The Comfort That Comes With a Label

Check out this link:

http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2011/01/word-of-gay-sociosexual.html

This just goes to show that people are coming up with new words to describe themselves every day. I’m not sure the definition is very clear, but then again, our definitions get more and more vague when we realize how pointless it is to try to fit something as complex as our sexuality into a box. I love uncommon and vague labels. I have a lot of respect for people who see no need to label themselves at all. I’m not brave enough to go without a label just yet. Labels make people more comfortable. They make me more comfortable. Not having a label sometimes feels like trying to navigate through the world without a name. People don’t know what to call you, or how to interact with you. As if being gender-confused didn’t make interpersonal communication complicated enough already. Maybe one day, we won’t need all these labels to describe our preferences or our identities. We can just be ourselves; our beautiful multi-faceted, contradictory selves.

-Andrea

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