The Confessions of a RL Asexual

imreallybad:

bisexual people passing as straight when they’re in a straight relationship is not “passing privilege.” it’s erasure. it’s assimilation.

that’s like saying that femme lesbians have privilege over butch lesbians. invisibility might keep people safer on a micro-level which is…

This is also accurate for many forms of asexuality.

beranyth:

heisenfox:

If you’re not watching Sirens on Thursday nights at 10pm on USA, then you’re missing out. Not only is it one of the funniest shows out there right now — being that it’s co-created and executive produced by Denis Leary — but it’s also highly inclusive.

It centers on a team of Chicago EMTs, and focuses on the odd partnership of three men, Brian, who is the new guy, Johnny, a guy with a slow developing emotional range, and Hank, an African-American homosexual who defies all stereotypes the rest of popular media inflicts upon gay men. Their team is fleshed out in Cash, Voodoo, and Stats. And last night’s episode showed that Voodoo is asexual.

It took Brian from confusion and denial, to attempts to understand, and eventually wrapped it all around in a bow of acceptance. Brian went from the ideology that asexuals “just haven’t had proper sex,” to wanting to understand what asexual means — and failing — and finally all the way to realizing that sex isn’t what defines relationships, and that just being around Voodoo is enough for him.

Do yourselves a favor, and catch up on the episodes, and start tuning in Thursdays at 10.

Not a fan of the “asexual = celibate” bit but holy shit a canon asexual female character???? ?  ??  ?????  !!????

Also it looks like they’re not confusing asexual and aromantic

Also not expecting the asexual character to be the one “compromising” in the relationship

Also from the looks of it having the allosexual person do research before coming at the asexual person with plant jokes and misconceptions (despite the one above sigh) and not putting the burden of validating asexuality as legitimate on the asexual person

I don’t watch much tv or know anything about this show but even a single canonically asexual female character is such a huge deal holy shit

captainoflifeandlemons:

simonjadis:

a superhero duo

one aromantic and the other asexual

Arrow and Ace

"Something queer’s afoot."

"Yeah, that’d be us."

*muffled snickering*

What cis gay liberals say: GLBT
What cis gay liberals mean: Gay, Lesbian, Bi's maybe, That's all
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And, apparently, asexuals don't exist at all.

twhiddlingthumbs:

Since us pansexuals, bisexuals, and asexuals “don’t exist,” we are able to walk through other planes and worlds of non-existence. This is why so very few of us can be found during winter and summer break; we are likely taking summer classes at Hogwarts or vacationing in Isengard-gard-gard.

jaclcfrost:

going to college is great

getting married is great

having children is great

but implying that there’s something wrong with people who don’t want to do those things and that they’ll never feel fulfilled in life if they never do those things is not great

elfdads:

more asexual characters with romantic love interests
more romantic asexual characters without love interests

  1. more aromantic asexual characters
  • more asexual characters with their orientation not being their defining characteristic

more asexual characters
MORE ASEXUAL CHARACTERS
PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MORE ASEXUAL CHARACTERS

acesecrets:

I go to a school of about 400 people and I know 4 students, including myself, who are asexual. Never forget that 1% of the population is ace; you are not alone <3

bigbardafree:

there’s 15 year olds on this website who already know they’re asexual that is incredible just incredible when I was 15 all I knew was that I was broken and that something was clearly wrong with me. say what you want about tumblr but I think we can agree that spreading knowledge about alternative sexualities is something done really well here and to the benefit of so many.

e-owi:

'Pancake' should be a term that refers to panromantic asexuals. I need this to happen.