Hey guys, I'm not dead, lol! Here's a little comic as a sign of life xDDD Sorry for not submitting for so long but my new full time job is very exhausting '''OTL Still need time to adapt to it x___x
But I promise I'll try to be more active from now on, still have so many ideas that need to be drawn!
As for the comic itself, here's a little description: I hate that attitude some people have: they have the urge to put you into a category, either you're straight or gay/lesbian or bi, because anything else 'does not exist'. It's funny how people want to negate something just because they don't understand it. Besides, not having a girlfriend/boyfriend does not mean you're searching for one, even if you're not asexual. xD PS: I'm talking about people who really are asexual, not kids who pretend to be one just because it's "trendy" or whatever. xD Oh and 1% of the population are asexual, if you think about that, that's a lot of people!
EDIT: I know that asexual must not automatically mean aromantic and that asexual people can still want a romantic relationship. But let's face reality: how big is the chance to find a partner who will tolerate this (or who's also asexual)?...
A lot of people think Bi is just an excuse too. Like if they date same-sex "they were really in the closet that whole time." And if they date opposite sex "they were just going through a phase." Like you said, it's mostly because people don't understand it and are too stubborn or lazy to try.
I remember when I didn't understand Transexuals. My friend was trying to explain them to me. Oh god, I am so sorry to every last one of them. Me: "So, they're people who can't afford a sex-change?" Friend: "Well, sometimes yeah, but that's not the point!"
And, dude, I grew up with insanely religious parents and the first thing I ever said online was bashing people for shipping Roxas and Axel. I used 'gay' as an insult and went over how they can't possibly be more then friends. I sincerely apologize if anyone ever read that, I can't find the form again but Axel is obviously in love with Roxas.
At least I learned, though, and was completely open-minded in the end. Some people, though, I feel sorry for them sometimes.
A friend of mine thought I was asexual for a while. I actually just hit puberty pretty late. When it finally ended and I showed interest in the opposite sex, I think she was the happiest person around.
I was everyone's object for gossip because they all wanted to put me in a romantic relationship, but they don't understand that I don't like people that way! I want to be best friends with everyone! Not start eating someone's face! (which is what everyone else wishes upon me...) I'm in that 1%... for sure. I really can't imagine myself ever wanting to date.
MenollySagittaria : This is true. While some will engage in intercourse, it's not fulfilling to them as it is to the partner. It's a function of being human. There are other Aces, like myself who would prefer not to have sex at all and are open to having an open relationship to allow the partner to satisfy the natural urges with another if he/she so chooses.
Sexual orientation does not mean wanting sex. It simply means attraction on a physical and emotional level. Sex drive is a biological tool that many take for granted now and is often misinterpreted to be tied directly to an orientation, though it is not.
I have a pan-sexual friend, a transgender friend, an asexual friend, a lesbian friend, and a gay friend. I respect all of them and even joke around about their sexuality as they do about me being strait sometimes. I even make jokes about what would happen if I were a lesbian. I don't see why people don't get the idea of asexuality
Haha! Luv this. Some people just can't comprehend the fact that maybe you don't want a relationship. (I like the color style, btw!)
When I talk to my friends about being single for life they can't help but give me a list of numbers and percentages of people who are single because they WANT to be and I'm just sittin' there like... "...GUYS...Maybe I AM in that 2%...." 9___9
Can I ask something? Maybe i'm being a jackass, but I really do feel like this needs to be asked.
The friends that this character represents, have you told them what Asexual means? I mean actually and expressly TOLD them what it MEANS. Because otherwise I fail see how calling them 'stupid' is justified when all you're doing (from their perspective) is throwing this word at them...
I have no issue with any sexuality, but if this comic is an accurate telling of how conversations with your friends go, then, to be perfectly honest, this just comes off as you demonising them fro being nice and not knowing any better.
The person who I consider my best friend is Transexual, and he told me (and his other friends) what it means as soon as he told them that he was Transexual, and that has meant that we don't ask stupid questions.
If you have told them, that's fine, you are in the right and I apologise for being accusing If you haven't, then why the hell not, and how the hell is it their fault that they don't know what you're talking about?
Sorry if I came off as rude, and I'm sorry that people are so ignorant and unaccepting of anything that they consider 'out of the ordinary', but then I'm also sorry that people are often made out like they are homophobic, transphobic, aphobic simply because of not knowing any bettter and when, strictly speaking, haven't done anything wrong
I'm straight but I have hardly ever been in a relationship. And my parents stress so much over it! I mean, I wouldn't even be stressed the least if it wasn't for them (and my friends). My parents have asked me countless times if I'm gay and reassure me that it's okay with them if I am! One of these days I'm seriously just gonna say yes, and then they will be real surprised when I get a boyfriend in the future! ;D My friends think I'm weird too, but I feel so "normal"! I don't feel like anything is wrong with me at all and I have a great life!
Well, a lot of people still don't even accept the fact some people are bisexual. It's gay or straight, nothing between for them. And some still believe being gay is a choice and it can change with time, or with good partner. I mean... wtf.
yeah i am so sick of people who forget about asexuality and pansexuality like seriously, they are there, and they both DO exist, they arent just the person's figment of imagination, nor is pansexuality the same as bisexuality.
I actually am asexual Sex to me is just... ugh. gross. I am romantic. I just dont really like the idea of sex. just seems meaningless to me. The only good that comes from it is reproducin so the human race doesn't die out & now adays, I think it should all be limited. I mean, the 16 year olds gettin prego, some people can't afford bein a parent, some aren't responsible enough to be parents, & some are abusive. >x<
haha thank you for agreein That's true, it is over populated. That's exactly what I tell my mum and dad!! But they never seem to believe me when I say that I never really wanna have any kids of my own. The process to make the child is to tedious & overdone as well as just..... bleh.
I'm asexual and aromantic! WOOO!! My life is good (': I mean, sure, I'm "forever alone," but I don't have to worry about relationships which seem WAYYY harder than having to be alone. Besides...I love cats... But more importantly, I prefer a solitary lifestyle with not too many human interactions...hahah Anyway, thank you because I love this!
Im 18 years old and im Asexual all my friends act the same way as this, but I just don't have the feelings they have,I wish I wasn't bc I want to be a normal teen but Im just not I geuss,my whole life Ive been this way ,and since most ppl say your teen years are your most umm "Romantic" I guess im stuck. :c
I am asexual and bi-romantic, and I JUST came out to the majority of my close friends. It was weird, and the younger ones (I have a bunch of people from varying ages in a sort of close club kind of thing) thought it was weird and that I was just joking. Since I am also bi-romantic and was in a relationship with a girl before, they just think I'm being ridiculous or randomly jumping around with everyone. Heh, it's hard when you've got two not usual things in your orientation pocket. At least my best friends totally understand.