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Asexuality 101, annotated

This article is being cross-posted to my personal blog, A Trivial Knot. Some people may have seen the Asexuality 101 page linked on the side bar of A Trivial Knot. I originally wrote that article in 2011, and transported it … Continue reading

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A whirlwind history of asexual communities

I’ve seen plenty of people lament the lack of ace history. But in theory, “we” know plenty about ace history, it’s just that that knowledge doesn’t seem to propagate widely. There are some ace history buffs, especially sennkestra, coyote, Ace … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Gendering asexuality

This month, the ace journal club discussed “Gendering asexuality and asexualizing gender: A qualitative study exploring the intersections between gender and asexuality” by Kristina Gupta (2019). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1363460718790890 (requires journal access) The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Asexuality in YA

This month, the ace journal club discussed “Asexuality and the Potential of Young Adult Literature for Disrupting Allonormativity” by Patricia Kennon. (2021) https://www.ijyal.ac.uk/articles/10.24877/IJYAL.41/# (publicly accessible) The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using text or voice as club … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Differences between aromantic and romantic

This month, the ace journal club discussed “Sexuality, Sexual Behavior, and Relationships of Asexual Individuals: Differences Between Aromantic and Romantic Orientation” by Ana Catarina Carvalho & David L. Rodrigues. (2021) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10508-021-02187-2 (requires journal access) The journal club meets once a … Continue reading

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Gray Asexuality in mainstream media

As regular readers know, I use Google Alerts to keep tabs on asexuality in mainstream (primarily news) media. In this article, I will survey the alerts for any mention of gray-asexuality, and discuss how it’s presented. This was directly inspired … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Grounded Exploration of Asexuality and Disability

This month, the ace journal club discussed “You Have to be Normal to be Abnormal: An Empirically Grounded Exploration of the Intersection of Asexuality and Disability” by Karen Cuthbert. (2015) https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0038038515587639 (requires journal access) The journal club meets once a month … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Asexuality and healthcare practitioners

This month, the ace journal club discussed “Asexual-Identified Adults: Interactions with Health-Care Practitioners” by Shelby K Flanagan & Heather J Peters. (2020) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32222850/ (requires journal access) The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using text or voice as … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Bi/Pan Identity Pathways

This month, the ace journal club discussed “‘I Didn’t Know Ace Was a Thing’: Bisexuality and Pansexuality as Identity Pathways in Asexual Identity Formation” by Canton Winer et al. (2022) https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/agnd8/ (freely available) (Please note that this is a preprint, … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Sexual orientation in Japan

This month, the ace journal club discussed “Understanding Sexual Orientation Identity, Sexual/Romantic Attraction, and Sexual Behavior beyond Western Societies: The Case of Japan” by Daiki Hiramori & Saori Kamano (2020) https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/ds8at/ (preprint, freely available) The journal club meets once a … Continue reading

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