Anonymous said: Is there any asexual blogs on tumblr where you can meet other asexuals? Like the other 'fuckyeahlesbians' and stuff?

The only one I really know of specifically geared toward meeting people is Ace Seeking X (x), and that one hasn’t seemed to be active since January, so I don’t know what’s up.

If anyone knows of any tumblrs that are kind of similar, please toss them my way and I’ll post them on the additional blogs page.

-Griff

@1 year ago with 3 notes
#Anonymous #ask 

Anonymous said: re heteroromantic=straight. That whole debate makes me so uncomfortable, mostly b/c, from my experiences, 90% of the time the people calling heteroromantic aces "straight" are doing so to try and force the label onto them, or force them away from using a label they don't agree with (ex: the whole debate about whether heteroromantic aces count as "queer" or not). (Emphasis on the "my experiences" part, of course; I'm sure other people have seen it happen differently.)

Yeah, I completely agree, I’ve seen the same. That’s why I avoided saying yes or no. I’d really rather leave it up to the individual, for the exact reasons you pointed out.

-Griff

@1 year ago with 6 notes
#Anonymous #ask 

Anonymous said: What's the difference between being sex-repulsed and having erotophobia?

I think the keyword there is ‘phobia’. A phobia is an anxiety disorder and is something that is severely distressing and can be potentially debilitating. I think conflating ‘repulsion/aversion’ with ‘phobia’ is a bit of a problem in language right now, because people forget that a phobia is an actual psychological condition. Nowadays people use it to describe something they simply don’t like or makes them uncomfortable. Which isn’t fair to people who actually suffer from them.

Most sex repulsed individuals do not have such an extreme negative response that would equate it to a phobia. Also, some sex-repulsed might simply be disgusted by the thought of sex where they are concerned, but not care when it’s other people. That being said, it’s possible that some sex-repulsed individuals might be erotophobic.

Browsing some articles brings up a scale, too actually, so if you choose to look at it as a pole on a scale rather than the actual condition, then erotophobia would be one end and erotophilia would be on the other, and sex-repulsed would be in between, but closer toward the former.

-Griff

@1 year ago with 8 notes
#Anonymous #ask 

Anonymous said: I consider myself ace since i'm not sexually attracted to anyone but (and this has been bothering me for a bit) I do get turned on by voices (particularly when singing). it's not directed towards the person with that voice, the sound is just really pleasing and arouses me. although, sometimes I wouldn't be bothered by doing sexual acts with the person who possesses that voice. am I still ace?

Since you say that it’s only to the sound and not the actual person I think you’d still be ace. Arousal and attraction are not the same.

This question has come up before, if I remember correctly, and I think the confusion might come from the fact that noises are a less physical form of stimulus than people would expect to cause arousal.

Having sex is irrelevant to whether you are asexual or not.

It’s up to you if you still feel comfortable as identifying either way, though.

-Griff

@1 year ago with 3 notes
#Anonymous #ask 

magehenry-moved said: I don't know if I'm asexual because I have an attraction to fictional characters (though I've only ever wanted to have sex wih fictional characters, not real people), but I think.. I'm pretty sure the idea of minors having sex triggers me. I don't wanna slap "trigger" on just anything but.. it gives me a tightness in my throat, chest, and stomach, and it's made me even consider suicide a time or two. Is this normal for repulsed aces, or should I talk to someone?

You can be attracted to fictional characters and still be asexual, since that would be more a fantasy than being attracted to an actual person. If you still don’t feel comfortable with identifying as asexual, you could still consider gray asexuality, possibly.

I don’t think your being triggered that way has to do with you being asexual, especially since you say that it’s minors involved that does it. If anything causes you such distress that it has made you consider suicide, I do think that you should speak to someone.

Just make sure that they would understand and accept asexuality as a valid identity and not contribute your distress to your orientation.

-Griff

@1 year ago with 6 notes
#troubleslut-tam #ask 

manipulativeinstincts said: I'd just like to say, I'm very happy I found your blog :) ...oh, and I wasn't aware that's how how flag looks. *points to your icon*

Thank you, I am very glad. c:

The stripes on the flag mean: black stripe = asexuality, gray stripe = gray asexuality and demisexuality, white stripe = nonasexual spectrum/allies, and purple stripe = community, for those who don’t know. c:

-Griff

@1 year ago with 17 notes
#maleficentmun #ask 

Anonymous said: Do I count as straight? I'm a heteroromantic asexual, but as I understand it, straight supposedly only accounts for heterosexuals. I know it's a silly question, but it just popped into my head and I thought I'd ask.

There’s such a debate about this, from what I’ve seen.

I’ve seen people arguing that heteroromantic asexuals aren’t straight, because that erases the ‘asexual’ part of their identity. As well as people who disagree. I know of some homoromantic aces who call themselves gay.

If you want to call yourself straight, then there’s not really a reason why you shouldn’t. Up to you, really, since there’s not really a definitive consensus.

-Griff

Edit:

cupcakemichi said: Answer: Since we choose our identities, you can if you want to, but you don’t have to. (I’m aro/ace, but occasionally just say “pan” because I’m pansensual)

Yeah, basically what I meant, sorry if that wasn’t clear? The reason I added the point about people debating is that I wanted to give them a heads up that there’s the possibility that they’re going to be policed, probably, but that shouldn’t influence what they identify as. Sorry if I gave the impression otherwise or answered poorly. (Don’t hesitate to tell me when I word things wonky, guys.)

-Griff

@1 year ago with 9 notes
#Anonymous #ask 

Anonymous said: Fox News had a discussion about asexuality on one of their shows. Instead of having asexual identified people on the show, they chose to make fun of asexual spectrum people. There is a petition going on at Change. org called "Instead of talking about asexual people, talk to us!" and I was wondering if the followers of this blog could sign it and spread the word because we need as many people as possible to support us.

The post about it is here: (x)

Honestly, I don’t want them to even touch it again, but that’s just me.

-Griff

@1 year ago with 7 notes
#Anonymous #ask 

goadingbrutalism said: do you have that masterpost in a bigger format? I can barely read it, thanks

If you right click the image and select ‘open link in new tab’ it should open the larger file.

-Griff

@1 year ago with 1 note
#gaiabriggs #ask 

Anonymous said: Is it bad to not release sexual energy? Sometimes I have a build up but have no desire to fulfill it. Do you think that could be bad for my health?

I honestly don’t really know for sure. I think it depends. I know of some cases of people who have a libido who have gone their whole lives without doing anything about it without having ill effects on their health, and I know of cases where it has been potentially harmful.

I don’t really know the general idea about it.

I’d recommend checking an actual sex ed blog like this one or something, (x) sorry I can’t be of more help.

-Griff

@2 years ago with 1 note
#Anonymous #ask 

Anonymous said: Is there any asexual blogs on tumblr where you can meet other asexuals? Like the other 'fuckyeahlesbians' and stuff?

The only one I really know of specifically geared toward meeting people is Ace Seeking X (x), and that one hasn’t seemed to be active since January, so I don’t know what’s up.

If anyone knows of any tumblrs that are kind of similar, please toss them my way and I’ll post them on the additional blogs page.

-Griff

1 year ago
#Anonymous #ask 

manipulativeinstincts said: I'd just like to say, I'm very happy I found your blog :) ...oh, and I wasn't aware that's how how flag looks. *points to your icon*

Thank you, I am very glad. c:

The stripes on the flag mean: black stripe = asexuality, gray stripe = gray asexuality and demisexuality, white stripe = nonasexual spectrum/allies, and purple stripe = community, for those who don’t know. c:

-Griff

1 year ago
#maleficentmun #ask 

Anonymous said: re heteroromantic=straight. That whole debate makes me so uncomfortable, mostly b/c, from my experiences, 90% of the time the people calling heteroromantic aces "straight" are doing so to try and force the label onto them, or force them away from using a label they don't agree with (ex: the whole debate about whether heteroromantic aces count as "queer" or not). (Emphasis on the "my experiences" part, of course; I'm sure other people have seen it happen differently.)

Yeah, I completely agree, I’ve seen the same. That’s why I avoided saying yes or no. I’d really rather leave it up to the individual, for the exact reasons you pointed out.

-Griff

1 year ago
#Anonymous #ask 

Anonymous said: Do I count as straight? I'm a heteroromantic asexual, but as I understand it, straight supposedly only accounts for heterosexuals. I know it's a silly question, but it just popped into my head and I thought I'd ask.

There’s such a debate about this, from what I’ve seen.

I’ve seen people arguing that heteroromantic asexuals aren’t straight, because that erases the ‘asexual’ part of their identity. As well as people who disagree. I know of some homoromantic aces who call themselves gay.

If you want to call yourself straight, then there’s not really a reason why you shouldn’t. Up to you, really, since there’s not really a definitive consensus.

-Griff

Edit:

cupcakemichi said: Answer: Since we choose our identities, you can if you want to, but you don’t have to. (I’m aro/ace, but occasionally just say “pan” because I’m pansensual)

Yeah, basically what I meant, sorry if that wasn’t clear? The reason I added the point about people debating is that I wanted to give them a heads up that there’s the possibility that they’re going to be policed, probably, but that shouldn’t influence what they identify as. Sorry if I gave the impression otherwise or answered poorly. (Don’t hesitate to tell me when I word things wonky, guys.)

-Griff

1 year ago
#Anonymous #ask 

Anonymous said: What's the difference between being sex-repulsed and having erotophobia?

I think the keyword there is ‘phobia’. A phobia is an anxiety disorder and is something that is severely distressing and can be potentially debilitating. I think conflating ‘repulsion/aversion’ with ‘phobia’ is a bit of a problem in language right now, because people forget that a phobia is an actual psychological condition. Nowadays people use it to describe something they simply don’t like or makes them uncomfortable. Which isn’t fair to people who actually suffer from them.

Most sex repulsed individuals do not have such an extreme negative response that would equate it to a phobia. Also, some sex-repulsed might simply be disgusted by the thought of sex where they are concerned, but not care when it’s other people. That being said, it’s possible that some sex-repulsed individuals might be erotophobic.

Browsing some articles brings up a scale, too actually, so if you choose to look at it as a pole on a scale rather than the actual condition, then erotophobia would be one end and erotophilia would be on the other, and sex-repulsed would be in between, but closer toward the former.

-Griff

1 year ago
#Anonymous #ask 

Anonymous said: Fox News had a discussion about asexuality on one of their shows. Instead of having asexual identified people on the show, they chose to make fun of asexual spectrum people. There is a petition going on at Change. org called "Instead of talking about asexual people, talk to us!" and I was wondering if the followers of this blog could sign it and spread the word because we need as many people as possible to support us.

The post about it is here: (x)

Honestly, I don’t want them to even touch it again, but that’s just me.

-Griff

1 year ago
#Anonymous #ask 

Anonymous said: I consider myself ace since i'm not sexually attracted to anyone but (and this has been bothering me for a bit) I do get turned on by voices (particularly when singing). it's not directed towards the person with that voice, the sound is just really pleasing and arouses me. although, sometimes I wouldn't be bothered by doing sexual acts with the person who possesses that voice. am I still ace?

Since you say that it’s only to the sound and not the actual person I think you’d still be ace. Arousal and attraction are not the same.

This question has come up before, if I remember correctly, and I think the confusion might come from the fact that noises are a less physical form of stimulus than people would expect to cause arousal.

Having sex is irrelevant to whether you are asexual or not.

It’s up to you if you still feel comfortable as identifying either way, though.

-Griff

1 year ago
#Anonymous #ask 

goadingbrutalism said: do you have that masterpost in a bigger format? I can barely read it, thanks

If you right click the image and select ‘open link in new tab’ it should open the larger file.

-Griff

1 year ago
#gaiabriggs #ask 

magehenry-moved said: I don't know if I'm asexual because I have an attraction to fictional characters (though I've only ever wanted to have sex wih fictional characters, not real people), but I think.. I'm pretty sure the idea of minors having sex triggers me. I don't wanna slap "trigger" on just anything but.. it gives me a tightness in my throat, chest, and stomach, and it's made me even consider suicide a time or two. Is this normal for repulsed aces, or should I talk to someone?

You can be attracted to fictional characters and still be asexual, since that would be more a fantasy than being attracted to an actual person. If you still don’t feel comfortable with identifying as asexual, you could still consider gray asexuality, possibly.

I don’t think your being triggered that way has to do with you being asexual, especially since you say that it’s minors involved that does it. If anything causes you such distress that it has made you consider suicide, I do think that you should speak to someone.

Just make sure that they would understand and accept asexuality as a valid identity and not contribute your distress to your orientation.

-Griff

1 year ago
#troubleslut-tam #ask 

Anonymous said: Is it bad to not release sexual energy? Sometimes I have a build up but have no desire to fulfill it. Do you think that could be bad for my health?

I honestly don’t really know for sure. I think it depends. I know of some cases of people who have a libido who have gone their whole lives without doing anything about it without having ill effects on their health, and I know of cases where it has been potentially harmful.

I don’t really know the general idea about it.

I’d recommend checking an actual sex ed blog like this one or something, (x) sorry I can’t be of more help.

-Griff

2 years ago
#Anonymous #ask