For the asexually curious and the curiously asexual

Being come-out about

There’s one girl I know who’s incredibly rude and erm, forthright in her views, lets say. She does it in a way that’s hard not to love, and you take the sort of crap unthinkingly from her that you wouldn’t from anyone else. Anyway, I can only think of two (non-internet) people who I’ve actually come out to (her, and my mother. Almost everyone else who knows I’m asexual, including me, knows because she told them.

The fact that I came out to her and then she outed me to myself is rather confusing, and a result of me finding asexuality twice, and not thinking much of it the first time, except casually mentioning it to her. After that, everyone who walked into the room was told within ten minutes that I’m asexual.

Anyway, we all got our grades this summer. I didn’t get enough to go to university, so I quickly hopped onto a nice year-long art course, ‘cos it’d be fun, and I’m enjoying the heck out of it. She went to university, decided she didn’t like it, and dropped out after three weeks. So she moved onto my course, with my help. I’d planned to keep my asexuality pretty secret, considering the amount a couple of guys on my course bonded around sex. I managed (not lying or denying myself, but not having The Talk), for another two weeks. Then guess what’s just happened. Go on, you’ll never guess.

Anyway, this (being the only tiny tidbit of asexual-related thing that could vaguely be considered to be happening to me at the moment) got me thinking about how little I’ve been bothered by the reactions to my outings. Apart from my mother (I still have no idea what happened in that conversation), the most common response was “oh?”, the best was “ok.” and the worst was “huh”. I seriously can’t relate to the people who’ve had drama about it.

Anyway, as mentioned in the last post, Dr Who Buzzcocks is on the iPlayer, so I have no more time to rationalise about this now. I’ll probably return to it next time I come out/are outed.

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