I think I’m probably going to take a break from Tumblr tomorrow (technically today now). I got in some kinda upsetting and exhausting conversations today and I think I just need to step away for a bit.

If you miss me, the queue’s still full at my new sims blog if you want to see some of my older sims posts (information about that here, if you missed it).

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melanijann:

asexualityresources:

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That’s not what bisexuality is.

Bisexuality definition

The difference between bisexual and pansexual

Some differences and similarities between bisexuality and pansexuality

“I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.” - Robyn Ochs

This is proof that humanity NEEDS to label everything…if every single possible combination is not accounted for then there is something wrong in the system - I believe in just expressing which of the options you like better from the most important ones (dick/vagina/either?) to the lesser important ones (must like blue cutlery) while you start forming a relationship with a person.

Uh, no. I am not attracted to genitals, I am attracted to people. I don’t go around lifting up peoples skirts to determine their plumbing before deciding whether or not I am attracted to them. Maybe aromantic people are only concerned with the bodies of their sexual partners, but for many other people it is not the “most important” thing, for some it’s not important at all, and for some, like asexuals, it’s completely irrelevant. Also, you are forgetting intersex people whose genitals don’t conform to your “dick/vagina” binary.

And just because you don’t feel the need to label yourself, doesn’t mean other people don’t want to have words to describe their experiences and form communities and help them find compatible partners.

ayahuasca:

A Moment’s Reflection series by Cody William Smith

asexualityresources:

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edit: (by Courney McInturff)

That’s not what bisexuality is.

Bisexuality definition

The difference between bisexual and pansexual

Some differences and similarities between bisexuality and pansexuality

“I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.” - Robyn Ochs

stories-yet-to-be-written:

The Best Pictures Of This Year’s Japanese Cherry Blossoms

The Japanese cherry blossom, known as the Sakura in Japanese, is the flower of a cherry tree that is cultivated for its decorative features rather than for cherries (it doesn’t bear fruit). The overwhelming beauty of the cherry blossom bloom has been known and adored for ages. The blooming period is associated with Japanese traditions, culture, aesthetics, and is a bittersweet metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life itself.

The blooming cherry blossoms herald the beginning of the centuries-old Hanami festival – the traditional Japanese custom of picnicking under trees rich with flowering Sakura branches and enjoying this short but striking first breath of spring. The blossoming wave usually starts in Okinawa in January or February and progresses through all of Japan until April or May. The cherry blossom front (Sakura zensen) can be conveniently tracked every year using this calendar.

Source: Demilked Magazine

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If you don’t think space is the tightest shit then you’re wrong

nubbsgalore:

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

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