With Swankivy’s new book The Invisible Orientation coming out in the US soon, I’ve been thinking about how people learn about asexuality in the first place.
How did you come across the term? Were you specifically looking for the concept, or did you trip over it by accident?
For me, the answer would have to be a mix of both! I’d been reading fairly intensely about LGBTQ topics on the old Gaia Online forums, but I wasn’t going out looking for any identity words–I just stumbled upon the Asexuality Q&A thread the members there used to run.