Sex became the forbidden fruit I couldn’t have - not until I was far away from my parents’ watchful eyes at least - but could only seek pleasure in thinking of. In my head, I imagined a hypersexual alter ego of myself, who would appear the day I moved out and could finally live as their true self. I did move out, I did begin to live the way I wanted to, except that this imaginary persona never revealed herself. She didn’t really exist.
To begin with, both demi and graysexual people under the umbrella term asexual. To put it plainly, people who identify as demisexual are people who may feel sexual attraction after a strong romantic bond is formed.
I felt my gaze shift from her eyes to the freckles on her nose and cheeks and then to her lips. Her lips. I just wanted to hold her and kiss her at that moment. As someone who identifies as an asexual this was something very new and confusing. It was so intense and overwhelming.
Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction and aromantisim is the lack of romantic attraction. Both are a spectrum and hence also act as umbrella terms for demisexual, graysexual and demiromantic, grayromantic respectively.
You wonder about the crush that you had on that boy when you were thirteen years old. Did you actually have feelings for him or did you like him because you had to? What about all those celebrities you were attracted to? Did you just pretend to like them because everyone else did? You wonder if you can even have a crush anymore.
There exists a dichotomy between asexuality and aromanticism; the common misconception is that the two terms are mutually inclusive.
The courage and achievements turn such individuals, like Harvey Milk, into role models who constantly inspire countless queers to keep fighting for their rights.
Love, to me, is being comfortable with another person and not having to be someone else.
This is a fundraising event. All proceeds from the event go towards Indian Aces, the Indian Asexual collective, who have been selected to present their workshop A/Sexuality 101 at the University of London at the Queer Asia conference in June.
The workshop serves as an excellent tool to understand Sexuality as a complex amalgamation of human traits as against the uni-dimensional model often portrayed.
Many people still don’t know that asexuality exists, so awareness is a problem.
How Asexuals Live
People who have asexual umbrella identities have a variety of attitudes towards sexual behavior. Many aces choose not to have sex, but some asexuals do, …
In this series, I give an introduction to asexuality, asexual perspectives, and problems that asexuals face.