how do you think ethan would react to his partner, who is slightly awkward with showing affection, one day actually initiates affection first to him?? (like, hugs him and kisses his cheek while he's editing or something? b/c i'm awkward with that kind of stuff and i get embarrassed about it...) thank you. i appreciate all that you do!!
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- Ethan would always be the one to start the affection train, as you were an awkward bean who couldn’t start anything by yourself
- So to say that he was a little bit shocked when you showed him affection first would be a major understatement
- He had been editing his latest video for the past few hours without a break and you thought he was working too hard
- You decided to go into the room, looking over and hugging him from behind his chair. You kissed his cheek with a smile, him blushing hard. “Come take a break, you need it.”
- He turns around and nods, completely flustered as he took your hand and guided him to the couch, where you snuggled up under him
- He’d be speechless because you never initiate affection first, but he didn’t care as he was just happy to see you slowly doing so
- The two of you would then sit on the couch for a while before he eventually return to finish editing, but you didn’t let him lean with a long kiss beforehand
Asexuality is OFFICIALLY not a disorder, according to the APA.
The images above are from the DSM-5, which is the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM-5 is a really important book. It is used by doctors and mental health care providers around the world to diagnose mental disorders.
The DSM-5 explicitly and clearly recognizes asexuality, and says that if a person is asexual, that they should not be diagnosed with Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder or Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder.
This book says that you are valid, your feelings are real, and that you do not have a disorder because you feel this way.
Anyone who claims otherwise is wrong.
They do not know what they are talking about. You can point them at this book as proof that they are wrong.
On page 434, in the section on Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder (302.72), at the end of the “Diagnostic Features”, it reads:
If a lifelong lack of sexual desire is better explained by one’s self-identification as “asexual”, then a diagnosis of female sexual interest/arousal disorder would not be made.
On page 443, in the section on Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (302.71), at the end of the “Differential Diagnosis”, it reads:
If the man’s low desire is explained by self-identification as an asexual, then a diagnosis of male hypoactive sexual desire disorder is not made.
… she was only pure thing in my life and in my life I neglected her since she was only a girl and I wanted so much to give you a son but now I am so proud of her. Fiercely proud! She is so clever and though she is like me in so many ways, she is not intemperate as I was. You must be proud of her too, Henry?