Hello Mammadillo! I feel that it's the right time to come out as asexual to my friends and family, but I have no idea how because they might think I'm confused with my sexuality. I mean, I've tried coming out to my friends in the past, but they've just said "Oh yeah, you'll find a sexual partner. Don't worry about it." It's quite frustrating knowing that somebody you're close to doesn't take your sexuality seriously. Thank you, Mammadillo! Xx
Hello my brave little pup! I am so proud of the choice you have made, and deciding it was the right one for you!
Now, the best tool you have is information and preparation.
Asexuality is still new in the world of sexual orientations, they’ll have questions! Know a clear definition, know aspects and a couple of statistics - like the famous 1% one - and confidence is key. You need to be firm in case they brush it away, cut you off or disregard. This is who you are, don’t let them do it!
You can call a meeting or pass it in conversation (when appropriate of course) but it is up to you - there is technically no right time, just when you feel you need too. You can practice and it will make you feeling more confident.
I know the feeling when those closest don’t take it seriously, but be strong! People change all the time.
I have the utmost faith in you my darling! And remember: if you decide coming out isn’t the best option right now and decide not to, there is no shame, no failure. You decide your own pace. Good luck my little one!