I'm glad I got such a response!
I’ll be posting about the article later, but first I wanted to check that it wouldn’t BORE anyone to tears. I’ve been waiting for a book to come out, and I wanted to see what else the man has written to see if I would even like it or not. This is one of his research articles. I’m really hoping the book is good, and that if it is, we should buy it to support further...
Toward a Conceptual Understanding of Asexuality
Abstract Asexuality has been the subject of recent academic (A. F. Bogaert, 2004) and public (e.g., New Scientist; CNN) discourse. This has raised questions about the conceptualization and definition of asexuality. Here the author reviews some of these issues, discusses asexuality from a sexual orientation point of view (i.e., as a lack of sexual attraction), and reviews the similarities and...
Nobody Has a Responsibility to Come Out →
When I heard that the topic of the blog carnival hosted at Writing From Factor Xwould be about coming out, I was a little dismayed. I’ve likened National Coming Out Day to Valentine’s Day before, and I think with good reason. I’ve become so tired of hearing people harping on the importance of coming out, especially qualified, as it so often is in the asexual community, with some kind of statement...
So I came out to my dad about being asexual at... →
sisterbutters: So I came out to my dad about being asexual at dinner tonight. He said he already herd from aunt who saw my facebook post (I really hated when my family talks behind my back). He asked me some questions and I told that it wasn’t a choice, and that I would be like this for the rest of my life. Over all it went very well, and he accepted me for who I am. Now it’s time for the...
asexualityexists: Today in one of my classes, asexuality became the topic of discussion. Of course, it was because of the recent House episode, but the conversation went a direction I didn’t think it would. After the existence of asexuality was questioned, I answered with a simple definition…and no one objected. No one said it was stupid or not human. No one denied its existence. No one said...
Let’s always love each other, and never be in love with each other.– David Levithan, Every You, Every Me (via asexyquotes)
: GSM or LGBT? →
bubbybobble: fuckyeahsexeducation: deadlegsonwheels: GSM stands for Gender & Sexuality Minority I prefer it to LGBT because GSM is more inclusive Basically any gender or sexuality that isn’t considered heteronormative could go under GSM.As well as LGBT the following…
Sharing Time no. 3
So, you might have noticed I vanished for awhile. I apologize. I started my first year of graduate school and it was a lot more work than I was expecting. But I also want to apologize to everyone in another way. Because I’ve let you down. I’ve let myself down. In one of the first few weeks of the semester, we were talking about minorities, and we were asked to raise our hands if we...
//TODO: Provide Title.: Q & Ace: An Introduction... →
redbeardace: Tonight’s episode of House featured an asexual couple (well, until the last 10 minutes…). I would like to take this opportunity to say that asexuality is real, it’s not just some invention by the writers. There are those of us who simply don’t find other people sexually attractive. We’re not…
I'm kind of surprised how surprised/offended Aces...
aceofholmes: I see what you’re saying, but I also completely disagree. AND I HAVE REASONS. Read More
Attempted Danger: Re: Moffat and the Fans Who... →
outlawroad: I feel like I can actually back up my defense of asexual characters because not only am I a celibate asexual, I’m a writer who writes asexual characters. Even before I started doing that, I was writing nonsexual relationships only. Moffat, I understand that you are a middle-aged heterosexual man…
Another Statement from Kath Lingenfelter
I appreciate your frustration. I can only say to you that through my research (Which included long visits to http://asexuality.org), I have my eyes opened to your community & if I did you a disservice here, I will try again in the future because I think your community is one that is growing and says a lot about what it is to be human today (tho historically there have been aces a plenty)....
Diary of an Asexual: It's just a phase →
diaryofanasexual: When I meet someone, they nearly always ask, ”so, what do you do? are you at uni or..?” A few questions later, they ask, ”so, do you have a boyfriend?” with a cheeky grin. Inside my head, I always think: firstly, why boyfriend? Why don’t you just say partner? Then I answer. “Nope, no…
The Ace Crusader: Regarding the Moffat situation,... →
theacecrusader: It’s taken a couple of days to get my thoughts in order on this and trying to come at it from an angle that hasn’t been covered eloquently six-ways-to-sunday already. And the title is facetious, don’t take it too seriously. I’m not going to address this too much from a writer’s stance because…
I did a lot of research on asexuality for the episode. My original intent was to...– House writer Kath Lingenfelter on writing the eighth episode of season nine (“Better Half”), in a Twitter response to AVEN user cleuchtturm. (via lunasspecto)