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loopytheone

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I admit, whenever I see it is this day again I feel a little conflicted. It's no secret that I'm asexual and if anybody were to ask I would tell them that. But at the same time it isn't something I am comfortable talking about publicly/spontaneously and so most of the people I know in real life don't know that I'm asexual. Or that I'm panromantic either. And it just feels so uncomfortable to explain that information about myself to friends and family.
 
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I admit, whenever I see it is this day again I feel a little conflicted. It's no secret that I'm asexual and if anybody were to ask I would tell them that. But at the same time it isn't something I am comfortable talking about publicly/spontaneously and so most of the people I know in real life don't know that I'm asexual. Or that I'm panromantic either. And it just feels so uncomfortable to explain that information about myself to friends and family.
I can relate. I go through phases, of sorts, where I'm really uncomfortable with talking about asexuality. It doesn't help that I live in Mississippi, which isn't particularly known for being LGBT+ friendly, and if someone is super homophobic I really don't want to talk about it with them.

But then there are phases I go through where I'm very, very open about it. If someone around me starts talking about sex, I just go ahead and at least mention it. On all websites I at least talk about it, if I don't directly mention it in my profile.

For me I wouldn't say that I'm in any closet at all, because I'll talk about it if the subject is brought up . . . but at the same time, depending on the people, I won't tell them everything.
 
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