Being demisexual means I don't purse sex the way I'm "supposed" to, but sometimes desire it when I'm not "supposed" to. For a long time, I was ashamed of both of these things.
It’s not that I think dichotomies like “asexual”/“allosexual” and “voluntary celibate”/“involuntary celibate” are meaningless. But I find them, at best, an awkward fit for my own experience.
My friends are buying houses, getting married, and having children. Do they still have any room in their lives for someone like me?
Of the many labels out there, how many would I claim as my “identity”?
The ace community is commonly divided into those who experience romantic attraction and those who don’t. But what if you're neither?
The thing about being platoniromantic is that, until very recently, there was no vocabulary to describe it.
I respect your right to ship. Please respect my right not to.
The year I spent doing my Master’s in English helped me to build asexual awareness, learn to write about asexuality, and figure out my thoughts on romance.
Whereas many people both within and outside of the ace community distinguish romantic from platonic touch, platoniromantic people see no difference between the two.
This is my first ever submission to Carnival of Aces, the current theme of which is “Many Ways to be Ace”.