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Journal Club: Rethinking Gray-Asexuality

This month, the ace journal club discussed “A Rethinking of Gray Asexuality: What do we Learn from an Undefinable Identity”, by Jason Gurevitch (2019). https://digitalcommons.colby.edu/honorstheses/967/ (freely available) The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using text or voice … Continue reading

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Journal Club: “Sex” and the Ace Spectrum

This month, the ace journal club discussed “‘Sex’ and the Ace Spectrum: Definitions of Sex, Behavioral Histories, and Future Interest for Individuals Who Identify as Asexual, Graysexual, or Demisexual” by Jessica J. Hille, Megan K. Simmons, & Stephanie A. Sanders … Continue reading

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What even is attraction? A constructionist view

This is a submission to the October 2021 Carnival of Aces on “Attraction”. Within ace and aro communities, “attraction” is a concept that receives a great deal of attention. It’s in the definitions after all–or at least, some of the … Continue reading

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Journal Club: What does Orientation Orient?

This month, the ace journal club discussed “What does Sexual orientation Orient? A Biobehavioral Model Distinguishing Romantic Love and Sexual Desire” by Lisa M. Diamond (2003). https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2F0033-295X.110.1.173 (Requires journal access) The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using … Continue reading

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Jones and the emotionless aroace

This post contains spoilers for Gunnerkrigg Court up to Chapter 48 or so. Gunnerkrigg Court is a critically acclaimed webcomic that has been running since 2005. I’ve been reading it almost as long, since before I realized I was queer. … Continue reading

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I hate “A is not for Ally”

When I first identified as asexual, I did not know a single other asexual person IRL, for over a year. There were no ace meetups in my city, despite being one of the largest in the US. I started going … Continue reading

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The search for an Asian ace masculinity

CN: This includes some discussion of sex roles and penises–from a Freudian context. I’d like to highlight an article in the latest issue of AZE that I particularly liked: “Racial Castration and Demiboy Joy“, by Daniel Yo-Ling. It discusses how … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Relationship Diversity

This month, the ace journal club discussed “Queer Intimacies: A New Paradigm for the Study of Relationship Diversity” by Phillip L. Hammack, David M. Frost, & Sam D. Hughes (2019). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00224499.2018.1531281 (Requires journal access) The journal club meets once a … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Mammy and Black Asexual Possibility

This month, the ace journal club discussed “Still, Nothing: Mammy and Black Asexual Possibility” by Ianna Hawkins Owen (2018). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1057/s41305-018-0140-9 (Requires journal access) The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using text or voice as club members prefer. … Continue reading

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Soulmates and uncertainty in “Cupido”

Long-time readers may remember a time when I talked about a lot of webcomics, and occasionally made recommendations. While I haven’t searched for new webcomics lately, I still keep up with old webcomics for years on end, as long as … Continue reading

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