Do you identify as just ace or do you also use other labels? If you use other labels, where do you use them?
Asexuality is probably the biggest part of my sexual orientation, but I also identify as queer, sex-favourable, and a questioning demiromantic. If I feel comfortable I mention my asexuality, queerness, and sex-favourable leanings all at the same time. All the experiences these labels convey flow into each other. Saying I’m just asexual never feels like enough.
My potential demiromanticism only comes up when I’m trying to explain to potential dates why a “friends first” feeling is important to me. Dating is a major place where my labels drastically change. I usually don’t mention my asexuality until I get to know someone. Too early and I’m worried they’ll filter me out because they don’t understand what I’m trying to convey when I use the word asexual. Almost everywhere else I’m asexual, whether you get what that means or not. On dating sites I usually indicate that I’m bisexual and pansexual because, to the uninformed, I think that signals that I’m open to all genders. I’ve mentioned this before and still haven’t made up my mind exactly how I feel about it.