As a child I was in love with the SoM movie, and when I found that it was ‘based’ on Maria’s autobiography I immediately found the book in the library. After reading it, it think it’s almost generous to say that the stage/movie stories are based on the real lives of the Von Trapp family. You should check out trappfamily.com which is primarily the website for the family’s ski resort but also includes information about the real people. They are just as fascinating as their fictional counterparts. :)
Response to Men Get Transformed Into Disney Princesses:
Ned should have been Ariel. :D
And yes, freaky eyebrows.
Response to This Obscure Tumblr Sexuality Saved My Life:
I’ve read a bunch of comments and.. wow. You’ve got so much love and so much hate. I don’t understand how you (and others like you) seeking to understand and be able to articulate how you relate to and experience sexual attraction can cause so much anger from others. But you know, I don’t understand a lot of things that people get angry about that actually have nothing to do with them! :)
I discovered the concept of demisexuality a while ago and it was a lightbulb moment for me. I had sort of described it in my head, to myself, as that I had no desire whatsoever to have “sex” .. but “making love” .. where the physical is an extension of the existing emotional connection.. that is where it is at for me. I really disagree with the people that claim that this is a “preference.” If we agree that desire is an essential component of “ideal sex”, this is precisely why demisexuality is not a preference, because that desire just does not exist without the emotional component there first. This is different to, say, a person who has moral or religious beliefs that make them CHOOSE not to engage in sexual activity without love, even though their bodies are telling them that it would be awesome.
I think in some ways the sexual revolution of the past decades which has told people that they are free to make their own choices about who they have sex with (you can have casual sex if you want, you can have not-married sex if you want, you can have FUN sex if you want) has had the same kind of effect on people demisexually or asexually inclined as the women’s rights and choices movement has had on women: many women who still choose traditional roles even though there are other options available to them are labelled as being old-fashioned or anti-feminist in much the same way that those of us who have no desire for sex without emotion can be labelled prudish or backwards. Just because we can do anything (or anyone!) doesn’t mean we have to, or have to want to! :)
Good luck in your continued quest to understand yourself and to help foster understanding and acceptance of all approaches to sexuality in the community.
I think these things could be even funnier if they were videos instead. Hearing the doubt and humour in your test subjects voices would be quite amusing.