IC, I have played straight and bi male characters, straight and bi female characters. For some reason, never solely lesbian women or gay male characters. Roughly equal ratio of male to female.
OOC, I am asexual, cis female. I've had two kinds of responses to this on the few occasions this has come to light:
- 'OMG why are you RPing someone sexy/having IC sex/being in a relationship??
- You're clearly not really asexual if you're involved in online sexy times
The answer that I rarely get the opportunity to give? Because it's fun. Relationships, be they romantic or sexual or both or neither, are fun. They provide tension and give a space to play out interesting scenarios. But apparently, that's not allowed?
Needless to say, I don't talk about it often.
Edit: There was one time I mentioned it to the player of an IC lover, and he was cool with it (you know who you are!) So, one time out of about a dozen!