Originally published on Empathize This and republished here with their permission.
(Content Warning: cognitively ableist language)
There are a lot of hurtful assumptions going around about asexual people. Some say that asexual people are “just confused,” or that they can’t have “real” relationships.
But if you listen to asexual people and learn more about what asexuality really means, you’ll learn how wrong these myths are.
So here’s a chance to do just that. Check out this moving real-life story of coming out, falling in love, and dealing with the stigma against asexuality. You can read the full story at Empathize This.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 5 Affirmations for Asexual People Struggling with Self-Acceptance
- 8 Things You Should Never Say to an Asexual Person
- Why We Need Mental Healthcare Without Asexual Erasure – And How to Get There
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