YouTuber Ricky Dillon addressed the rampant speculation about his sexuality in a vulnerable new video on Sept. 7, and his explanation may surprise you! See his very honest and brave reveal, right here.
Ricky Dillon, 24, has been a YouTuber for 7 years, and during that whole time he has constantly gotten comments questioning his sexuality. He decided on Sept. 7 that it was time to put it to rest, so he came out with a bold new video explaining that he can’t be defined by a label like “gay” or “straight,” but “asexual” would be the closest thing to the way he feels.
“I don’t have a sexual attraction to anyone,” Ricky revealed in the solemn video. “I can look at a girl, I can look at a guy and I don’t feel a sexual attraction like most people do. Whether you’re straight, gay, bisexual, if you’re one of those things you have a sexual attraction toward someone. I don’t feel that. I don’t have a sexual drive, which probably sounds crazy, but I’ve wondered about it for a long time.”
Woah. I did NOT expect this kind of incredible feedback from my video, wow thank you I'm so happy today. I was so worried to post this
— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) September 7, 2016
Wow, Ricky is seriously so brave. While people of other sexual orientations have hundreds of people that they can look up to, there are very few “asexual” (or close to it) role models. Ricky definitely felt the pressure of the lack of representation. “I’ve thought something was wrong with me,” he said. “I’m not a freak, I’m just different. I never crave sex, I never crave love, I never crave a relationship, I don’t crave marriage.”
Despite that difference, Ricky is totally happy and comfortable being who he is! “I know that seems crazy and sad to people, but I’m very happy to be alone. I like independence. I like doing my own thing. I don’t look at someone and want them.” We’re so proud of you Ricky! Keep doing you, because you’re amazing!
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