I’m literally crying rn
So, my friend came to visit me and we were just chatting when he saw my tumblr so we started talking about it. The MAP and NOMAP thing came up and he said “I think you’re one of those”. I got so nervous I couldn’t look him in the eye then he was like “but nobody chooses who they are attracted to you know. pedophiles don’t choose to be pedophiles, they choose their actions towards that attraction” and OMGGGG I feel so much better. Also, we talked about how trying to prohibit people to ship fictional characters isn’t going to do any help because that’s the ONLY way these people have to fulfull their desires without doing harm to children. Otherwise we’ll just have a bunch of frustrated people. Imagine knowing you’ll have to live your life without ever fulfilling that desire because you’d never want to traumatize someone. Actual child abusers aren’t on tumblr looking at rickmorty fanart, they are preying on actual children. We are just trying to cope and feel good not hurting others.
Antis telling us to die or hide in a cave isn’t helping. MAPs will always exist so let’s try and help maybe(?)
So uhm yeah, I’m really happy I have friends who support me and know I’m not a monster irl :)