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