Book recommendation: I KNOW VERY WELL HOW I GOT MY... →
The night he loses his virginity, he becomes Dean. Amy Wagner names him—and she would know best. Amy knows all kinds of things that Dean doesn’t understand—things about sex, music, and the darker side of life. All Dean knows is his safe suburban home with his parents,books, and imaginary games. Until now, he’s been able to hide his true identity, even from himself. To the rest of the world, he...
Help Spread the Word?
asexualpocsunite: A week or so ago I met a nice Tumblr person who was asexual, yet had no knowledge of Tumblr’s asexual community. The reply I got to an asexual post was along the lines of “I’m not alone”. I’m sure we can all relate to that, so I’ve decided I’d like to start a comprehensive list to add to what I’ve already got going here; but for all the asexual blogs on Tumblr. I’m actually...
Les asexuels: le group négligé par Kinsey →
A French article about Anthony Bogaert’s research on asexuality.
I am making a list of asexuality-related blogs (blogs which are all about asexuality, as well as those which talk about it frequently, or else are written by asexual people). Any suggestions?
"An Asexual YA Heroine? Why Not?" →
rj-anderson: centrumlumina: GUYS. THIS IS [BY] ONE OF MY FAVOURITE AUTHORS WHO HAS BRILLIANT CHARACTERISATION AND A REALLY INTERESTING TAKE ON THINGS AND IT’S A SEQUEL TO HER BOOK ON SYNESTHESIA WHICH I HAVE BEEN QUIETLY OBSESSED WITH SINCE THE AGE OF ELEVEN. HER NEXT BOOK IS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A TEENAGE ASEXUAL FEMALE CHARACTER AND IT IS THE BEST THING. Yay, somebody else wrote me a...
Carnival of Aces: Round-up for October
queenieofaces: Welcome to this month’s Carnival of Aces! During the month of October, people across the asexual community wrote about sexual education—how it has affected them, why it’s important, and how it could be better. Dominique wrote about his experiences with sexual education at a Catholic middle school and high school in “On sex education, for the Carnival of Aces”: The official...
Quick anonymous survey for anyone at least 18... →
lunasspecto: I need a wide range of people to respond, but I particularly want a large sample of asexual respondents and a contrasting sample of people who are not asexual. I need to collect and analyze the data very quickly. It’s for a class on experimental psychology I had last semester, and I need to have something done for it by 14 September 2012, so I’ll be closing the survey within a day....
The segment is offensive and mean. In the middle of three minutes of jokes, host...– Sara Beth Brooks, the founder of Asexual Awareness Week, on Fox News’ offensive and invalidating segment on asexuality. (via reallyfoxnews)
The Guardian | Asexuality always existed, you just... →
And that visibility also explains the apparent rise, as it leads people with more amorphous sexual orientations towards an eventual identification that describes themselves and their feelings. Ten years ago, I knew nothing about asexuality, other than as a term from science classes that referred to some plants and animals. … I started identifying as asexual but it didn’t mean that...
The Asexual Agenda is hosting the Carnival of Aces for August. This month’s...– Carnival of Aces: Call for submissions | The Asexual Agenda This needs to be advertised more. Please submit by the end of August. (via godlessace)
Ontario asexuals challenge assumptions →
Asexuality in the Metro (UK) →
quirkysaur: Surprisingly good article, lots of stats, mention of aromanticism, understanding of attraction =/= behaviour AND in a really common paper! *happy*
Asexuality survey needs 500 More Participants →
ace-reporter: I’ll reblog her actual Tumblr post later.
Asexuality Arrives | Single at Heart →
greenchestnuts: This is a post I conceived of a while back but never got around to making. Asexuality has existed as a cohesive and community-based identity for about 12 years, largely centered around the Internet to bring together scattered individuals. In those twelve years, aces have gotten a documentary as well as a textbook (which I hope will be good!) and a number of papers. Asexuality...
Media imagery of asexuality
aceupyoursleeve: background images from articles in Nerve, Marie Claire, and Folha. There’s been a recent discussion about the cover of a potential asexual romance anthology, The Heart of Aces. Everything has already been said, but it reminded me of something else that I wanted to do. So here’s an analysis of the imagery that the media considers appropriate to accompany articles about...
Asexuality Identity and Experiences Survey - Call...
acesecrets: Julia Prims, of the University Of Colorado Boulder, is conducting research into asexuality for their honors thesis: “This study is intended to examine the cultural dismissal of asexuality and self-esteem, depression, and self-concept in asexually identified individuals. You are being asked to participate in this study because you either identify as asexual or have ties to the asexual...
rainbowcatvomit: So, we’re going over Sexual Identity. Mostly we were talking about Homosexual and Heterosexual. I brought up Asexual, and my teacher asked me to email him information about Asexuality. If anyone wants to send me any personal information or experiences about asexuality, demisexuality, and grey-a I’d appreciate it. I’m not asexual so I can only give him a third-party...
outlawroad: Lust, Romance & Attachment: The Science of Love and Whom We Choose Dr. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist, has conducted extensive research using fMRI scans to study the human brain in lust and romantic love. The above link is a video of a lecture she gave in 2010 on her work in this area. The reason I want to share this with you is because of how groundbreaking her...
Skeptic's Play: A dilemma on asexuality and race →
Asexuals deserve a history.
writingfromfactorx: And y’know, sometimes I worry that bits and pieces of it are being lost? Because there are things that I know, as someone who has been around for a fairly long time and listened in a lot of spaces, that I think other people might not. I’m thinking here of things like the Non-Libidoists, who were an early asexual splinter group that set itself in opposition to AVEN and who...
AroPlane - A Forum for Aromantic and... →
aromanticaardvark: Please join and signal boost!
Sex? No thanks. →
Asexuality gaining visibility as a sexual orientation
March Carnival of Aces Roundup: Sexual Exploration →
Sex With Friends: An Asexual Perspective →
Workshop on asexuality next Tuesday at McGill. →
A workship for “potential asexuals and those who generally want to know more” will be held Tuesday, March 6, at Burnside Hall (805 Sherbrooke W. room 512, 5 p.m.). For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
asexualeducation: A new tumblr blog has been created specifically for those who’re PoC and asexual. I would highly recommend following it even if you’re not a PoC but only to observe and learn, rather than contribute. http://asexualpocsunite.tumblr.com/ PoC = People of colour.
As the description of this blog is "A place for...
gray-asexuality: Please send an askbox message or Fan Mail to metapianycist if interested. Please signal boost this post, if you can.
Valentine's Apathy →
writingfromfactorx: Also I wrote about most of the reason for today’s generalized grouchiness.
Writing From Factor X: Linkspam →
Trevor Project Seeks More Asexual Resources →
ace-reporter: I know many of you will want to respond. I’m going to ask you not to respond on Tumblr. Please use our commenting feature to collect the responses in a single space. You do not need to log into the site to use the commenting feature, and the email address is not shown to anyone. I would have liked to have gotten more information from the contact, but it seems to be in the...
An Asexual Map for Sex-Positive Feminism... →
“House” gets asexuality wrong →
In a TV first, the Fox drama introduces asexual characters — only to blame their identity on a medical condition
Why the Hell Does an Aromantic Asexual Read... →
Writing From Factor X: House Linkspam →
Asexual/Aromantic Character Show and Tell: Who's...
eccecorinna: I’ve been following the recent (and let’s face it, not just recent) mediafail regarding asexual and aromantic characters in fiction, adding my two cents here and there. Sometimes I feel like I’m side-eyeing the popular media so hard that my eyes are just going to get stuck that way. One thing, however, is heartening. As I’ve read through the posts on my dash, I’ve noticed a lot of...
Writing From Factor X: "This Is Not My 'Better... →
Any asexuals in Albuquerque NM want to take part...
avenpt: Dr. Nicole Prause of the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque NM (USA) is wanting to include asexuals in the following study: Title: Self-regulation of approach motivation states Purpose of Study: This study is designed to examine who and why some people are better able to change their sexual responses than others. Asexuals are of special interest because it is thought that they do not...
I Am Asexual (and It’s Awesome!) →
December Asexy Linkspam →
The Calinlapin: New paper on asexuality →
writingfromfactorx: calinlapin: http://gnovisjournal.org/2011/11/21/lily-hughes-journal/ “This paper investigates the existence of asexuality or ace identity. The aim of the paper is twofold, to examine the emergence of a seemingly impossible identity and to consider the consequences of an asexual space in a sexual discourse…. I was generally unimpressed with this one for a variety of...
Apropos of nothing...
writingfromfactorx: …I finally got around to writing a post for the Carnival of Aces. Uh, I’m the worst carnival promotor ever, sorry about that, and the deadline is approaching fast. If you’ve got the ability to write a post about attraction by Thursday, though, you totally should! The post itself: And then you get on to romantic attraction. This is about the point where I start to get...
A Really Positive Article on Asexuality That... →
Let's Not Generalize, Please →
writingfromfactorx: “Look. When you say “you know you’re ace when someone makes an innuendo and you think of something completely unrelated to sex?” That erases the experience of a lot of aces. Mine, for one–I usually see the innuendo. Or not being able to comprehend “sexy”–oh, come on, I can tell when someone is gorgeous and I’ve never had any trouble understanding what “sexy” means, if only...
Ily over at Asexy Beast has some awesome things to... →
writingfromfactorx: The thing is, most of us have been receiving negative messages about asexuality our entire lives. I still receive them daily from our culture…and this is on top of all the other negative messages I receive for other “undesirable” aspects of my identity. I don’t think that neutral statements, like the fact that we exist, can overcome the barrage of negative statements that we...