From the inbox #34

“I’ve been calling myself asexual for four years (almost five). I’m not entirely sure where I’m going with this, but I feel like I need some sort of validation from someone who isn’t close to me? As bad as it sounds, from someone who is a stranger (or strangers) because it feels like my S.O. only says its okay so I don’t feel bad. It’s how I feel about how my friends think about me when I told them. It just feels like whenever I tell someone close to me about it (whether it was brought up in conversation or because they ask me, etc.), I feel like they say it so it doesn’t hurt my feelings. It seems like any time I feel upset about myself, the first thing that happens is I say “I’m broken” because I don’t feel sexually attracted to anyone.”

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