Monthly Archives: June 2014

What is Intellectual Attraction Anyways? in Five Options

This is post two in a series on intellectual attraction. Post one was “An Introduction to Thinking About Intellectual Attraction” and covered why I’m motivated to think about intellectual attraction and the multiplicity framework I will be using to write … Continue reading

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Linkspam: June 27th, 2014

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! The Ace Theist wrote about the condemnation of grey areas. Fistfelt wrote about lying … Continue reading

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Break the see-saw cycle

I remember the Q&A threads on AVEN, where one of the most common topics was, “Is anyone else asexual and _____??”  Many things would go in the blank, including  “read porn”, “feel sick at the thought of sex”, “just love … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: June 24th, 2014

Lately people have been reminiscing on asexual history from 2011.  That’s when the Tumblr community was just starting, and there was the infamous “asexual privilege” debacle, and all the associated arguments about whether aces can be queer.  What were you … Continue reading

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I am not your dirty secret

Content warnings: mentions of sexual violence, but no specifics Fellow aces, we need to have a discussion about how we treat sex-averse and sex-repulsed aces.  Sex-repulsed and sex-averse aces are by no means a minority in the community–according to the AAW census, … Continue reading

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Linkspam: June 20th, 2014

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! New blog spotted: Asexuality in a Sexual World. beardedcamel has an idea about how … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Thinking About Intellectual Attraction

“I’ve been really obsessed with people in the past – obsessed in a way that, on the surface, implied that I was head over heels in love with them. Yes I knew I ‘loved’ them – but it was more … Continue reading

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