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aro-aceplace:

unpopular-ship-queen:

you know, there’s a lot of ace positivity posts about how you’re not broken or mentally ill if you’re asexual, and how it’s not a disorder.

and that’s true. and it’s great that people realize that it’s just the way some people are.

but i’ve yet to see any asexual positivity directed towards people who ARE asexual as a side effect of mental illness or trauma or even, as a friend of mine has told me he deals with, a result of dysphoria.

so here it is.

if you’re asexual because you have a mental illness that crushes sex drive and sexual attraction, you’re still ace. you’re still one of us.

if you’re asexual because you have a sensory processing disorder and the concept of sex is too overwhelming in a sensory manner, you’re still ace. you’re still one of us.

if you’re asexual because you have dealt with sexual trauma, you’re still ace. you’re still one of us.

if you’re asexual because of gender dysphoria, you’re still fucking ace.

it’s okay to be asexual no matter the reason behind it, and if you’re asexual, you’re a member of the aro/ace community.

and this goes for aromantics too.

It’s ok if you’re aromantic because you were abused and you can’t even trust people much less love them.

It’s ok if you’re aromantic because of abuse or trauma or mental illness and you can’t feel anything at all.

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