Do you know if there are many aces who don't identify with a romantic orientation? Like, technically I'm aroace, and I'm okay with being described as aromantic in a general sense, but I don't feel like my sexual and romantic orientations are separate things and referring to them as such feels kinda reductive and doesn't describe my experience at all. I really like just IDing as asexual but I feel like the SAM has a tendency to get pushed onto non-split attracted people. Do you have any thoughts?
There are a ton of people who don’t use SAM. No one has to double up on labels if they don’t want. Just use asexual if you like it most. I do think you should be mindful when speaking to others since if you just say asexual they might not fully understand the details of specifically you, and it’s important not to speak for others. But with the use of I statements my thoughts are label however you please. I personally both use SAM and don’t use it.