My Virginity is Not A Challenge. | sexandfessenjoon Happy MONDAY Joonies, I keep it #FRESH as Hell, thanks to DIPLO: Ironically, I’m extremely uncomfortable getting detailed/personal– but its not fair that Farrah spills all the personal shit, and Saaghi gets away with sarcasm & embarassing stories. I don’t know how many of you reading are virgins, half-virgins, or far from it. But in both the Persian & American culture, its kind of a big deal where you stand in regards to the BIG V. As girls, we don’t know what to do with it–lose it? Keep it?
Questionnaire | Asexuality Archive Please note: All surveys are currently disabled while the responses are being analyzed. Thank you for your interest! Welcome to my multi-part asexuality questionnaire.
Welcome to the Asexual Visibility and Education Network. AVEN hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike. Unlike celibacy, which is a choice, asexuality is a sexual orientation. Asexual people have the same emotional needs as everybody else and are just as capable of forming intimate relationships. Asexual Visibility and Education Network
Acebook Hello, and welcome to Acebook! Acebook is a unique dating and social networking site for asexual people. If you’re asexual and looking to connect with someone who shares your interests, you’ve come to the right place. Even though we tend to like cake better than sex, many of us are still interested in romance. Just because we're asexual doesn't mean we should have to be lonely!
Apositive • Portal Most people on Apositive seem to agree that asexuality is not simply about whether or not somebody has sex, or enjoys sex, or even about whether or not somebody can want to have sex. It's about sexual attraction, and whether sexuality is a part of somebody's life and a necessary aspect of intimate relationships. The media like to portray asexuality as “Here's somebody who doesn't want sex.” Even many asexual people say something like “Asexuals don't experience sexual attraction, and don't want to have sex,” again making it about the act. But asexuality, as I understand it, is about more than some particular act, or group of acts – it's about not interacting with people along a sexual framework, and not desiring and requiring sexuality (note the -uality, the whole sexual mindset) to be a part of close relationships in the way that sexual people do.
Asexuality is a sexual orientation, like heterosexuality or homosexuality, etc., but instead of being sexually attracted to men or women, asexual people are sexually attracted to no one. This doesn’t mean we all hate sex or avoid it, it just means we don’t find people sexually attractive. The Asexuality Archive is a collection of all things Ace. In these pages, I hope to provide a comprehensive and uncensored look into what asexuality is, what it means to us and how it shapes our lives. My intention is to provide information that is approachable and informative, whether or not you’re asexual. : An informational book about what asexuality is, what it’s like to be asexual, and what people should know about asexuality. Asexuality Archive
asexuality: Asexual heroes Hi all,I have a question and maybe you could help me. I am trying to find out any fictional asexual character (doesn´t matter if it is from a book or a movie etc). I thought it would be an easy challenge, but surprisingly, all I can think of is BBC Sherlock Holmes only.
A friend who rarely mentions sex has not had any in at least a decade. It has always seemed odd to me, but he is someone I really care for, and I accept him as he is. When I discovered the AVEN board, I put two and two together and got asexuality. I did not want to confront my friend over something he might not be comfortable talking about, but I did want to let him know that I was asexual-friendly. Unable to concoct a better plan, I sent a FYI e-mail to a dozen friends, letting them know that I was reading very interesting threads on the AVEN board. I even sent links to some of my favorites. Understanding Asexuality from the Outside | Asexual Visibility and Education Network
Someone asked “Where can one acquire the Ace of Spades asexuality cards that say “Some People Are Asexual?” and to this I reply: you could make them. That’s what I did. Mini-tutorial below the cut. ace up your sleeve - Ace mini-tutorial
Why It Is Healthy To Be Asexual -- The Sexual Futurist
An Asexual Map for Sex-Positive Feminism During a recent discussion of asexuality in the comments on Clarisse Thorn’s sex-positive 101 post, a reader named Kaz got in touch. Kaz is German and studying mathematics in the UK. Ze is a feminist activist and eir particular interests are related to asexuality and disability rights. You can find zer on Dreamwidth. (Please note that a commenter named Norah also wrote a blog response to the comments at CT’s place.) As it currently stands, many asexual people often describe the sex-positive movement as unsafe for them.
“A slut is a person of any gender who has the courage to lead life according to the radical proposition that sex is nice and pleasure is good for you,” write Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy in The Ethical Slut: A guide to infinite sexual possibilities. In doing so, they create space for every sexual possibility except for one: the possibility to consider whether sex may not be nice. Some might suggest this space exists, already populated by woman-haters, given the shame, hatred and violence on offer for women who dare to have sex on their own terms. But these moralistic right-wing views don’t hold that sex is not nice – they hold that women who have sex (and others who are seen to be treated as women in sex) are not nice. As such it is both progressive and radical to say that sex is not shameful for women, and that a woman should not be punished for her sexual choices; radical, because shaming and punishment are both commonplace. The Ethical Prude: Imagining An Authentic Sex-Negative Feminism | A Radical TransFeminist
I’ve been having a bit of a think about how asexuality is addressed in a social justice context. Well, to the extent to which it is addressed. I’ve been particularly troubled by how it gets manipulated as a politicised tool by sexual people at the expense of asexual people. I almost always see asexuality brought up as a negative and inaccurately. For example, a disabled character or character of colour in a television show might be denied sexuality or coded as non-sexual. Someone critiquing this portrayal from a social justice perspective might condemn it as “asexualising” or some such, as though asexuality is an oppressive tool rather than an orientation. Not social justice from where I’m standing