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So You May Be Asexual

This was created for my Writing in the Public Sphere class as well as my fellow aces and questioning folk. - Lisa
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Lisa Patrick

on 6 May 2016

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Transcript of So You May Be Asexual

So You May Be Asexual ?
1%
That is also the approximate percentage of Jews in the World.
If you know a Jewish person, you may know an asexual individual
Wait, I Can Have a Romantic Relationship?
You can be involved in a healthy romantic relationship if you are asexual because:
some things to keep in mind
Signs you may be asexual**
What's an
asexual?
An Individual
who does not experience sexual attraction
Of the population is hypothesized to be asexual.
Why 1% matters
You do not feel sexually attracted to any gender*
*Per the definition
Or you may have never:
had a crush (where it was assumed that attraction was also sexual)
had a significant other due to wanting to avoid sexual contact. (This is different than celebacy or abstinance. For more information go to the "web resources" slide)
felt a desire to engage in sexual activity
connected sex or sexual activity to desire for your partner(s).
Does this sound like you?
Asexuals can:
Be Sexually Active
Have Children
Have Deep Romantic Relationships
The only thing that defines Asexuality is not being sexually attracted to anyone
ROMANTIC AND SEXUAL ATTRACTION ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS
Romantic Attraction:
A desire for a romantic relationship
Defining Romantic Attraction uses the some of the same prefixes to define sexuality.
For example:
If you are an AROMANTIC asexual you do not experience romantic or sexual attraction.
Resources For You
Web Resources
Asexual Visiblity and Education Newtwork (Aven)
This is not only a great source of information on Asexuality but is also home to an online community that is really welcoming!
http://www.asexuality.org/en/
The Huffington Post's Six-Part Series on Asexuality
Covering Relevant topics concerning asexuality that are important for you to look at!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/17/asexuality-the-x-in-a-sexual-world_n_3444417.html?1371476630
Print Sources
http://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Orientation-Introduction-Asexuality/dp/1634502434/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462222731&sr=8-1&keywords=the+invisible+orientation
http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Asexuality-Anthony-F-Bogaert/dp/1442201002/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=0XJPD35Z0GDPGV2WEJHS
Video Resources
A Journey in self-discovery
and acceptance

Remember:
YOU ARE NOT
BROKEN,
YOU ARE VALID
Taking the Cake (2015)
(A)sexual (2011)
15 Poignant Asexual Confessions
Am I Asexual? Never too Young to KnoW
What Acephobia Looks LIke*
*Feel free to skip this video if you think that some of the comments made will make you uncomfortable. I wanted to put this video here to show that ACES experience discrimination too.
Image source: http://www.vice.com/read/aromantics-amelia-tait-322
Asexuals
are also reffered to as "Aces" or "Ace"
FUN FACT:
And if you don't want to be in one, that's okay too!
A cool commonly-used nickname for these folks is "AroAce."
**please note that this is not a definative checklist, but just some things to think about.
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