Category Archives: Research

Asexuality in early radical feminism, Part 2

In the first part of this series, I discussed asexuality in early radical feminism, in the late 60s and early 70s, focusing on two cases: Valerie Solanas, and Cell 16.  We found the word “asexual” being used in unfamiliar ways, … Continue reading

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Asexuality in early radical feminism, Part 1

Source: Pollner, F. (1973). Lesbian dynamics. Off Our Backs, 3(6), 7-7. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25783532 Recently, the above photo, dated to 1973, was dug up by some fine folks on tumblr. The photo comes from an event called “Lesbian/Feminist Dialogue” at … Continue reading

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Attraction and emotional granularity

This article was written for the Carnival of Aces themed on “Nuance & Complexity“. It is being cross-posted to my other blog, A Trivial Knot. Asexuality is chiefly about noticing a distinction between the emotions you perceive in other people, … Continue reading

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Academic approaches to asexuality

I’d like us to talk in this post about academic publications on asexuality, the variety of approaches they may adopt and the value they may have to the ace community. Continue reading

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Autochorissexualism and Sex-Favorable Asexuality

I have a lot of feelings about the word autochorissexualism. Coined by academic Anthony F. Bogaert in 2012 to refer to a “paraphilia that is consistent with a lack of subjective sexual attraction for others and involves a ‘disconnect’ between … Continue reading

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Historical Asexuals: A political dilemma

Sometimes, it’s fun to look back at history and find some one who just might have been asexual.  My personal favorite is Nikola Tesla, if only because he was a physicist, and also the subject of a certain Kate Beaton … Continue reading

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Paper: Asexuality in China’s Sexual Revolution

Content warning: Medicalization of asexuality and comparison to abuse. It’s well-known that English asexual communities are dominated by people in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.  This blog has made minimal efforts to include voices from other countries, but one … Continue reading

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