Monthly Archives: July 2014

Not everybody wants to do it

This post was written for the July Carnival of Aces; this month’s topic is “Sex-Aversion & Sex-Repulsion.” Content warnings: mentions of sexual violence and gender dysphoria, but no specifics When I wrote about the treatment of sex-averse and sex-repulsed aces … Continue reading

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Call for international voices

Recently Tristifere and Katie both called for Americans to make room for more international perspectives on asexuality or its analogues.  The tendency so far, is that voices from the US, Canada, UK, and Australia dominate the discourse, and universalize their … Continue reading

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My Fellow (Ace) Americans – “International” spaces and mediating our voices

Of all the “get out of your seats and move” ice breakers I’ve endured throughout my education, there’s only one that gets my antisocial blessing. This was Introduction to Religious Studies, and the professor had a knack for transforming her … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Use and Boundaries of Sex-Favourable Asexual as a Term

I first started thinking and writing about sex-favourable asexuality in 2012 because I needed a term to describe an alienating invisibility that I felt when in the asexual community. Since then I have begun my Masters research on conceptual frameworks … Continue reading

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Linkspam: July 25th, 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! Bioware says it may explore poly and asexual relationships in future games.  … Continue reading

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Reviewing our agenda: a two-year retrospective

It was two years ago that I launched The Asexual Agenda, so it’s a good time to reflect on whether the blog has fulfilled its goals. The Asexual Agenda has become a big deal. At this time, we are definitively … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: July 22nd, 2014

Today is our bloggiversary!  A two-year retrospective will soon follow. What’s the biggest change you’ve had in the last year? In the last year, I moved in with my boyfriend.  Now we have floor to ceiling windows, and even more … Continue reading

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When the answer is always no: Sex aversion and my sex-negative feminism

This post is for the July Carnival of Aces. Content warning: Mentions of rape. I can’t pull all the threads apart, and I don’t claim to be able to. Which came first, the ex-chicken or the scrambled egg? What I … Continue reading

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Linkspam: July 18th, 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! Harmony Ink Press is seeking submissions with aromantic/asexual characters. The zine F-ACE-ing the Silence, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: July 15th, 2014

Recently, there’s been some discussion about the lack of discussion about ace relationships from aces who are in long-standing relationships. If you want to be in some sort of committed relationship but aren’t currently in one, what kinds of discussion … Continue reading

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