This week was Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week. In honor of this week, I’ve asked people to send me questions about aromanticism. Some of the questions are about aromanticism in general, and some are specifically about me. How do you define romantic attraction and know you don’t experience it? I have a definition to what… Continue reading Questions I Was Asked About Aromanticism
In honor of Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week, I decided to try answering one of the questions that I’m asked, sometimes, directly or indirectly, about my aromanticism: If I want a relationship (one or more) that is so similar to romantic relationships, why does my aromanticism matter so much, and why referring to my partner as… Continue reading How Does Being Aromantic Affects My Relationships?
Trigger Warning: arophobia. Lately, I have been very busy with preparations for Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week (February 18-24). Last year, I waited for this week impatiently. I assumed it won’t raise as much awareness as Asexual Awareness Week did, but I hoped that some important will acknowledge it. Ultimately, what happened, from my perspective,… Continue reading Why is Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Important to Me
I rarely write poems and I tend not to publish those I write, but I’ve published this one recently elsewhere, and I decided to publish it here as well. It’s important to me to explain what it was written about. When I wrote it, I was thinking about frustrations I experience as an aromantic person… Continue reading Just as Much (Platonic Partners)
Therefore, and without the glass ceiling that accompanies the assumption that a romantic relationship is necessarily stronger and more meaningful than the other ones, why is it assumed that aromantic people, no matter if they want a romantic relationship or one that parallels that, is a cold robot who can’t feel love?
This week is the asexual awareness week, and I’ve wanted to use this opportunity to vent some of my anger and to explain things. Asexuality doesn’t have to be 0% attraction, there is much more than that. Some people do have sex, some are uninterested and some are sex repulsed. There’re varying levels and different kinds, and it isn’t black and white. There’re much more shades, even when they’re invisible.
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