It’s Pride Month, and we’re surrounded by rainbows and unicorns! I’m on vacation at the moment, but I thought I’d throw together a quick collection of resources for you … about asexuality!
This is still a hugely misunderstood orientation, and is often left out of the conversation when it comes to queer identities. And in many cases it’s even still considered pathological. In fact, I spent most of my life thinking there was something wrong with me, because I never felt the kind of sexual attraction that I saw in people around me (and oh, did I try).
Then, in 2013, I came across the documentary (A)sexual. I had never even heard this term used in the context of sexual orientation before. And over the next year, as I read more and more about it, I realized that it felt right to me.
I may write more of my own story at another time. For now, check out the resources below for more information about what it means to be asexual. Happy reading!
What is Asexuality?
The Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)
What’s It Like To Be Asexual?
What Does it Mean to be a Woman When Sexuality is a Foreign Concept?
Asexuals struggle to come out in this sexed-up world
Feeling isolated as an asexual in a sexualised society
Questionably queer: Asexuality in the LGBT+ community
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Asexuality
Asexuality & Relationships
Asexual Relationships, Masturbation And Romance In the Ace Community
Asexual People Can Have Sex Lives – & Here’s What They’re Like
What asexuality can teach us about sexual relationships and boundaries
Online Dating Isn’t Easy – Especially When You’re Asexual
Asexuality & Parenting*
My Path to Becoming a Third Parent
*In searching out these resources, it’s pretty clear that there isn’t a lot out there for asexual parents, specifically. This was an issue that I ran into when I was thinking about having a kid, and something that I’d like to help correct. If I find any more resources (or write my own!) I’ll add them here.
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