Captain LeBubbles wrote:Wow. I. Wow.
I've known I was asexual for almost five years now (since I learned it was an option) and this is the first time I've actually felt like I was normal for it.
The article on asexuality might as well have been taken from my own brain.
That is exactly how I felt when I stumbled on the demisexuality article (it was at least a year ago).
We're not abnormal. We're just different. And other people are different, too.
I think the world might be a nicer place if everyone realized that, but that's just preachin' to the choir in this environment.
This is probably one of the more readily accepting environments, but yeah. I've always figured that asexuality is just another type of sexuality, as normal as any other one (if you want to use a word like "normal" - I kinda don't care for it). I'm sure that with what seems like less educational information out there on it, it may be even harder to recognize in one's self. "Demisexual" does seem like a valuable term. What might seem like grey areas to some are valid and require expression. Thank you for introducing me to that term.
In general, I'm a big fan of Lisa's "screw labels" mentality. While I haven't had any struggles with a sexual identity (I could potentially be described as hetero, having only ever been with my husband, but I know that I am physically attracted to women as well)
, I have had struggles with a religious identity, and "coming out" as an atheist twelve years ago caused a rift between me and my mother that has only really started to heal over the last six months. I don't judge people for what they believe or what they're attracted to. I'll only judge someone for being a jerk.
We're all just people. The rest just seems like fine print.
Also, SQUEE, cute Lisa!
But man, I wonder where exactly this flashback is going...