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“I’ve been told repeatedly by health professionals and family members that I shouldn’t class myself as asexual because of my depression. That my illness hinders my ability to feel attraction and love. I’ve had my illness since early childhood and I can’t remember a time where I didn’t feel repulsed by people taking a sexual interest in me or being absolutely apathetic to the whole sex thing. While I understand my depression probably has at least some influence in how I feel, I’m not sure it’s entirely to blame. I get what they’re saying but I can’t help but feel they might be erasing what feels like my actual orientation. I’m really conflicted on this and I don’t know what to do. Has anyone or is anyone in a similar situation and can shed some light on this? I’d really appreciate it.”

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