Author Archives: Sciatrix

About Sciatrix

Sciatrix is an American graduate student studying ecology, evolution and behavior. She identifies as asexual and has mostly given up trying to sort out the whole romance thing for now. She has previously blogged about asexuality at Writing From Factor X. In her free time, she trains in canine agility and knits oddly cabled hats.

Why You Should Care

We’ve all talked about the really bad coming-out responses here before. You know, the ones where you out yourself and people order you to go to a doctor, or ask you about your rape history, or tell you that that’s … Continue reading

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Carnival of Aces: Cross-community Connections

The Carnival of Aces roundup for February has been posted by Demi Gray.  The theme was “Cross-community Connections,” so go check it out for lots of good posts on that topic! The Carnival of Aces for March is being hosted by Cinder … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: December 3rd, 2014

Bouncing off the discussion of preferred identity labels from a few weeks ago, I’ve been thinking about preferred terms for significant others (if you have one). Since I got married, I’ve noticed that a lot of people default to “wife” … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: November 18th, 2014

So in the past couple of weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about labels, mostly because of the excellent discussions on how ace communities have historically viewed labels and why (see here and here for more context). The emphasis on … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: November 4th, 2014

In honor of National Novel Writing Month: If you were going to write a novel with an asexual protagonist, what would it be about? (If you are writing one, please feel free to tell us! I know Siggy is currently working on … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: October 21st, 2014

I’ve been radio silent in the ace community for some time now, in part because I’m dealing with some fairly upsetting family issues that are sucking up a lot of my energy. But that has me thinking: If your family … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: October 7th, 2014

One of the more common “positive” responses that allosexual people often have to aces is “Wow, you must have so much free time for hobbies because you’re not interested in sex!” Do you think that you have significantly more time … Continue reading

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