As regular readers know, I use Google Alerts to keep tabs on asexuality in mainstream (primarily news) media. In this article, I will survey the alerts for any mention of gray-asexuality, and discuss how it’s presented. This was directly inspired by Coyote’s survey of gray-asexuality in asexuality studies.
A blog post with a methodology section! I have Google Alerts set up for “asexual OR asexuality – reproduction”, with a few websites blacklisted to reduce spam. This method is systematic, but not perfect–as noted in my asexuality alert journal series, some links are of dubious relevance, and there are occasionally duplicates. But for the sake of time, I only removed articles if they were inaccessible, or in a non-text format (such as a podcast).
I looked at articles received between July 1st 2021 and December 31st 2021, and searched for “grey” or “gray” to find any mentions of gray-asexuality, grey-sexuality, graysexuality, or any equivalent term. Out of 284 articles, I found 25 articles that mentioned gray-asexuality, including one that was a duplicate.