on the same topic, u need to stop saying aromantics can love ‘just like everybody else!’ bc yes platonic love is just as valid as romantic love, but it is not the same. when ppl ask if i love them i know it won’t be the way they’re expecting, and when you enforce their right to expect something of me i can’t give, you. are. not. helping. me.
So I totally understand why someone would explain asexuality to friends/family with the “but asexuals can still get married, have loving relationships, have children, etc” because it might be easier for them to comprehend… but the conversation can’t stop there.
Because, yeah, while asexual people can do all of those things, let’s not forgot about those who decide not to. Let’s not have this half definition of asexuality that has people assuming that all asexuals will eventually get married and have kids and will be in committed relationships. Because aromantic asexuals are also a part of our community and we can’t forget to include them.