We’ve been having a lot of discussions lately on my feeds about how the asexual community relates to itself and specific smaller groups inside it.
What do you think of when people say “the asexuality community?” Do you think of communities primarily online or off? Do you think of the community being centralized or spread out, and where do you think it’s located?
I am sometimes terribly self-centered and think of “myself and the people I routinely listen to on the Internet, mostly on Tumblr and WordPress, and also the people I see every week for ace meetup” as the asexual community. Except it’s not; it’s just my asexual community. I try to keep myself from doing that, though, and instead try to envision “the asexual community” as, roughly, “the set of people who identify under the asexual umbrella and talk to each other about it.” That’s not one amorphous blob, either; it includes people who only look at Tumblr and people who only look at AVEN and people who only talk to their ace friends on Dreamwidth and people who really don’t engage online at all–which raises the question of whether or not I even actually believe there is one ace community. What do you guys think?