LGBTQ* Expression Through Photography and Coming Out Stories
“Ace” Scout’s Honor
(Text from Ace Of Butterflies)
My Coming Out Story
I’m asexual. And I’m perfectly OK. I’m healthy. And I’m sane. And I live a happy life. Yet there is a problem with being asexual: As asexuality is known only poorly, it is often misunderstood and very often misjudged. And it is so diverse, so different from person to person, so wide and so fluid (just as any other sexual orientation) that taking a single testimonial (even if I’d love to give mine!) as a definition would lead to a constrained generalization.
So, yes, I will tell you how I have experienced asexuality.
-Let me say that I am asexual because of three main reasons:
1) I am not heterosexual
2) I am not homosexual
3) I am not bisexual
I am 4) Asexual. Asexuality is a sexual orientation… that defines the lack of sexual attraction (although I don’t feel I «lack» anything).
I do, however, have a romantic orientation: I’m hetero-romantic… asexual. I fall in love with men, but I have never, ever, experienced any kind of sexual attraction (the desire to engage in sexual activity) to men. Nor to women. Nor to both. This doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy sex, or that I despise it. I just have never felt the need for it. And that is OK.
(for the full story, click HERE)
(by Deviant Artist: CaptainEvie)