I just read this super sad post about this girl who’s asexual and married and everyone is basically telling her that she doesn’t deserve her husband/she’s just a prude/she should just do it anyway.
So I want to tell you all right now that if people tell you this, or if they tell you you’ll never have a relationship, it is BULLSHIT.
My husband is asexual and I’m not. He’s sex repulsed, we don’t have sex, we never have.
And it doesn’t matter to me. You know what does? He does. His mental health and wellbeing matter to me. Because he is my best friend and he’s one of the smartest, kindest, funniest people I’ve ever met. And he’s had people tel him that he’s broken and it makes me SO ANGRY because they are WRONG.
Being different doesnt mean you’re broken.
If you don’t like sex/don’t want it/etc. Do not let anyone tell you that you’re inferior because you’re not.
Do not let anyone convice you that you’ll never have a relationship because they’re wrong(if you want one).
You are not broken, and it will be okay.
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I’ve been feeling fairly low and isolated recently. Around the time that these feelings began intensifying, one of my old posts of two queer Jewish couples began picking up notes again. My first reaction was bemused surprise–it’s several months old, and I assumed it had run its course by this point. But after seeing how much people were connecting with it and finding meaning in it, whether that be leaving a message in the tags or taking the time to write an image ID for it, I felt a little less alone. I love drawing, and I would obviously do it even if there was no one to look at it, but to know that I created something that makes people happy is incredibly special. Thank you all for giving me that, and happy pride.