Monthly Archives: July 2013

Challenges faced by asexual spectrum survivors of sexual violence (part 1)

Trigger warnings: If you have any sort of sexual violence-related trigger, you might want to skip this post.  Specific triggers in this post for rape, sexual assault, child molestation, corrective rape, invalidation of both sexual orientation and lived experiences, victim-blaming to … Continue reading

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Switching On Airplane Mode

When I saw that the theme for this month’s Carnival of Aces was doubt, I was excited. That’s because to my mind, self-doubt is one of the central components of an asexual experience as we know it. It is, after … Continue reading

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Linkspam: July 26th, 2013

Every Friday, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments! Thursday Wednesday is the last day to submit to the July Carnival of … Continue reading

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Question of the year: July 22nd, 2013

The Asexual Agenda launched one year ago today.  Even though part of the blog’s stated goal was longevity, back then I wasn’t sure that it would last longer than a few months.  And here we are now, wishing The Agenda … Continue reading

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Confirmed asexual characters in fiction

I have seen at least three posts on tumblr within the past month lamenting the lack of asexual characters in anything ever, and Siggy wrote about the characteristics of an asexual character last month, so I figured it was time to … Continue reading

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Linkspam: July 19th, 2013

Every Friday, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments! Asexual Awareness Week is hosting a monthly asexual town hall.  This month’s subject … Continue reading

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So You Want to Talk to the Media: Some tips and other things to think about.

If you’re a blogger or an activist or someone researching asexuality, chances are that someone will one day ask you to do an interview, or to be in the media in some form. If you’re thinking about talking to the … Continue reading

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Asexuals who like sex, and why we talk about them

It seems like the hot new thing these days in asexual visibility is to highlight the existence of asexuals who like sex. Or is it really?  I can’t actually think of any example where it’s mentioned in major media.  It … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: July 16th, 2013

Welcome to this Tuesday’s Question of the Week! Feel free to leave your two cents’ worth and get some discussion happening. Last week I did an interview about asexual relationships for a story on asexual relationships and how asexual people … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Hinderliter 2013

Last week we discussed Hinderliter’s “How is Asexuality Different From Sexual Desire Disorder”: Hinderliter, Andrew. “How is asexuality different from hypoactive sexual desire disorder?.” Psychology & Sexuality 4.2 (2013): 167-178. The paper expands on previous discussions on the differences and similarities between … Continue reading

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