as an aromantic i’m pretty neutral about valentines day, but i am a SLUT for February 15th, Day of the Candy Discounts
My dear lgbt+ kids,
With Valentine’s Day coming up, here’s a reminder:
It’s okay to be aromantic.
It’s okay to be romance-repulsed.
It’s okay to not want a partner.
It’s okay to be in a platonic relationship.
It’s okay to be single.
It’s okay to be asexual.
It’s okay to be sex-repulsed.
It’s okay to not want to have sex.
It’s okay if multiple of the mentioned things apply to you.
During the days around Valentine’s Day, surrounded by media that screams “Romance!” and/or “Sex!” at you, it can be hard to remember it but please let me remind you: You are okay. You matter. You’re lovely just the way you are. You don’t need anyone or anything to “complete you”. You’re not broken.
With all my love,
Your Tumblr Mom
so it’s valentine’s day, and while i have a lot of issues with this holiday, i would like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that romantic love is not the only kind of love u can celebrate today! platonic love is also very very important! celebrate platonic love today! instead of being sad bc u don’t have a romantic valentine, party with all ur platonic valentines! love ur friends!
Can I just send some love to all the asexuals who dont know if they want a long term relationship or not? I know loneliness can seem scary and commitment can seem overwhelming. But whatever you choose your life will always be satisfying and rewarding.
Aromantic science fiction and fantasy! I’ve been working on this one on-and-off for over a month, so I’m glad I can finally share it with all of you.
If you’re looking for more aromantic fiction, I suggest checking out Claudie Arseneault’s database for aro and ace fiction.
The book length works are all either in the Queer SFF Database or due to be added over the next few months. Note, the results page only shows ten at a time, so you need to scroll to the bottom and click “previous” to see more.
My other queer SFF book posts can be found through my master list.
I also previously wrote this post on aromantic fantasy stories.
Below the cut you can find the titles and authors from the slides above. Links go either to the database, Goodreads, or the story itself (for the free short stories). Enjoy!
Me: oh hey a list of aro-inclusive books, cool!
Me: *blithely scrolling down*
Me: *FREEZES* *DOUBLE TAKE* OH MY GOD THAT IS MY BOOK. SOMEONE REMEMBERED MY BOOK. WOW. OMG. *heart eyes for days*
Parvati from The Outer Worlds is (canonically) Asexual (and canonically WLW)!
Do new ace people these days know about black rings?
uhh, i don’t.
yeah! there’s a thing where ace people can wear a black ring on the middle finger of their right hand as a sign to show others that they’re ace!
(I couldn’t find a version of this pic without the bottom text, sorry)
I had no idea this was falling out of common knowledge. Boost to get it rolling again!
Quick tip from an ace who’s been wearing the black ring for like five plus years now and has gone through several either broken or too scratched to wear- save yourself the trouble, go straight for ceramic.
there’s also aro rings, pretty much the same concept but with white rings, dont leave us out of it!
It fell out of common knowledge because exclusionists destroyed our communities
Rebbloging for my aro/ace followers, y’all stay strong
time to wear a black ring
What a neat concept! ❤️❤️❤️
y’all i don’t know how well-spread this is, so i’ma signal boost this!!
@ my ace/aro peeps: neat tip!!!!