Relationships don't need to be sexual or romantic to demonstrate love.
Love does not have to be expressed through sex or romance.

Being an adult virgin shouldn't be thought of negatively, mocked, or inferiorized. Engagement in sexual activity shouldn't be used as a tool to think of oneself as superior to those who don't have sex.

A(gender): An Anthology is out now. It's a full journal issue of personal essays, poetry, and abstract writings by agender-identified writers discussing the issue/topic of gender in their lives. You can view the full issue here: theasexual.com/agender-an-anth

A(gender): An Anthology is out now. It's a full journal issue of personal essays, poetry, and abstract writings by agender-identified writers discussing the issue/topic of gender in their lives. You can view the full issue here: theasexual.com/agender-an-anth

Being an adult virgin shouldn't be thought of negatively, mocked, or inferiorized. Engagement in sexual activity shouldn't be used as a tool to think of oneself as superior to those who don't have sex.

People can kiss their love interest without wanting to have sex with them. Every sensual act does not have to have a sexual meaning. Healthy relationships can exist without mutual sexual desire. Sex is saturated with far more social meaning than it deserves.

Somewhere along the way, the idea that sex is meaningful got tied up with the idea that sex is a way to express the worth you find in another person.

by Heidi Samuelson
theasexual.com/article/2018/4/

I myself am learning not to minimize
When harm is called out, to resist the urge to justify
Language like “just friends” may be normalized
“Platonic bonds are lesser” isn’t true, yet is often implied.

by Emily Karp
theasexual.com/article/2018/9/

Deep down I love being demisexual, but openly I only feel confident in the spaces I am welcome in or when I don’t feel like I’m a complicated math problem no one can seem to figure out; when asexuality is a widely known variable and I don’t have to spend years trying to define myself five hundred times before I give up...

by Courtney Boucher
theasexual.com/article/2018/9/

Detaching yourself from the allosexual relationship you pictured in your mind for so long is not easy, but it’s the best thing to do. Suddenly everything feels lighter. You no longer feel the urge to be someone you can’t be.

by Juste Phi
theasexual.com/article/2018/9/

I’m ace. Not a letter. Not a plus sign. No plus one. I’m that girl at the wedding in the corner hoping no-one feels sorry enough to come over and make conversation

And yet all I ever wanted was a community…

by Laura I
theasexual.com/article/2018/9/

I experience sexual desire. I like orgasms. In fact, I love orgasms. Orgasms are the best invention since chicken nuggets.

It’s not til later that I learn there’s a difference between sexual desire and sexual attraction.

by sydney khoo
theasexual.com/article/2018/2/

I’m ace but I can’t count the number of people who have called me choosy. Picky.

Superior.

Afraid of sex.

My brain isn’t wired wrong.

This is not a phase.

I am not a coward.

Not about this at least.

by Laura I
theasexual.com/article/2018/9/

Please don't insist that ace and aro people will one day meet "the right person."

When you do you're essentially saying that a future partner will "save us" from our lives as humans without sexual and/or romantic attraction.

We don't need "saving."

I can admire people. I think they’re beautiful, but that’s as far as I can go unless we have a connection, I have to feel like I’ve known you all my life, like we can talk for hours on end; if not, we can’t have sex.

by Alexis P
theasexual.com/article/2018/9/

At one time I would’ve given almost anything to be a late bloomer and not asexual. I wanted so badly to fit in that I would have given up this beautiful part of me in a second. But the more I’ve grown into this identity, the more I lean into how much it makes up the core of who I am and the less I want to be allosexual.

by Rosa Taylor
theasexual.com/article/2018/9/

Vol. 2, Issue 3 of 'The Asexual' is out. It's about Ace and Pride and features an illustration by yours truly. Read the full issue here: theasexual.com/asexuality-and- #mastoart #art #pride #lgbt #lgbtqa #ace #aro #asexual
Already posted some variations of the image, here are ace and aro versions. Free for personal use (backgrounds, headers...).

Vol. 2, Issue 3: Asexuality and Pride is OUT NOW. You can view all sixteen pieces by ace writers and artists here: theasexual.com/asexuality-and-

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