uozumi replied to your post
I understand the concepts. Its the semantics and jargon that tend to trip me up.
Oh gosh, yes, it’s not the most transparent community in the world, is it?
I mean to be honest a lot of the forums that I peeked at while I was questioning intimidated me so much that I still wouldn’t go back; the ace community is small and not very visible, so it can be fairly impenetrable, pun not intended.
Could I help by explaining anything to you?
It’s not even the jargon and semantics that make me anxious, to be honest. It’s just that there are a lot of ways in which it’s hard to function socially as an ace person, especially one who’s not aromantic, because of the way we’re socially conditioned to think about the roles of sex and sexuality in relationships and self-evaluation. And that conditioning makes it hard to talk about issues, because we’re not really given a model for understanding them, and they effectively become invisible to people who don’t experience them and gosh sorry I started rambling again my apologies.
But seriously, questions? Can I clarify anything for you?