why is it that whenever i tell someone that i’m asexual the first thing they say is, “well if you’ve never been with someone how do you know? you should go out and try.”
i’m really tired of this.
People are like that with anything that falls out of the norm, and even when you play into their spectations or just had because life is a journey, they trap you all the same.
How can you be ace when you haven’t been with somebody? How can you be ace when you have been with somebody?
I have a sexuality question for tumblr! In my psych class, we were learning about sexual disorders and the prof mentioned hypoactive sexual desire disorder and female sexual interest disorder, both of which have “little or no sex drive” as the major symptom. A girl asked if this…
In addition to chronicallyace’s reply, which is a good one, I’ll add that there have been some academic papers about this issue as well - in case you want to approach this issue from an academic point of view.
asexual explorations is a good website with overviews of published ace related research, in case you don’t want to wade through biology papers on asexual reproduction on your academic search engine of choice. It mentions one article on this subject in particular (Hinderliter, Andrew C. (2013). How is asexuality different from hypoactive sexual desire disorder? Psychology and Sexuality, 4. 167-178.). Hinderliter himself is asexual, so he knows his stuff :)
"average person thinks 3 asexuals are boring a year" factoid actualy just statistical error. average person thinks 0 asexuals are boring per year. Georg S. Moffat, who lives in cave & thinks over 10,000 asexuals are boring each day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted
Best lesson from a Disney movie
This is an underrated movie
This is a grossly underrated movie.
Can I take a minute to rant? Good. Cuz I’m gonna.
I FLOVE this movie. And I HATE all the stupid hatred it gets. For a long time the buzz was “finally a black princess yay!” and now everyone is like “Fuck this movie, first black princess and she spends the whole movie a frog.”
You know what? Fuck that. Because Ariel spent a good majority of the movie not talking. Mulan spent the majority of the move pretending to be a man. Aurora and Snow White? Asleep (Hardly in the movie at all). They’re all just plot devices, not designed to take away from the traits of the women.
And you know what else? Unlike some of the other princesses, Tiana is in control of her destiny every step of the way. When she turns into the frog does she lose hope and need rescuing? Hell naw. She busts Naveen over the head and gets the job done. She is consistently responsible and capable even after having her dreams crushed and turning into a freaking frog.
So don’t tell me that Tiana is “less than” just because she gets turned into a frog. She’s still one of the most hardworking, badass, and capable chicks in animated history and I love her like crazy cakes.
I was going to buy Divergent and then I saw this review
this is so accurate tho
my headcanon is that the strexcorp logo is this S thing
because apparently kids from literally fucking everywhere draw it on all of their stuff without knowing where it’s from.
and that would be really cool; Strexcorp having people mindlessly labeling things and spreading them around effortlessly
STREXCORP: IT IS EVERYTHING
Finished my Asexuality-Awareness bracelet! :)
Just an idea. Reblog if you’re asexual/ace spectrum, then go check out other people who have reblogged this. Send them an ask, follow if you like them. Make connections. Build community. This will help strengthen many asexual blogs so that when the revolution occurs we can rise up and claim what’s rightfully ours.