Comic 1315 - Asexual

25th Nov 2020, 11:00 AM in Ch. 41 - Graduation
Average Rating: 5 (8 votes)
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Jocelyn 25th Nov 2020, 11:00 AM edit delete
I imagine most asexual folks are familiar with this kind of conversation (I know I am). Blair isn't the close-minded type (just horny), so this is a pretty laid back discussion, at least. Certainly some... tiring questions, though. Being the ultra horndog he is, Blair is the perfect allosexual person to bring up such a topic (and if you didn't know, allo just means not ace, by the way).

Despite being ace myself, I don't know why I don't cover ace topics more. Still, I'm glad I'm finally able to work a little more in.

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PeskyBirdTerry 25th Nov 2020, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
ace gang
WooP wOoP!
Johannna 25th Nov 2020, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
WooP WooP
Shoto 3rd Dec 2020, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
WooP WooP!
Tadashi 4th Dec 2020, 4:50 AM edit delete reply
WooP WooP
Willow13 5th Dec 2020, 7:00 AM edit delete reply
WooP WooP
Aelim 25th Nov 2020, 1:00 PM edit delete reply
Chanel seems to be more confident about herself, being open about her asexuality like that ! I think that she would never have been so direct in the beginning. Good for her !
KiwiLemonTea 25th Nov 2020, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
It's nice to see some more asexual topics be brought up. We really need more representation.
Tadashi 4th Dec 2020, 4:50 AM edit delete reply
Lena 25th Nov 2020, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
Ace gang!

Also thanks for representing my transfemme aro ace ass so much in this awesome comic so much :D
Tadashi 4th Dec 2020, 4:51 AM edit delete reply
This is me tbh
Zophah 25th Nov 2020, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
Chanel: "I would argue with you, but I have pizza."
Drake Zephyr 25th Nov 2020, 1:30 PM edit delete reply
Drake Zephyr
Yeah some ace people really still do lewd stuff. Believe me, I know a person. *snrk*
bgb16999 25th Nov 2020, 2:17 PM edit delete reply
Yes, some asexual people engage in lewd activities. But I don't, and I'm glad to see an example of a character who doesn't.

And appropriately for today's page, Part 13 of the Rain Favorite Character tournament has two asexual characters: both Chanel and Brother Arthur! As usual you can vote for as many characters as you want, and the top 3 will proceed to the next round.
Fourth Nate 26th Nov 2020, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
Just curious- did a character say Brother Arthur was ace in-comic, or is this a "the author said so" thing?
bgb16999 26th Nov 2020, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
It's on the cast page.
Samka 25th Nov 2020, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
God, I wish I could have read this years ago. I was struggling with my sexuality up until just recently. I'm ace, but I also like lewd things, within a range. Ever since I heard about asexuality, I assumed all ace people hated everything sexual. Turns out I was WAY wrong. Asexuality is a spectrum.
arkathenia 25th Nov 2020, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
Strange, I don't know much about asexuals; I've heard asexuals saying things that were dramatically different than my understanding on them. It's a very different sexuality than I have, so it's really nice Rain brings up people's lives so sweetly as it does. Rain has helped me learn a lot about different types of people, those I didn't exactly understand before, particularly Enbies with Ky. It's a really nice way to introduce different people's identities, and Rain always does provide a lot of understanding through showing what people are like, which really is helpful in understanding.
William Melton 25th Nov 2020, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
I've noticed Chanel is really, really self-confident and doesn't let herself be pushed around when she's comfortable about people. Like when Maria brought up the idea Chanel gets her ears pierced; Chanel simply refused without arguing.

If she felt more confident about dealing with people in general, I think people would quickly realize she is not someone to try your luck with.
Casey K 25th Nov 2020, 8:33 PM edit delete reply
Casey K
I totally get it. Though it was easier for me to incorporate my own transition into my comic. I'm married and when I transitioned, she has been so supportive. Therefore, seeing as I dont care for guys, I classify as lesbian, and my wife being Pansexual just made everything else a smooth transition.
Guest 25th Nov 2020, 11:42 PM edit delete reply
congrats on your transition and your luck in already having the perfect wife :3
Lauriane 26th Nov 2020, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
So dunno what people are gonna think of it, but despite being (probably) ace myself, I do feel there it should eventually be more address and explored how Maria and Channel are gonna handle this (Maria being seemingly allo) and not just hand-waved. Part of why is that I feel that there is still is on the other hand this shaming of people wanting sexuality, as if it's "less pure love" or something.

I dunno, I guess maybe it's not the goal of the comic, but I feel it's questions that should be brought up more frequently and with more nuance (kinda like when I wish we'd see representation of non-stereotypical trans people, aka trans people who do not correspond to archetypes of their gender (such as masculine trans women for instance). It just feels important to me that the ideas that theses things exist should be brought into people's mind.
Alice 27th Nov 2020, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
I agree, I'm curious to see how that goes. My partner and I are both ace-spectrum, but we do "lewd stuff," just much less often than an allo couple probably would?

My ace identity is less sure post transition than it was pre transition, increased comfort in my body has mitigated some of the sex discomfort that I read as my aceness, but it's definitely still there, just grayer.
Szarrukin 23rd Dec 2020, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
Agree. I am an ace, my wife is an allo and it was an issue.
Guest 26th Nov 2020, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
Chanel eating pizza in the last panel reminds me of the asexual+cake meme but with pizza instead
Matt 26th Nov 2020, 5:33 AM edit delete reply
I do like Carver. He seems a genuinely nice guy.
Layn 27th Nov 2020, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
So real. Then again, yeah usually a longer and more tiring conversation
Pseudonym 27th Nov 2020, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
When someone's interesting, I always want to ask about it and find out what it's like. But like Carver, I don't know how to ask without sounding like I'm trying to challenge them. :/

Oh well. I can use the practice in minding my own business, too.
Hooman Bean 30th Nov 2020, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
Honestly, when I come out as ace, everyone's like "So... never???" And so I always say "Yeah never okay?" And usually the person that I'm talking to gets really confused. But really, it's not that hard to understand, people!!! So I can really relate with Chanel!
Szarrukin 23rd Dec 2020, 3:10 PM edit delete reply
Being sex-positive ace, I am so happy, that you mention that some aces do have sex and can even like it. I always compare it to sweets or cake: it's nice, but I can certainly live without it.
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