"This is my own opinion, but I'd say asexuality is like the atheism of sexual identity: it both participates in and detaches itself from the world of sexuality. At the same time, asexuality is a widely diverse spectrum by itself. Some people, for instance, will occupy a grey area between sexuality and asexuality, where sex is something they might like having, but it's not much of a concern in their lives (hence they're called 'grey-a' or 'graces'). "
" Asexuality is like puppies. They're so cute and lovable and fun to play with, and you just wanna give 'em a great big hug. But no matter how much you like them, when they mount your leg, it's just like, "I don't think I'm comfortable with this." Asexuality is like that, except instead of puppies, people, and instead of your leg..."
"I believe their asexuality is like biblical Samson's hair - once they pop that cherry, they will lose their power."
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