Asexual Awareness Week Fandom Challenge
Day Two: A female character you see as asexual
Tindwyl is asexual. Don’t try to deny it. She’s not, I think, particularly sex-averse, but quite sex-neutral. After her experiences in the Lord Ruler’s breeding programs, she’s tired of sex and wants nothing more to do with it–but she entered the program voluntarily because her hesitance to sleeping with someone and carrying their child was no match for her desire to keep feruchemy alive.
And that’s the thing. For Tindwyl, sex is just an act. Reproduction. Rebellion. So long as consent is given, sex is not necessarily a bad thing, though she doesn’t understand why for some people the only purpose of sex is pleasure.
She knows one thing. Sex is not love.
And that is where the disconnect happens. Tindwyl studies history and biographies. She is well aware that, for many people, sex and love are intertwined–that sometimes sex is even considered more important or more desirable than romantic love.
But not for Tindwyl. For her, sex and love are entirely separate. They may coincide or they may not. Neither is a prerequisite for the other, nor a necessary result. She suffered the breeding program–and was proud to do so–and is quite happy to restrict any and all future relationships to pure romance.