Linkspam: April 3rd, 2015

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 posted a general guide to asexuality on  He’s also looking for feedback on what the parents’ guide to asexuality should include.

killerbee13 wrote about an important relationships that was influenced by xyr demisexuality and aromanticism.

Draw from the Deck is a new asexual news digest blog.

The Irish Examiner ran an article suggesting that a letter-writer may be asexual.

Gurl responded to a letter-writer who may be asexual as well. The author notes that one of her best friend is asexual, and included her comments.

Bustle posted an article about asexuality focused on dispelling myths.

United Academics posted an article about a study at the University of Leuven in Belgium.

About queenieofaces

QueenieOfAces is a graduate student in the U.S. studying Japanese religion. She is a queer asexual. She also blogs over at Concept Awesome and runs Resources for Ace Survivors. She is never quite sure what to write in these introduction things, but this one time she accidentally got a short story on asexuality published in an erotica magazine.
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4 Responses to Linkspam: April 3rd, 2015

  1. DG Arf says:

    OMG The Bustle article’s Truth #1 makes me feel so validated:

    “Some people who identify as asexual might feel sexual desire once they’ve developed an emotional bond with a specific person. Some people describe themselves falling somewhere between sexual and asexual.”

    Describing demisexuality and gray asexuality that way makes it seem like the lines between the three identities are blurred, which is a good thing… And it’s so much better than “asexuals are people don’t feel sexual attraction and then over here we have weirdos who use different words.”

    • DG Arf says:

      Though the “there is no causal link” between trauma and asexuality kinda sucks… :/ Guess you can’t have everything when it comes to mainstream coverage.

  2. Norah says:

    I can’t leave a comment on the tumblr about the parent’s guide, so maybe someone can forward this?

    For parents, when your child comes out: don’t start going on about how sexuality is often fluid. All it comes across as is that you’re hoping it will be because you don’t want your child to be asexual.

    If your child has a partner (or more than one), don’t start out by asking about how they’re dealing with it; especially don’t say anything like “poor ” or “that must be rough on “.

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