Asexuality

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An Account Of Asexuality

I’m always curious about how other people experience and describe their sexuality, so I was intrigued by this blogger’s post on asexuality. She writes that she’s simply never experienced sexual attraction, despite being happily married. Ultimately, she accepts this about herself even while acknowledging that it’s not mainstream, which I think is great. Regardless of what level of sexual attraction someone feels (which may well fluctuate due to life events), people deserve to have their unique experiences respected. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. Continue Reading →

Resources On Asexuality

We’ve touched on asexuality here at MSP before; Dr. Debby has linked to a Salon article on the topic, and I’ve linked to a blog post explaining some of the basics. Now, however, there’s even more stir in the media, thanks to a recent episode of House, MD that featured asexuality… in an overly medicalized, stigmatizing way. To combat negative stereotypes of asexuality, check out this Feministe post on where asexuality and sex-positive feminism can, and should, overlap. It’s an interesting topic, and one that I think people should educate themselves on, regardless of their orientation. Continue Reading →

Understanding Asexuality

This blog post on asexuality offers an interesting view from the inside, defining asexuality as a lack of sexual attraction, stating: “Asexual people do not, generally, experience sexual attraction.” The blogger emphasizes the diversity of the asexual community, describing some of the ways in which asexuals interact with various sexual communities. It’s worth a read, as it gives a glimpse into a lesser-known, misunderstood sexual identity. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. Follow Jeana, the author of this post, @foxyfolklorist. Continue Reading →