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by Isaac
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Why is male genital mutilation ok but womens not?
Replies: 4
Views: 4381

Re: Why is male genital mutilation ok but womens not?

I think that male and female circumcision are equally wrong provided they refer to the foreskin and hood. The problem with female genital mutilation usually removes the entire external clitoris, whose male equivalent would be removing the foreskin and the gland, and this is much worse than circumcis...
by Isaac
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: about to get banned from AVEN
Replies: 14
Views: 9959

Re: about to get banned from AVEN

I think you should read about the Storms model, which obtains that asexuality is a sexual oriantation 20 years before AVEN.
by Isaac
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Romantic and sexual orientation
Replies: 21
Views: 17170

Re: Romantic and sexual orientation

The first time I found AVEN, months before I considered asexuality for myself, what I liked of it was the distinction between romantic and sexual orientation.
by Isaac
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Disappearance
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: Disappearance

Labor Day is on May 1st. Are the Americans so anti-communist that you move Labor Day to September? Even the Roman Church celebrates St Joseph the Worker on May 1st!
by Isaac
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: heatwave
Replies: 13
Views: 3584

Re: heatwave

What kind of hellishly hot place do you live? Any temperature above 37 degrees is unbearable because that means that the environment is hotter than the body. Moreover, water boils in the nineties, the boiling point depending on the height. I can't believe that your rivers and lakes are boiling.
by Isaac
Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Opposite Sex Friendship
Replies: 17
Views: 6420

Re: Opposite Sex Friendship

My closest friends are female, single and lesbian.
by Isaac
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: On Demisexuality
Replies: 33
Views: 15262

Re: On Demisexuality

Thanks for the comments, Siggy. This historical information is relevant for the first paragraph in the entry on Rabger's model. If you're interested in this new wiki, this is the URL http://wiki.asexuales.tk/. I didn't know AVENwiki is frozen from so long ago, especially, from so close to the formul...
by Isaac
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: On Demisexuality
Replies: 33
Views: 15262

Re: On Demisexuality

I think you've misunderstood me. I want to make definitions clearer in order to make things useful for questioning people, regardless where in the spectrum they are. The motivation for reliving this thread is that we're starting a wiki in the Spanish-speaking asexual community and I'm contributing t...
by Isaac
Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: On Demisexuality
Replies: 33
Views: 15262

Re: On Demisexuality

Secondary sexual attraction being attraction to another stemming from emotional connection (usually romantic) or status or how closely the person is in relationship to the other. * Secondary sexual attraction an attraction that develops over time based on a person's relationship and emotional conne...
by Isaac
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another one coming over from AVEN...
Replies: 21
Views: 10973

Re: Another one coming over from AVEN...

In short, 101 is an introductory course, usually a first semester freshman course. 102s are continuations of that course, usually a second semester course. 100 level courses are generally freshman level courses 200 level are sophomore level 300 are junior 400 are senior In general, things do get mo...
by Isaac
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Poly
Replies: 50
Views: 22699

Re: Poly

The question: are you all romantic? Even being romantic, you may try aromantic relationships like close friendship, with the advantage that friendship is poly by default, contrary to romance. So I would prefer remaining single and forge close friendships with them, but I am aromantic, and there may ...
by Isaac
Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: The Creation of a Flag
Replies: 47
Views: 87039

Re: The Creation of a Flag

It could be the flag of depression, indeed.
by Isaac
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Just to show you guys that one political party in Aus is ok.
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: Just to show you guys that one political party in Aus is ok.

I think their policies are very balanced in sensitive issues like drugs and euthanasia, something odd in politics, but radical in abortion. A fetus older than 7 months is viable outside the womb, so killing it is infanticide and should only be authorized by a medical board considering both lives. Un...
by Isaac
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Asexual Zine! - Call for submission
Replies: 21
Views: 8213

As this is an international forum, both ghosts and one_beat should specify the geographical scope of your claims. Where is the paper zine community a thriving one? Worldwide? I hadn't heard or read of zines before I joined the asexual community, so I doubt it's so thriving as you say, unless this ho...
by Isaac
Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Asexual Zine! - Call for submission
Replies: 21
Views: 8213

Why on paper? I think this is a step back, since this reduces the visibility and introduces a geographical discrimination in terms of shipping expenses. I think that paper publications have indeed killed visibility, and it's a fact that AVENues was discontinued when paper publication started, probab...
by Isaac
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: Asexual discrimination (no, really)
Replies: 10
Views: 4418

Re: Asexual discrimination (no, really)

KAGU143 wrote:Ask them if they think it's okay to pick on autistic people just because they think differently. Make them really think about it and give you an honest answer.

I use to heard autistic as an insult, so I think this is not a good idea in those contexts.
by Isaac
Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: The Creation of a Flag
Replies: 47
Views: 87039

Re: The Creation of a Flag

Consider the gay pride flag. I know of no country that uses six horizontal bars. Actually, haha, the rainbow flag is used for Cusco, Peru, though it has seven bars. Since learning this fact, I've wondered how Peruvians feel about it. This flag adapts the standard of Inca Empire to a modern flag, so...
by Isaac
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Casual or Short-Term Dating
Replies: 16
Views: 7826

Re: Casual or Short-Term Dating

I'm also aromantic and find no sense in all these formats of relationship, but I think it's important not confusing them. From my observation I'll call middle-term the default style in college, reserving short term for relationships shorter than a month, which are followed by many people in high sch...
by Isaac
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Blog Post Discussion
Topic: LGBTQQAILOLWTF?!
Replies: 16
Views: 11054

Re: LGBTQQAILOLWTF?!

I like QuEST too, but it only works in English. Rainbow would work in any language and be a sound name for such an organization. Indeed, I heard informally calling "the rainbow house" to the place where the queers meeted up.
by Isaac
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: "I hate being asexual and want to change"
Replies: 29
Views: 16836

Re: "I hate being asexual and want to change"

Siggy, if you are into a gay relationship, it would be more in the same situation a Kinsey-1.
by Isaac
Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: "I hate being asexual and want to change"
Replies: 29
Views: 16836

Re: "I hate being asexual and want to change"

I imagine that an asexual with an artificially increased libido would plainly masturbate more. Increasing libido could help to discover your actual sexual orientation, as a zoom, not to change it.
by Isaac
Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Lust
Replies: 12
Views: 4115

Re: Lust

I also "amplified" my feeling trying to convince myself that I had crushes when I had squishes. And, being as aromantic as I am, the amplification had to be huge.
by Isaac
Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: A new theory of sexuality
Replies: 28
Views: 10122

Re: A new theory of sexuality

Siggy, this explanation using polar coordinates in Storms model is quite similar to an oral explanation (in Spanish) I gave to a bisexual friend who is a big fan of Kinsey scale. We pinned thumbtacks of different color for sexual and romantic orientation, and there were free colors for aesthetics, p...
by Isaac
Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: Blog Post Discussion
Topic: A different model of sexual orientation
Replies: 7
Views: 14676

Re: A different model of sexual orientation

Dougbear, Kinsey model consist of 8 points, rather than 6. There is a zero for heteros and an X for asexuals. This model recognize the 7 numbers points as a discretization of a continuum scale, but nothing was said about the continuum between this scale and the X. This bidimensional continuum is exp...
by Isaac
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The concept of squish
Replies: 45
Views: 25404

Re: The concept of squish

I feel like asexuals have the tendency to separate out our feelings from those of sexual people, when my own theory is that they might be more alike than we realize. I think that sexual people have the same kind of feelings as asexuals, and romantics as aromantics, but they don't think too much abo...
by Isaac
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The concept of squish
Replies: 45
Views: 25404

Re: The concept of squish

To me, "squish" defines the problem inherent in coining words online. Did whoever came up with "squish" try saying it aloud a bunch of times first? Personally, I'd feel weird using this word in a conversation, to me "squish" sounds like something yucky, like a bug on y...
by Isaac
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The concept of squish
Replies: 45
Views: 25404

Re: The concept of squish

I'm aromantic and I don't experience crushes or squishes. Because I don't experience crushes, entering a romantic relationship seems difficult, if not impossible for me. But even without squishes, I have no trouble making lots of good friends. Squishes seem a bit superfluous in that respect. That's...
by Isaac
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: A new theory of sexuality
Replies: 28
Views: 10122

Re: A new theory of sexuality

I think part of the reason that the terms bother me is that it seems to reinforce the idea that there's also a crucial difference between "romantic relationship" and "friendship," which I don't feel is the case - it depends on the person and how they choose to distinguish their ...
by Isaac
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The concept of squish
Replies: 45
Views: 25404

Re: The concept of squish

No, Sciatrix, I don't see that friendship is reduced to a kind of romance, but that a part socially deemed central in romance is given its own relevance, showing that it can lead to friendship. As I see it, some friends are gotten from acquaintances by slowly forging a closer relationship due to cir...
by Isaac
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The concept of squish
Replies: 45
Views: 25404

The concept of squish

The word squish has been coined recently in AVEN as aromantic parallel of crush . This blogpost summarizes the coinage of the word and gives a couple of explanations of the concept. The word is gaining acceptance in AVEN, since now is used without reference to the descriptions. So, I wanted to bring...