In this thread, I'd like to talk about a poem by the earliest known female writer in vernacular, Marie de France. Marie was most probably a member of the French nobility who travelled between France and England in the second half of the 12th century. Her poems, which she sang, were called "lays" and proved extremely popular in England.
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And being close to your partner. For me, love is expressed through closeness and kindness and just holding someone close. I can love someone deeply without having sex with them and still call it a partnership. Physical affection, emotional closeness, intellectual connections, joint interests, all of these tie into love, not just sex.
So why are Asexuals viewed as “broken”? Why can’t we have love too?
We are not broken. And we can love someone fully without sex, a deep love
I wish there were more Aces in my area. I know they’re out there, but most of the time we just feel broken and it’s our fault in relationships where we don’t want to have sex. I wish there was more understanding around this.
Sex is so intertwined with love, most Aces feel alone and unloved. Can’t have sex, then you’re unable to love. Which is so far from the truth.
Sex does not equal love. Sex is an expression of love, just like being affectionate
We’re not cis hetero people invading the LGBTQ+ community. We are a valid orientation that deserves representation.
Asexuals don’t experience sexual attraction. Some aces avoid sex all together. Some aces are sex positive and will have it. But we still do not experience sexual attraction, which makes us a valid sexual orientation.
It feels weird being asexual, like I don’t belong anywhere. The lGBTQ+ community sometimes shuns is saying we’re just straight, cis people who don’t have sex.
But I’ve heard from fellow aces about corrective rape to fix their asexuality. I’ve heard from fellow aces about “giving in” to non-ace partners and having sex when they don’t want to.
Asexuality should be a part of the LGBTQ+ community as we are a sexual orientation and need a community. We aren’t broken.
How do you perceive your pain? Inquiry about chronic or non-chronic pain
@maloki My wife has Fibromyalgia. She’s in constant pain. I have no clue how she manages her job and everything. But I sympathize. It takes so much strength
@jusdepatate I don’t see it as bullshitting all men. I see it as equalizing respect
@jusdepatate I am a man
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I always tweet this to Trump and his MAGA followers. I’m hoping some of them get the message, but most likely not. Gordon Ramsay always says it best https://mastodon.social/media/YV5jzfwxisqmTVN0pKs
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