a few things to remember for #InternationalAsexualityDay 🖤🤍💜 (a thread)

aces are lgbtq

asexuality is a spectrum

demisexuals are real & valid

gray aces are real & valid

some aces are sex-repulsed & that's okay

things to remember for #InternationalAsexualityDay 🖤🤍💜

aces can be sex-repulsed & sex-positive (the 2 are not mutually exclusive)

not all aces are sex-repulsed (many have/enjoy sex)

asexual = little to no sexual attraction. this doesn't mean that aces have no libido

things to remember for #InternationalAsexualityDay 🖤🤍💜

asexuals are valid whether they have had sex or not

asexuals do not need to have sex to know they are asexual (no more of this "don't knock it til you try it" nonsense)

being asexual does not make you less than

things to remember for #InternationalAsexualityDay 🖤🤍💜

being asexual does not mean someone is broken

aces do not need to wait until they find the "right" person

aces do not need to be cured. we are not ill!

things to remember for #InternationalAsexualityDay 🖤 🤍 💜

experiencing trauma does not make an ace's identity any less valid

being ace does not mean someone is incapable of love or in any way less human

romantic love is not the only kind of love

things to remember for #InternationalAsexualityDay 🖤 🤍 💜

sexual intimacy is not the only kind of intimacy

how society hierarchizes relationships is bogus. if a relationship of any kind (e.g. friendship, queerplatonic, etc.) is important to you, it is important. period.

things to remember for #InternationalAsexualityDay 🖤 🤍 💜

there is no one way to be asexual

aces of all body types are valid

aces of all races are valid

aces of all religions are valid

disabled aces are valid

neurodivergent aces are valid

closeted aces are valid

things to remember for #InternationalAsexualityDay 🖤 🤍 💜

aces who identify with another lgbtq identity are valid

cishet aces are valid

aces of all genders are valid

aces who feel a complex relationship with gender because of how it relates to their sexuality are valid

things to remember for #InternationalAsexualityDay 🖤 🤍 💜

if you're ace:
you are wonderful. you are whole. your existence is a gift. you belong here! ✨

if you're allo:
glad you made it this far. support an ace's shop today. tell your ace friends you value them!


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