song against sex

You went all Zaboo on my Codex there :|

To whom it may concern:

It really bothers me how you think it’s funny when I get mad at something I believe is injustice, and how you never take me seriously, and how you accuse me of being asexual because I’m repressing my desire for you. Using asexuality as a CRUTCH?! Get over yourself.

So you’ll out me as non-hetero in an unsupportive environment, say you “don’t want to preach to me,” then offer sage advice like…

  • “It could be sisterly love.”
  • Maybe it’s your “sheltered life with just work or school all time.”
  • “Maybe you just need to spend more time with the Lord.”
  • Maybe it’s “a lack of social interaction.”
  • “It could be a mental thing.”

Oh yeah, I see how it works.

Too bad. We’re not the same person. Don’t think we are.

Bye. I can’t promise we’ll talk much anymore.


Day 24: The stupidest argument/comment you’ve heard about gay people or an LGBT issue

How to pick just one?! Okay, if I had to narrow it down to a top three, I’d say:

  • Gay parents will churn out gay children.
  • Gay marriage will destroy the family, the country, and the world.
  • Tradition.

EDIT: I wrote this post before the work night when we all had this huge political argument, and now have a few additions:

  • Tab A, Slot B.

THIS from a straight guy who says he’s pro-choice and he doesn’t care what people do in the bedroom.

  • It’s a choice.

THIS from a straight guy who said yes, he chose to be straight, and his choice deserves legal rights whereas other choices don’t.

  • It was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.

THIS from a straight girl who denied being religious and claimed to be glad that the US isn’t a theocracy.

I work with a bunch of nincompoops!

You can read the full challenge here on Fuck Yeah LGBT. :)

Day 4: The first person you came out to and that story
June 26, 2010, 11:08 pm
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Like I said yesterday, the first time I used the word “asexual” in reference to myself was in conversation with a friend on a weekend vacation, although I don’t really consider that a coming-out experience, since it was brand new for myself. So, moving on:

I came out to a group of internet friends I’m really close with..we’ve known each other for sevenish years and tell each other everything. One girl said, “WHYYY? How can you know you’re asexual if you haven’t even tried it? If you try it you might like it!” and so on and so forth. Another friend was like, “So what! So she’s not horny like you! She’s a rational person!” Made me laugh. To this day my asexuality’s a huge source of humor to our group. :)

If you mean actual, in-person experiences: More recently I came out to some coworkers because they’re all sex-crazed and they kept trying to get me to join in their fun. I’m quite tolerant, but when someone tries to include me in these goings-on, I have to nip that shit in the bud. One kid started telling people I must be freaky [I asked him to clarify what he meant, haha] so I just told him. He immediately said, “SO YOU REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY.” < Probably THE single most common reaction. I explained the difference between human and botanical asexuality and the difference between sexual orientation/attraction and reproduction, and then the other guy butted in with, “NO NO NO, over there you just said that guy* was pretty!” So then I had to explain that I think a lot of people are aesthetically beautiful, but that doesn’t mean I want to bang them. Haha, I asked if he always experienced physical and sexual attraction in conjuction, and you could literally see the little lightbulb go on.

*Adam Lambert of course

You can read the full challenge here on Fuck Yeah LGBT. :)

Note: The girl is not an amoeba.

A few weeks ago, I was walking down the hall at my college, eating a banana* and wearing a crown** I’d made a few days before. I swear I was minding my own business. Suddenly this voice behind me shouted, “Excuse me! Stop! You! Miss with the banana!” And since that was clearly me, I looked to see who was hollering at me. It was a guy I’d never seen before; he was talking like a robot and he said he wanted to buy some crowns from me for his little nieces. Okay. Lovely. He then proceeded to invite himself to hang out with me and ask me personal questions like, “So what’s your ideal man?” (!!!) And here was I, trying to figure out how to extricate myself from this situation gone awry while remaining polite and professional.

So when this fellow asked me out (yes–ten minutes after meeting me) and wondered aloud what my romantic fantasies were, I declined and dodged with a simple, “Oh, no, I’m sorry–I’m asexual, but thanks for asking.” He immediately responded with a smirk and a joke about me impregnating myself and splitting in two.

Sir, I have just one thing to say: Poor form. Like that’s going to make me want to go grab a coffee with you? I don’t even like coffee.

*A friend later pointed out that props, ESPECIALLY bananas, always intensify the awkwardness of any pick-up scene. Hadn’t even occurred to me, but oh my, was she ever right!

**Reversible and adjusts to any head size! One side has castles and rainbows and shooting stars; the other is a super iridescent purple. And no, it wasn’t my birthday, and no, I’m not three.