Asexuality and Furniture








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 use to sleep on a twin size bed comfortably? Same with a full? Aren’t fulls like, made for adults basically that’s what they are unless you’re like SUPER tall. Even then, my ex and I fit super comfortably on a twin bed, so I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH SPACE YOU NEED TO BE COZY? BECAUSE I LITERALLY SLEPT ON A BED MADE FOR CHILDREN JUST FINE. THIS IS LIKE COMPLAINING BECAUSE YOU’RE ONLINE AND DIDN’T LIKE BEDS FOR IDIOTIC REASONS. Like I said, a little unrelated but like, fuck, just get a futon or ome shit like Adri said. Though futons are mad uncomfortable.

  1. arra-tech reblogged this from ace-n-life and added:
    I’m too tall for normal beds…I find it comfortable though
  2. sherriffdeadcrackers reblogged this from ace-n-life
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  5. remyreckons reblogged this from fisticuffsandadventure and added:
    …..Asexual. bed. option. -snort- xD No but seriously, what is this land of tiny beds the OP lives in? Really. I find it...
  6. lemonsharks reblogged this from zedasaysdudealot and added:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=buy+twin+xl+bed+online https://www.google.com/search?q=buy+twin+xl+mattress+online Which...
  7. roadkill2580 reblogged this from l33tsaber
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  9. fisticuffsandadventure reblogged this from damedonger and added:
    uhhhh full sized beds are slightly over 6 feet long i’m pretty sure if you can’t fit in them the problem is that you’re...
  10. rosesmomhasgotitgoingon reblogged this from rydiahighwind
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  12. rydiahighwind reblogged this from elendraug and added:
    ????? THIS IS WHY MY FEET HANG OFF THE END OF MY BED wow Some of the comments up there are kind of annoying, not gonna...
  13. xanthofile reblogged this from jumpingjacktrash
  14. h-azmat reblogged this from cupcakearrow and added:
    Nobody said anything about oppression. I saw their second post before I saw the original. I accept there are...
  15. cupcakearrow reblogged this from h-azmat and added:
    Okay asexual and have a twin XL bed- 1) In some places, the sheets are REALLY REALLY HARD to find in good quality. The...
  16. thatsanawkwardthingtosay reblogged this from h-azmat
  17. doiecism reblogged this from h-azmat and added:
    Thank. Good post
  18. judgeclaudeyolo reblogged this from elendraug and added:
    I don’t think OP understands how some people sleep. I need that whole bed to myself. I can’t even share with my cat...
  19. snigepippi reblogged this from jumpingjacktrash and added:
    American problem. In Scandinavia most IKEA...are 90cmX200cm, the halfdouble
  20. izzybutt reblogged this from lawlspy and added:
    I have a double bed, and if I sleep with my head right at the head of the bed, I’ve still got a good foot of space at...
  21. lesliehiggins reblogged this from battroid
  22. forkflinger reblogged this from voodoo-otter and added:
    A few years ago, I thought I was asexual (I’ve since realized otherwise). I went online to check out asexual communities...
  23. averyboneygirl reblogged this from moved-to-maplewren
  24. duivennest reblogged this from konekosilvertail and added:
    I’m so fucking confused by this post? I’ve been sleeping on an adult-sized single bed for the past..urh.. 18 years now...
  25. makibana reblogged this from karibie
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  27. maevele reblogged this from freibiergesicht and added:
    posting from my twin bed that I fit on.
  28. herbaljabbage reblogged this from nellysketchesnstuff and added:
    really interesting point...definately shows us...sex” is...
  29. freibiergesicht reblogged this from harmonioussanctity and added:
    lol wow idk how tall the op is, but um, full sized beds are intended for adults sleeping alone, that is why they exist....
  30. nellysketchesnstuff reblogged this from blyujay and added:
    Cuz, you know, there’s no way asexual people would want more bed space. Have you ever thought that maybe some asexuals...