Isn’t it funny how we call single people “available?” Available for what?– The Ethical Slut. Submitted by frompastmetofutureme. (via asexyquotes) available for games of Settlers of Cataan when everyone else is too busy making eyes at their significant others?
lizziegoneastray: hernameishelen: lizziegoneastray: hernameishelen: blueboxesaresexy: lizziegoneastray: hernameishelen: lizziegoneastray: Hey guys, remember that study that started floating around back when we were arguing with theamazingatheist? The one that proves that we exist? Do any of you know where that is? I want to put it on Ace Talk. It has come to my attention that...
lizziegoneastray: southpawscopic: Asexual Awareness Week presentation tomorrow (all right- later today) at Drew University. Am I prepared? You’ll be great! It’s not like we don’t all have the 101 stuff pretty much memorized anyway. Lack of sexual attraction, romantic orientations, no we don’t reproduce by budding, etc. etc. etc. You can do this, no problem. :) Woooo! Good luck!...
So I just finished giving my first ever asexuality 101 workshop for QSA today! Nerve-wracking, but also pretty fun. There were some parts that could use improvements, but at least now I know better for the next time! Overall, though, I think it went pretty well. And I got to meet some new aces, which is always cool! In other news, we still have an (A)sexual screening coming up! If you’re...
The 2011 Ace Community Census
greenchestnuts: Results can be found here. It’s cool to have these numbers. If I recall correctly, most or nearly all of the options were ticky boxes and not radio buttons (which is good), which makes any sort of number-crunching difficult. However— why was there no option for biromantic/panromantic? These seems like a glaring omission, and one that I didn’t notice at the time, since I was too...
micechildren: I was going to do a speech on Disney representing women positively. Unfortunately, all the research I could find says Disney represents women negatively. So instead, I am going to do a speech on asexuality, as it being a valid form of sexuality and recognizing it as not a mental illness. Wish me luck? Or send me good research? http://www.asexualexplorations.net/home/ is a...
Request: Video Recommendations!
So I’m putting together a workshop for AAW at my campus, and I’d like to avoid having it just be me blabbing about my thoughts on asexuality, so I’d like to maybe mix in some other mixed media. I’m looking for a couple main things: -video/audio/quotes from articles/etc. representing how asexuality is viewed in the media - both good and bad. -video/audio/other...
beethovenwasdeaf asked: Hey,how's everything? I really like your theme,but I can't find the custom html.Where did you found it?
Gray-A / Grey-A
beethovenwasdeaf: Asexuality and sexuality are not black and white; some people identify in the gray (spelled “grey” in some countries) area between them. People who identify as gray-A can include, but are not limited to those who: do not normally experience sexual attraction, but do experience it sometimes experience sexual attraction, but a low sex drive experience sexual attraction and...
aromanticaardvark: “Monogamous, or poly?” “Uhhhh…” um…nonogamous? (or would that just be nine wives….)
So I just found out one of my favorite webcomic...
And on top of that, someone else came out as ace at the my uni’s Queer and Asian meeting today. She left early, so I didn’t get to talk to her about it, but maybe I’ll see her later this week. Overall, an awesomely asexy day today.
LGBT(QIA) 30 but really 12 Day meme.
I originally started this on my other blog, but I thought I’d collect all the responses in one place here for convenience. My original posts can be found here some of these posts contain outdated info, but the majority of it is still relevant. LGBT(QIA) 30 12 Day meme: Day 1 - Your sexual orientation or gender identity. Be creative in your definition. Gender identity is female,...
Help Wanted: Defining demisexuality
Ok, so I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback that’ll be really helpful. There just remains one issue: I need a good, 1-sentence or less definition of demisexuality! I currently have this: There are also some people who identify as being part the asexual spectrum without being fully asexual, such as grey-asexuals (who experience only very rare, weak, and/or ambiguous sexual...
Anonymous asked: Another thing about the poster, the link to qsaberkeley's tumblr only works when it is /AAW (in caps) not with /aaw (lower case) for some reason.
Anonymous asked: Great poster! This is really pedantic, but the way you’ve defined celibacy, it isn’t really possible for asexuals to practice it. Some asexuals are celibate sure, but not because it is “a conscious decision not to act on sexual attraction” because they don’t experience sexual attraction to begin with! Maybe celibacy is a “a conscious decision to abstain from...
Terminology question for Demis and Graces:
So, this is just a semi-random thought that popped into my head the other day: Sexual orientation is usually a reference to which gender(s) you are sexually attracted to, and romantic orientation is usually a reference to which gender(s) you are romantically attracted to. Now, as I understand it, Demisexuality and Grey-asexuality are a little different in that they specify a sort of….mode?...
Asexual Awareness Week is coming up! →
to everything strange, inchoate: On erasure and... →
metafictionally: Hey Tumblr, ‘sup. So I’m in charge of chairing tonight’s LMU GSA meeting, and the subject is erasure/discrimination within the queer community and within queer-friendly (supposedly) media. I have a little by way of media (videos and such) and I have some discussion questions for the group, but… There’s good post here about an article that mentions asexual erasure,...