This is what I do know: Sometimes going outside is a radical act in the face of the disabilities I have. I am practicing and learning empathy and kindness and growing as a person. I want to be more than my achievements but also believe in my ambition and somehow balance those in a capitalist meritocratic society. I want to value community and become community but the second is harder for me than the first.
I do not have sex, not really, nor am I interested. I am just not into people that way and I never have been. Invasive questions about my sex life are not okay. I don't want to remind people that I am a real person, this should be obvious, and those anecdotes about kindness that you learned as a child are important still.
I do like companionship and intimacy and kissing and flirting and touching and exploring and blushing and daydreaming, and I don't find those things limited to one person, because I don't think one person is capable of fulfilling everything. This makes me polyamorous in theory, but I am mostly single and belong deeply to myself.
I don't shave my body hair. Do not fetishize this or chastise me for it. It's a personal choice, and if hairy pits or legs or whatever bother you, then simply do not message me.
If you do message me, I do not want your compliments on my photos. I do not like compliments on my body, especially from strangers. This is not to be argued. If I say this makes me uncomfortable, you should know not to do it.
I am sensitive and tough at the same time. I learn about super depressing things and I stick with it because I honestly believe my research and my ability to share my knowledge will make the world a better place. I'm hardcore and awesome like that.
I am currently SINGLE, but I consider myself poly/non-mono and in a LTR with myself. But I like that they added the option!
It would be nice to have companionate affection and intellectual/philosophical/emotional understanding. I want to connect with someone and not have it be complicated. I want it to be meaningful, but not 'everything' to me. I want it to be effortless and easy and good. This is a tall order, but I don't have the time or energy for anything less worth striving for.