Asexual Art, Comics and Illustrations
from Jigworthy!’s Comic Strip
LGBTQ* Terms, Definitions and Asexual Identification(s)
(taken from Aven wiki — Please note, I am NOT affiliated with AVEN nor do I agree with each definition presented. This is strictly for insight as to what some people use as personal definition or adjectives to describe themselves. -Rebecca)
Romantic relationships and identity
Asexuals, while lacking in sexual desire for any gender, may engage in purely emotional romantic relationships. Terms concerning this are:
aromantic: lack of romantic attraction towards anyone
biromantic: romantic attraction towards person(s) of two different genders – the romantic aspect of bisexuality
heteroromantic: romantic attraction towards person(s) of a different gender – the romantic aspect of heterosexuality
homoromantic: romantic attraction towards person(s) of the same gender – the romantic aspect of homosexuality
panromantic (also omniromantic): romantic attraction towards person(s) of any gender or lack of gender, including persons of nonbinary gender – the romantic aspect of pansexuality
polyromantic: romantic attraction towards more than one person at any given time (the term does not express the gender of these persons) – the romantic aspect of polysexuality
demiromantic: romantic attraction after developing an emotional connection beforehand (the term does not express the gender of these persons)
LGBTQ* Expression Through Photography and Coming Out Stories
“Ace” Scout’s Honor
(Text from Ace Of Butterflies)
My Coming Out Story
I’m asexual. And I’m perfectly OK. I’m healthy. And I’m sane. And I live a happy life. Yet there is a problem with being asexual: As asexuality is known only poorly, it is often misunderstood and very often misjudged. And it is so diverse, so different from person to person, so wide and so fluid (just as any other sexual orientation) that taking a single testimonial (even if I’d love to give mine!) as a definition would lead to a constrained generalization.
So, yes, I will tell you how I have experienced asexuality.
-Let me say that I am asexual because of three main reasons:
1) I am not heterosexual
2) I am not homosexual
3) I am not bisexual
I am 4) Asexual. Asexuality is a sexual orientation… that defines the lack of sexual attraction (although I don’t feel I «lack» anything).
I do, however, have a romantic orientation: I’m hetero-romantic… asexual. I fall in love with men, but I have never, ever, experienced any kind of sexual attraction (the desire to engage in sexual activity) to men. Nor to women. Nor to both. This doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy sex, or that I despise it. I just have never felt the need for it. And that is OK.
(for the full story, click HERE)
(by Deviant Artist: CaptainEvie)
LGBTQ* Expression Through Art
From Deviant Artist: Hollabaloo
LGBTQ* Advertising, Marketing and Slogans
(via Queers United Blogspot)