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#1 Rawphish

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 09:40 PM

besides wearing an aven t-shirt, is there an offical way to display your asexual pride if you are ready to be out about it, if there isnt an offical symbol, flag, ear pearcing, bracelet, etc, how about starting one? I know the stealth triangle on the logo is a symbol alot of you forum regulars like
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 10:01 PM

Well, there's always the "This is what an Asexual looks like" clothing line.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 01:36 AM

I like this idea, a lot.
My problem with the aven clothing is that I'm a little shy, and not completely out, and I wouldn't like to be stopped every five minutes to explain my shirt to someone. So something more, covert, would be cool, in my eyes at least.
You know, a friend of mine wears a ring on her left middle finger. Her explanation being that: your right middle means "currently single", the right ring means "currently taken" and since the left ring means "taken/married" in a permanent sense, then the next logical conclusion would be that left middle means "permanently single".
But that may not work for everyone as some asexuals desire companions and relationships, and some guys don't like jewelry.
Still, I would like to hear the input of others.
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 01:39 AM

I would realy like something that becomes convention, it would be our secret asexual-dar, so we can spot each other out and about, but its gotta be something some random person wouldnt acidently do and cause confusion

I also like the idea of one of those live stong type bracelets, with aven or something likewise on it
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 01:42 AM

You mean aside from it getting posted in the paper?
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 01:45 AM

I also like the idea of one of those live stong type bracelets, with aven or something likewise on it


I don't know, those things are nearing their end, I think they'll be considered kitsch in a few months.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 02:08 AM

I don't know, those things are nearing their end, I think they'll be considered kitsch in a few months.


yeah its a good idea not to bandwagon something for the hell of it, but if there a strong demand for it why not,

You mean aside from it getting posted in the paper?


yeah, alot of people I know read those article and have no clue what to make of it. or think somehow we are flawed

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 06:18 PM

I would realy like something that becomes convention, it would be our secret asexual-dar, so we can spot each other out and about, but its gotta be something some random person wouldnt acidently do and cause confusion


Hey I really like this idea...
I'm not very creative though. If somebody comes up with something to do I'm definitely in....
For a while I wore this really small lock on a chain...I did get asked why I was wearing it a lot, though, even though I didn't think it was that obvious...I figured people would just think I had an odd bondage-esque taste in fashion.
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 07:56 PM

Yeah it probably would be cool if there was an easy and covert way to spot asexuals but I don't think it's that easy somehow.....
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 08:12 PM

Chozo was talking to me about the possibility of getting some AVEN / asexual wristbands made up, like the ones you see around for 'putting an end to poverty' and various other causes. It wouldn't be particularly visible though, unless you wear short sleeves all the time.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 08:43 PM

I've been trying to find a place that sells black jewelry so I can buy a ring.
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 09:16 PM

Now there's something! How about black rings? They're simple, not gender-specific...
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 09:25 PM

I like it! Plus then you don't have to make it "work" with whatever else you are wearing.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 09:27 PM

You know, black rings aren't even that hard to find. There's a place here in my own town that sells hemitite ones. Oooo can we use it? Please?
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 09:36 PM

You know, a friend of mine wears a ring on her left middle finger. Her explanation being that: your right middle means "currently single", the right ring means "currently taken" and since the left ring means "taken/married" in a permanent sense, then the next logical conclusion would be that left middle means "permanently single".


That is awesome. I'm off to dredge up a ring so I can do that.
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 09:37 PM

Hah! yes! i like the black ring idea too.
(runs off to find black ring)
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 09:43 PM

Right behind you man! (I think I actually own one already, I hope I can find it.)
Let's give this a few more hours to see what everyone else thinks. If everyone likes it, then could someone maybe make an announcement about this?

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 10:26 PM

live stong type bracelets


I'm sorry, what? I don't know what that is. I am a hermit without tv so...

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 10:30 PM

The Lance Armstrong Foundation sells yellow jelly bracelets that say "Livestrong" on them. The proceeds go to cancer research.
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 10:31 PM

live stong type bracelets


I'm sorry, what? I don't know what that is. I am a hermit without tv so...

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They were, as I understand it, popularized by Lance Armstrong. They are the size and shape of a standard big, heavy duty rubber band, except they are bright yellow instead of paper bag brown and have "Live Strong" embossed on them. The proceeds go to cancer research, I think, and the basic idea has been fadded about the globe. Think those jellie bracelets from the 80s with a social concience. . . .

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 10:32 PM

...then the next logical conclusion would be that left middle means "permanently single".


I already wear my ring on my left middle finger. 0_o It's not black, though, it's silver, but what the hell.
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 10:41 PM

The Lance Armstrong Foundation sells yellow jelly bracelets that say "Livestrong" on them. The proceeds go to cancer research.


OH! I've seen those. I wondered why everyone was suddenly wearing rubber bands around their wrists. I thought maybe they were all trying to quite smoking in a heavy duty fashion. I've seen them in hues other than yellow, though, are those the same thing?

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 10:45 PM

Oh, those sound very much like what I was talking about before when I said 'wristbands'. There is a website Chozo showed me where you can get text actually embossed into the bands rather than printed.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 10:46 PM

Oooh! I wanna see! Show!

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 10:48 PM

Uhhh.... :oops: *didn't add it to his Favourites*

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 10:49 PM

The Lance Armstrong Foundation sells yellow jelly bracelets that say "Livestrong" on them. The proceeds go to cancer research.


OH! I've seen those. I wondered why everyone was suddenly wearing rubber bands around their wrists. I thought maybe they were all trying to quite smoking in a heavy duty fashion. I've seen them in hues other than yellow, though, are those the same thing?

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Different colours represent different causes, I think, Cate.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 10:53 PM

Walmart's got buckets of them at the checkout stand. For some reason, no one buys the Courage or Sensuality ones.
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 10:56 PM

I was thinking, there's a sort of difficulty once something starts becoming popular to wear...people who don't know what it means will be wearing it too, so eventually you won't know who is asexual and who is just wearing something because they see other people doing it. That'd probably be a bigger issue with what finger you wear a ring on, or the color of it than those bracelets.

I personally don't have an interest in the bracelets myself though! I wish I could come up with an idea myself...hmm...

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 10:57 PM

You know, black rings aren't even that hard to find. There's a place here in my own town that sells hemitite ones. Oooo can we use it? Please?


I had a haematite ring once. I dropped it, and it shattered. Thing is, that rings don't really suit me. Although I like the idea.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 11:06 PM

OK, this isn't the page that Chozo showed me, but it is a firm in the UK who produce custom silicone bands with embossed text: http://www.silicon-w...om/embossed.htm

The ones with printed text are a lot cheaper though: http://www.silicon-w...com/printed.htm




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