Tag Archives: asexuality

Being Bi/Ace, Part One: Scrutiny About Attraction and the Kinsey Scale

This post is for the May 2018 Carnival of Aces on “Nuance & Complexity,” which I am hosting. Please check it out and consider submitting! Cross-posted to Prismatic Entanglements. I have some frustrations with the way that attraction is discussed … Continue reading

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Building a Mosaic from a Shattered Future

This post is for the April 2018 Carnival of Aces (“All the birds but us…”). Cross-posted to Prismatic Entanglements. Content Note: contains a brief mention of sexual assault, and discussion of the impact of trauma on relationships.

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Keep Your Acephobia Out of #MeToo Conversations, Jaclyn Friedman

Ace readers, prepare to cringe. Consider this a blanket trigger warning for the rest of this post and most of the links. To my fellow ace survivors, I hope you are taking care of yourselves, and please don’t feel that … Continue reading

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Labels Versus Identities: Are We Boxed In?

I want to breach a question with all of you. I was riding backseat on a road trip recently, resting my eyes and combating moderate carsickness, when I overheard two friends carrying on a discussion up front. The driver is … Continue reading

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Dealing With Acephobia From Therapists, Part 2

Welcome back to my series on acephobia and therapy.  Last time, I shared my personal experiences with confronting acephobia from my therapist.  This time, I’ve interviewed a good friend of mine, who is a LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) in … Continue reading

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Dealing With Acephobia From Therapists, Part 1

On the heels of the flibanserin decision, many of us are concerned, and rightly so.  We’re concerned that now the new remark will be ‘I hear there’s a pill for that.’  We’re concerned that our family, and our friends, and … Continue reading

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Is it Worth Fueling the Fire?

Around 3 years ago, the Tumblr asexuality tag exploded when “FatherAngel,” a catholic priest, began posting his opinions and beliefs about asexuals into the tag. He responded to a question about whether or not asexuals should be allowed to marry … Continue reading

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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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Question of the Week: July 15th, 2014

Recently, there’s been some discussion about the lack of discussion about ace relationships from aces who are in long-standing relationships. If you want to be in some sort of committed relationship but aren’t currently in one, what kinds of discussion … Continue reading

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“Am I asexual?” “Who can say?”

Recently, there’s been an asexual advice blog that’s been getting a lot of flak on my tumblr dash. I’d been ignoring tumblr in favor of other shiny things for a few weeks, so a few days ago I wandered over to … Continue reading

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