Category Archives: Articles

Journal Club: The Labour of Love

This month, the ace journal club discussed “Heterosexuality and ‘the Labour of Love’: A Contribution to Recent Debates on Female Sexual Dysfunction” by Thea Cacchioni (2007). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1363460707078320 (requires journal access) The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using … Continue reading

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“That Stinking Feeling”: An Ace Analysis

The process of experiencing sexual attraction is more than just a feeling. You start with a feeling, yes, but then there’s the matter of matching your feelings to the words based on cultural knowledge, cobbled together from a variety of … Continue reading

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Journal Club: The investment model in asexual relationships

This month, the ace journal club discussed “A test of the investment model among asexual individuals: The moderating role of attachment orientation” by Brozowski et al. (2022). https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.912978/full (publicly accessible) The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Asexuality and Microaggressions

This month, the ace journal club discussed “Asexual People’s Experience with Microaggressions” by Tamara Deutsch (2018). https://academicworks.cuny.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1050&context=jj_etds (publicly accessible) The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using text or voice as club members prefer. We discuss a variety … Continue reading

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The ace nerd

I have a PhD in physics, so I’ve been asked plenty of times if I’ve ever watched The Big Bang Theory. Well, it was an incredibly popular TV sitcom… from 2007-2019… about a bunch of physicists… starring an asexual character. … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Introducing Asexuality

This month, the ace journal club discussed “Unthinking Compulsory Sexuality: Introducing Asexuality” by Ela Przybylo, from Introducing the New Sexuality Studies: Original Essays 4th Edition, edited by Nancy L. Fischer, Laurel Westbrook, and Steven Seidman (2022). https://www.academia.edu/84497141/Introducing_Asexuality_Unthinking_Compulsory_Sexuality (accessible with account) … Continue reading

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How to tell if you’re allosexual, if you’re a journalist

Are you a journalist looking to write an article explaining how you can tell if you’re allosexual? Or perhaps you’re researching to write about arosexuals, cupiosexuals, frayromantics, dreamsexuals, abrosexuals, hyposexuals, lithsexuals, or beyond? Please reconsider.

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Journal Club: A brief history of asexuality

This month, the ace journal club discussed “A brief history of asexuality”, Chapter 4 from “The Evolution of Online Asexual Discourse” by Andrew Hinderliter (2016). https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/items/98549 (publicly accessible) The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using text or … Continue reading

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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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