Category: aro

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The ninja turtles are aro culture, they love pizza, pizza is the aro food, wake up people. Also the ninja turtles would aboslutely kick arophobe/acephobe butts! They fight bad guys after all

smnius:

smnius:

Ace/Aro WLW (WooLooWoos) are valid (addition to this post)

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arospeculation:

a lot of whats clearly supposed to be general aspec content doesnt actually support the identities it tries to. if a post is about aspec people and then only lists asexual by name, its lost all impact on non-sam aros like me, alloaros, and aroaces who prioritize their aro identity. its incredibly disheartening in a community that supposedly embraces us. im pretty sure this isnt done maliciously, but its something to keep in mind when you make supportive aspec posts

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fourleggedsandwich:

fourleggedsandwich:

fourleggedsandwich:

ace ppl deserve better than the treatment this site decided to give them just cause tumblr decided they weren’t oppressed enough to be respected as people

Aro people deserve better than being treated like they don’t exist and for 70% of narratives abt ppl not experiencing romantic love to portray them as villainous or infantile

and whether or not you think they should be considered part of the lgbtq+ community, you don’t get the right to treat them without respect and harass them.

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aleatoryw:

I think the reason so many ignorant people think heretoromantic aces and heterosexual aros are “straight” is because they see our asexuality, our aromanticism, as a weird “neutral” rather than an orientation, as a recessive gene that gets overwritten by the attraction we do feel. They are wrong. My asexuality colors so many of my thoughts, and in our romance saturated culture, I’m sure aromanticism does the same for aromantics. It is not an odd quirk for an otherwise straight person. It is a different facet of being queer, and anyone who wishes to identify with that word should not be pushed away.

raavenb2619: Aromantic and agender people des…

raavenb2619:

Aromantic and agender people deserve to be mentioned. Allos, alloaces, and non-agender people please reblog

I don't want this to sound like it's…

I don't want this to sound like it's coming from a bad place because it doesn't. I'm just curious and genuinely trying to understand. Why would an aro, or aroace person would chose to be in a romantic relationship? I'm ace but I'm not aro and I get that ace people could want sex to be closer to their partner or because it feels good but I don't get why an aro person would want a romantic relationship..

No worries, you are here to learn and learning means asking questions as well!

Like you said, an ace person could want sex because it feels good or to be closer/intimate with their partner. Not every aro is romance repulsed, some are romance neutral and some are romance favorable which is similar to being sex neutral/repulsed/favorable just on the romantic side. So a romance neutral or favorable aro might engage in romantic gestures and acts because it makes them feel good/they enjoy the acts that are romantically coded like kissing or holding hands or cuddling or they simply want to be closer/be intimate/bond with a partner.

Personally I am aroace and kinda romance repulsed I think? So for me it would be rather a QPR than a romantic one, but aros that are in romantic relationships and enjoy romance/romantic acts are still valid. For example I am only romance repulsed when it concerns myself but I love romance in fiction and ship characters and love to think about fluffy cute ships, that doesnt make me any less aro even if I do enjoy romance in fiction.

I hope I could help out, and if any other aro wants to add their experience to this ask, feel free, the more the merrier!

– Mod Paula

hello! I'm ace myself but I struggle to u…

hello! I'm ace myself but I struggle to understand some parts of aroace folks. How can you be les/bi/pan/straight/etc if you're aroace?

I do believe so, for example you could have a preference for a Queer platonic relationship to be rather with men, women, women and men and other genders, etc. So for example you could call yourself an aroace lesbian if you feel like the sapphic identity fits. (When I say women and men I do mean both cis and trans women/men)

And if you´re not sex/romance repulsed and you want a relationship that involves some romantic and/or sexual activities you can still have a preference for whom you´d share those activities with so yes, I do think that you can be both aroace and les/bi/gay/straight/etc. if it feels like the label fits.

(Aroaces, aros and aces can still engage in romantic and/or sexual activities if they choose to. Asexuality/Aromantism is just the lack of sexual/romantic attraction. You can still have a libido/sex drive as an ace or seek out romantic activities as an aro cause you enjoy the feeling they give you and still be ace/aro)

I´m aroace myself but I´m personally much more comfortable around women or at least not cis men, so if I were to pursue a QPR with someone I´d probably choose a woman as a partner or someone who is genderqueer/trans aka not a cis man. So I think Iam more sapphic or bi leaning? I still need to figure that out. But that is a very theoretical situation.

– Mod Paula

idaniar:

idaniar:

Since axolotls are an ace symbol I’m claiming frogs as an aro one 😀
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