So I’m not gonna’ write up a really long dissertation on it, nor am I gonna’ argue that it’s a form of oppression against asexual people, but I thought of something that really underscores how sex is an inescapable, all-consuming part of how our society works, and how there are ways that it manifests itself that asexual individuals might notice while sexual people just don’t. Basically, I can bring it together in one point:
The standard sizes for beds go like this: Twin, Full, Queen, King.
Twin and Full are wide enough for a single person, but too short for most grown people to fit, so we use them when we’re kids. But then, when you’re tall enough that you need an adult height bed… suddenly, beds are only available in a size wide enough for two people. Sure, there are Twin XL beds, but those are almost exclusively manufactured for colleges and you have a hard time finding bedding [at least other than ‘BACK2SKOOL college dorm-style’ bedding] for them or places to buy the bedframes or mattresses yourself, because when you get right down to it it’s an institutional size created [I’m betting] to try and discourage students at schools from screwing around.
So, there is no such thing as an easy to buy, easy to dress, adult-sized bed for a single person who will not be sharing their bedspace.
Sorry for the random mini-essay. I was thinking about it as I looked in my IKEA catalogue earlier and it dawned on me, ‘huh, there’s no asexual bed option! I literally HAVE to give up the width of another person worth of floor space if I want a bed I can lay in without my feet hanging off the end!’
one of our embassies in the middle east was shot with a rocket launcher killing several americans and all you can complain about is that you want a weird bedsize because you want to sleep alone and dont want to waste floorspace.
“asexual bed option”
having a giant bed you can roll around on owns though, why would you want a tiny single-person one
oh my god just buy a futon or a dang loft bed and shut up already
I’m 6’3” and like 280lbs. I sleep in a Full-size bed. It is plenty large enough for me. Know yer beds.