From the inbox #26

“Okay so this is probably going to sound stupid but can you be classified as an asexual if you’ve never been sexually attracted to a REAL person?? I regularly fall in lust with characters from books shows movies and podcasts and can easily imagine myself in a sexual relationship with them. On the other hand the thought of having any sort of real life romantic relationship (sexual or otherwise) makes me panicky and nauseous. Platonic friendships are the absolute best! Anything else tends to freak me out. Still!! If I was somehow magically transported into my favorite book and fell into a relationship with my favorite character I’d be all for it! Again, this probably sounds stupid, but any advice would be nice. Thank you!”

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