Atypically Asexual

| Romantic | February 11, 2015

(I am very involved in sexual orientation as I am a guidance counselor at a local college who often assists with identifying. I myself identify as asexual, and am very passionate about the LGBT+ world. My boyfriend and I are attending a party where we are talking to another couple after they have learned I’m asexual.)

Woman: “But how do you have a boyfriend? If you don’t like anyone, how can you date?”

Me: “Well, actually—”

Boyfriend: “—asexuality is not having sexual attraction. She is romantically attracted to me, but she has no desire to engage in sexual activity with me.”

(This is what I always say, word for word. He calmly takes a sip of wine, and sees me staring at him.)

Boyfriend: “What?”

Me: “How’d you know what I was going to say?”

Boyfriend: “You’ve been saying the same thing for the past two years anytime someone asks.”

Me: “I’m going to have to change it up.”

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