Author Archives: Talia

About Talia

Talia is an asexual, nonbinary, vegan-feminist that drinks a lot of coffee and stays up very late playing Blizzard video games and writing fiction. They are working on a PhD in Environmental Studies where they think a lot about oppression as intersectional and impacting identities differentially. Talia has a particular fondness for asexuality, fandom, and Critical Animal Studies. Their personal blog is

Question of the Month: August 13th, 2019.

How do you feel about physical contact or touch?  Do you like platonic, sensual, and/or sexual physical contact with someone you trust and like? Do you prefer to only touch, only be touched, neither, or both? Does what you are … Continue reading

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Question of the Month: July 16th, 2019.

Did you know you were ace right away or did you go through a questioning period? I’ve heard a lot of people who identify as gray-asexual describe a questioning period or time after they heard the label when they were … Continue reading

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The Biology Definition of Asexuality May Have More Impact on the Sexual Orientation Than We Think

For a long time I assumed there was a chasm between asexuality as a scientific term and as a sexual orientation identity; the words were separate and the gap between them unbreachable. Asexuality meant one thing in biology textbooks and … Continue reading

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Question of the Month: June 18th, 2019.

What do you think of content warnings in ace spaces? Do you use them? Would you like people to warn for content they usually don’t post warnings for?

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Question of the Month: May 14th, 2019.

How explicit do you think ace representation needs to be?  One of the most popular examples of claimed to be ace characters I can think of is Sherlock from the BBC version. Apparently actor Benedict Cumberbatch affirmed Sherlock as asexual, … Continue reading

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Question of the Month: April 16th, 2019.

How do you feel about participating in studies on asexuality?  Some other related questions you can answer: do you participate whenever you see a study? Are you concerned about who the author is? Do you feel differently about studies made … Continue reading

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Question of the Month: February 12, 2019.

How do you identify politically?  The contributors on this blog have decided to turn Question of the Week into Question of the Month. Welcome to our first Question of the Month! New questions will be posted on a Tuesday in … Continue reading

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