- Category: Asexual Passions
- Published on Saturday, 06 August 2011 15:18
- Written by CF_Asexual
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It's rather sad to see that people still hold onto the notion that if there's no sex, it's a friendship. Even moreso when someone equates friendship with the same sex, romantic relationships with the opposite sex. As if it is somehow impossible for men and women to be just friends, not to mention, the implication that Lesbians and Gay men don't have romantic feelings. As well as the fact that people who are friends do have sex with each other, whether with romance or not. It also excludes those of us who are romantic Asexuals.
But what differentiates a romantic relationship, one may be asking. Feelings. To explain further, a person tends to be romantically attracted to their romantic partner, whereas they would have other feelings for a friend. That's not to say a person can't be romantically attracted to a friend, but generally, the feelings one has regarding a friend tend to be different than the feelings one has in regards to a romantic partner.
Disclaimer: The author of this article has no experience regarding romantic relationships, so take this article with a grain of salt, so to speak.