A comic about the different types of attraction one might feel. I saw these floating around on tumblr. These were originally taken from a website about asexuality. Although, I think people who are not asexual feel these regularly too. There’s all kinds of attractions for all kinds of people. Enjoy.
I wish I could carry this comic around to explain to people why my aesthetic attraction to certain beautiful men does not make me straight.
ditto. I’d love to show this comic to everyone who casually dismisses asexuals who experience aesthetic/romantic/sensual attraction to the opposite gender as “just confused/afraid of sex and appropriating queerness when [they]’re actually straight.” especially great coming from self-identifying queer folk, totally missing their own hypocrisy.
Yeah. And things can be even more complicated than that. It’s more than possible to be asexual and genderqueer at the same time, and trying to make a sexual orientation out of “strong aesthetic attraction to men, having a very specific Type,” plus “some mild sensual attraction, and occasionally romantic, usually to women,” plus the occasional strong appreciation of, say, Michelle Rodriguez in a bikini - I mean, come on, who wouldn’t appreciate Michelle Rodriguez in a bikini? - when there’s really no good way to even say which gender is “opposite”… Really, at that point, it’s easier to throw up your hands and just say “it’s complicated.”
It makes “bisexual cis woman, primarily but not exclusively heteroromantic” look positively transpaently simple.