy version of themselves.