Do you think of your asexuality and gender as interrelated in any way?
I don’t see any natural or obvious connections between my nongender and asexuality. It’s not as if one led to the other and they appear to function relatively independently. However, I’m definitely more likely to be open as agender and nonbinary in asexual spaces.
In the 2014 AVEN community census, similar to previous surveys, the results indicated that “asexual communities are largely female, with high numbers of nonbinary-identified individuals and low numbers of men.” The relatively large presence and visibility of nonbinary people has helped me feel a lot more comfortable openly identifying, which is a big deal for me because I’m (unfortunately) not out everywhere and to everyone. Furthermore, talking about nonbinary and asexual politics seems normal to me because a surprising number of us are both.
I wonder, how do women feel about being asexual in a space that is predominantly female? I know there is a lot of merit in creating women’s only spaces. Though certainly not the same, because the asexual community is open to everyone, I wonder if there are any similarities to be drawn.