Monthly Archives: August 2013

Linkspam: August 30th, 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! Here is a wonderful first-hand account of an asexual/non-asexual relationship where the non-ace has … Continue reading

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Teen aces and the “you might not be asexual forever” disclaimer

This post was written for the August 2013 Carnival of Aces.  This month’s theme is “teenagers.” You’ve probably seen the posts, either on AVEN or on tumblr, where some teenager writes in and says, “Hi, I’m [age] and I just found … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: August 27th, 2013

Welcome to this Tuesday’s Question of the Week! Feel free to leave your two cents’ worth and get some discussion happening. I’m a bit of a history nut, so there is nothing I would like more than to be able … Continue reading

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A relaxed community

I’ve seen many arguments over demisexuality over the years, and I’ve seen many people say that demisexuals aren’t an oppressed group.  Defenders of demisexuality  generally use two strategies.  The first is to talk about a few problems experienced by demisexuals.  … Continue reading

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What happens if all demisexual people are wrong

This is a guest post written by SlightlyMetaphysical of Asexual Curiosities. Following on from Swank Ivy’s excellent tumblr post, I just wanted to develop and draw out some of the logic in her arguments. One of the common reactions to … Continue reading

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Linkspam: August 23rd, 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! Swankivy writes about asexual visibility and which members of the asexual community should … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: August 20th, 2013

Asexuality is jokingly associated with cake to a degree that delights some people and annoys others. These associations often use simply the word “cake,” but the truth is, there are many kinds of cake out there! So: do you have … Continue reading

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Workshop recap: Asexuality and Relationships

This post is adapted from a workshop that I gave at a queer student conference in Sydney a month ago. It was well attended and I got some great feedback, so I thought I’d share a recap here. It’s quite … Continue reading

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Linkspam: August 16th, 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! redbeardace is thinking of writing an asexual guide to orgasms.  He’s looking for feedback … Continue reading

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Challenges faced by asexual spectrum survivors of sexual violence (part 2)

Trigger warnings: If you have any sort of sexual violence-related trigger, you should probably skip this post.  Specific triggers in this post for rape, sexual assault, child molestation, invalidation of both sexual orientation and lived experiences, sexuality policing, coercion (if you … Continue reading

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