grey-asexual

joke-boy  asked:

Your profile picture is anti Semitic and disgusting and you should be ashamed

Why hello there, 
I’m going to give you a little bit of a history lesson about triangles! During the second world war, upside-down pink triangles were used to identify gay men and women in concentration camps. However, during the 60′s and later people started reclaiming the symbol and even today is used commonly as a safe space symbol. 
However, AVEN’s logo was not designed with that in mind. The AVEN Triangle is the symbol of AVEN and is also widely regarded as the symbol of asexuality.The top line represents the Kinsey scale, the left being homosexual, the right being heterosexual and the third dimension, leading to the bottom point of the triangle, represents sexual attraction. Asexuals lie in the bottom regions of the triangle, which is why you might see the two-toned triangle having only the bottom corner black. AVEN chooses to display the triangle as a gradient, which allows room for demisexuals and grey-asexuals. It signifies that there really is no clear-cut black-and-white; it is a continuum. 

Because of this, AVEN’s triangle was designed to be a very all-encompassing logo for the asexual community and its spectrum. Linking to nazism or antisemitism is purely on the eye of the beholder since even with the history behind the AVEN triangle shows that it is not, in any way, connected to it. 

CosineTheCat
Social Media Researcher

realizing you’re on the ace spectrum like

“I’d hit that.” “You… you don’t even know them though??”

“Oh come on, everyone has a list of celebrities they’d totally have sex with if they had a chance.” “Haha yeah ok” *internally* what

"Ya so like for the past few years I’ve felt zero attraction to people I wasn’t friends with first?? Lol what’s up with that”

Why did you have to have sex with them?? Couldn’t you just hold it?? Like pee??

“You’ll meet someone who makes you feel like that someday, don’t worry” “……sounds fake but ok”

“Sex is an important part of a relationship! Everyone has sexual needs!” “….sounds fake but ok”

“Dude that girl is so hot” “I know right?? Look at her fucking eyeliner. Goals. The fuck.” “No I meant like… look at that ass” “Are we looking at the same person are you really focussing on her ass look at how visually appealing her outfit is and dont you dare fuckin tell me that eyeliner isnt fierce as hell

“Aesthetic attraction and sexual attraction are two different things” *puzzle pieces vERY RAPIDLY FALLING INTO PLACE*

*staring at the ceiling at two-thirty in the morning* i could die a virgin and i would regret absolutely nothing

“What’s your ideal girl like?” “Uh… my best friend?” “Oh cute, you want your girlfriend to be the one who knows you best!” “No I meant I am literally only attracted to my best friend she is my ideal girl please help I am dying”

“We’ve been dating for six months and we still haven’t had sex!!” “Have you marathoned Star Wars together yet?” “Yeah we did that like two weeks ago” “Well what more do you want

*thinking about an attractive woman* *dissecting my entire personality and sexuality to figure out why I’m attracted to her this time* is it the muscles. Oh my god is this a sex thing. Oh my god what the hell is this. Oh my god what the fuck is the wtf the fuck the fUCK

*Next day* Zarya could punch me in the face while eating me out and I’d let her but only because she’s a fictional character and therefore could literally never do that

*writing fanfic* ONLY CLOSE FRIENDS HAVE SEX BC ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE MAKES SENSE TO ME

(why is that tho. maybe i should look into that *doesnt look into it*)

“What do you find most attractive in a girl?” “Gotta love those strong emotional bonds” “No I meant like what’s a turn-on for you?” “DID I McFUCKING STUTTER”

*staring at the ceiling at two-thirty in the morning again* sexual attraction should be added to the cryptid wikia

“Yeah sex sounds like a great stress reliever and a nice way to strengthen the bonds between you and your partner(s)” “Well there’s more to it than that…” *The Arctic Monkey’s Do I Wanna Know starts playing in my head* “Haha ok buddy”

"There’s more to being ace than just not being interested in having sex or not feeling sexual attraction. In fact there’s a whole spectrum. You may even feel sexual attraction sometimes but still be ace. You can also be gay and ace at the same time.” “…bro.” “Also it’s totally normal.” *sobbing* “…bro. Bro there are words for it there’s an entire list oh my god-”

“-finally.”

It's Okay To Be A-Spec

♠️ being a-spec doesn’t make you Straight

♠️ being a-spec doesn’t make you homophobic

♠️ being a-spec doesn’t dehumanize you

♠️ being a-spec doesn’t sexualize or romanticize everyone else around you

♠️ using microlabels doesn’t make you a “special snowflake” or mean you’re “trying to be oppressed”

♠️ it’s okay to be a-spec, cisgender and het attracted

♠️ it’s okay to head canon characters as a-specs, including minors and characters of color

♠️ it’s okay to be neurodivergent, mentally ill, and/or a trauma survivor + a-spec, you aren’t any less of an a-spec for it

♠️ demi- and grey- a-specs are real and valid

♠️ aceflux and aroflux are real and valid

♠️ arospike and acespike are real and valid

♠️ it’s okay to be a-spec and questioning

♠️ it’s okay to be romance and/or sex repulsed, and being so doesn’t make you homophobic

♠️ it’s okay if you’re a minor and a-spec, you’re never too young to know

♠️ it’s okay if you’re an adult and a-spec, you’re never too old to know

♠️ it’s okay if one day you are no longer a-spec, either because of mislabeling or because sexuality is fluid and can change over time, it doesn’t make your time as an a-spec any less valid

♠️ it’s okay to be proud of being a-spec

♠️ being a-spec isn’t TMI or gross

and last but not least…

♠️ a-specs are wonderful, a-specs are strong, a-specs are marvelous and valid and real and I love each and every single one of you

💚♠️💜

Shoutout to black asexuals!!

Sex repulsed black aces
Sex positive black aces
Sex neutral black aces
Black aces who’ve had sex
Black aces who’re still virgins
Black aces who are out
Black aces who are in the closet
Black aces in their teens
Black aces who are in their twenties on up
Questioning black aces
Black aces who’ve always known they were ace
Demisexual black aces
Grey asexual black aces
Black aromantic asexuals

I hope in 2016 the black community will recognize that we exist! We definitely need more conversations about being black and asexual.

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Made some pride owls~


From top to bottom:

Asexual flag, Aromantic flag

Grey asexual flag, Grey aromantic flag

Bi flag, Pan flag

Rainbow flag, Lesbian flag

Poly flag, Intersex flag


Some of the flag colours were a bit difficult to mix, but I feel like they all turned out pretty well, and I hope people will think so too.

People are free to use them as icons.


Here’s the second batch and some more here


They can be found on my Redbubble

How to explain your sexual/romantic orientation via euphemisms #2: Book Lovers
  • Hetero: I like reading books that I can't relate to.
  • Homo: I like reading books that I can relate to.
  • Bi: I like reading books that I can relate to, as well as ones that I can't.
  • Pan: I like reading books regardless of my ability to relate to them.
  • Demi: I like reading books that I have good childhood memories with. Sometimes I might read other books for fun or to pass the time.
  • Aro/Ace: Books don't interest me that much, but I might read them for fun anyway if I ever feel like reading one or just to pass the time.
  • Gray-a: Most of the time I'm not interested, but every once in a while I'll find a book that will interest me.