Wow, I’ve been seeing a bit of hate in the asexual and asexuality tags.
I just wanted to tell you all:
I love you all. You are beautiful and wonderful human beings. You are worth it. Don’t listen to those who tell you otherwise. You deserve love (if that’s what you are looking for) and friendship and respect. Know that you are strong and you have people who care for you.
You might not be able to see us, and sometimes it feels like we’re really far away. But we are here to help you however we can.
Crocheting, Cake, and Queerness: On Asexuality
By Elise Nagy
Lately I’ve been thinking about how much I’d like to be able to join a club for asexuals. I know that might sound a little odd. You might wonder what we’d do besides crochet and eat cake (both admirable activities).
If you know nothing about asexuality, it’s probably impossible to understand why asexual people sometimes feel a sense of belonging in queer communities, and why they don’t necessarily fit comfortably in the heteronormative “boy meets girl, they bang, eventually they settle down and get married and wear chinos and have babies” story. A lot of asexual people seem to exist between these two circles, never quite welcomed or understood in either.
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Help me complete this list and add descriptions!
Because there is a high variety of genderbeings and sexes out there and I’d love to learn about them all. Also, please call me out if I get anything wrong. Feel free to send me asks, reblog and add or elsehow help me find out more.
/e1: Thanks a lot to menfenced for the hints and suggestions! I had some problems with the phrasing myself, so thanks for working it out for me. :-)
- [Cisgender] A person whose gender identity matches the gender they were assigned at birth. The opposite of [Trangender].
- [Transgender] A person whose sexual identity strays from the sex they were assigned with at birth, either because they identify as the opposite gender, or because they feel that no specific gender applies to them. Some [Transsexuals] may also identify as both male and female at the same time, or as Third Gender. The opposite of [Cisgender].
- [Trans*] Umbrella term, including a lot of varieties and gender identities, e.g. transgender (but not exclusively).
- [Genderqueer] People who identify as anything other than male or female. [Under the trans* umbrella]
- [Intersexual] A person whose physiology, anatomy, or genes don’t match up with either expected sets of traits for males and females. [Under the trans* umbrella]
- [Gender fluid] A person who may identify as different genders at different times. [Under the trans* umbrella]
- People may also identify as Pangender, Bigender, Third gender, etc. [Under the trans* umbrella]
- [Heterosexual] A person who is sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex: Males to females and females to males.
- [Bisexual] A person who is sexually attracted to both males and females, mostly men and women.
- [Homosexual] A person who identifies as one gender and is attracted to the opposite gender.
- [Pansexual] also [Omnisexual] A person who feels sexually, romantically or emotionally attracted to members of all genders and sexes. Sometimes referred to as [genderblind], asserting that sex and gender are not relevant when it comes to attraction.
- [Asexual] A person who lacks sexual interest or involvement. Involves various stages; some asexuals are fine with certain parts of romantic or sexual intercourse, e.g. kissing or cuddling; others lack interest in anything of the sort. Opposed to [Aromantics], Asexuals can still be romantically attracted to someone and identify as either hetero-, homo-, bi- or panromantic.
- [Gray Asexual] An Asexual who may very rarely feel sexually attracted to someone.
- [Sociosexual] A person who is happy with sexual intercourse outside of a relationship. Can also be found in [polyamorous] relationships.
- [Demi-Sexual] People who only feel attraction towards those they have formed a strong emotional bond with.
The prefix “allo” means “other”. Ok, that makes sense, but does this include graysexuals or just people who “normally” experience sexual attraction? I would think it would include greys, but then what would be discrimination against greys? It couldn’t be called allosexism even though most people…
this person is ridiculous. it takes a very small brain, to think their experience of the world is in any way more valid, more real, more healthy, than any of ours. and there are lots of us. but if there was just one ase, a single demi in the world, nobody could erase them. they can’t erase you.…
FACT: All asexuals are secretly Time Lords who somehow escaped the Time War
FACT: Demi-sexuals are actually all natural-born dragon riders, simply looking for their dragon.
I’m looking for more people to follow who post about ace, demi and/or gray-ace stuff.
Please like or reblog this post to let me know that you post about these things!