Do you read academic articles on asexuality? If so, which do you recommend?
When I was doing my Masters on asexuality I loved that I was constantly reading academic perspectives on asexuality. Many of the articles I read represented the community and asexual people in problematic/unhelpful ways, but I still valued knowing what academics were writing about us. Now that I’m pursuing academic research on a completely different topic I feel sorely out of touch from the academic asexuality loop. Every time I try to dip my toes back in my own reading list looms in the background. I keep saying, this week is too busy! Next week turns out to be more of the same. When discourses are so specialized and narrow, is it possible to have an informed point of view on them if they aren’t your main research area?
I don’t have any academic articles on asexuality that I’d recommend off the top of my head, but I really want to reread Anthony Bogaert’s 2012 article “Asexuality and Autochorissexualism (Identity-Less Sexuality).” The concept of autochorissexualism has had a lot more impact on the asexual community than I thought it would and I can’t wait to critically unpack/work through it.