Asexual Awareness Week is an international campaign that seeks to educate about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, and grey-asexual experiences and to create materials that are accessible to our community and our allies around the world.

Asexual Resources Help

vanishedschism:

Hi Everyone! 

I’m going to be introducing the topic of asexuality to my college campus in a couple of weeks, and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for good materials or resources to use in order to prepare for the meeting/direct people to afterwards. 

While there are some people who identify as asexual on campus, for the most part we haven’t been represented in queer spaces or forums so the main goal of this meaning will be raising awareness and information. 

I have links to AVEN, wikihow, and asexualadvice, but I was wondering if anyone had any resources they’ve used that they can recommend.

Please let me know! (And thanks). 

http://asexualawarenessweek.com/ has a fairly large collection of resources avalible.  Pamphlets, fliers, books, presentations, videos, academic research, etc. can be found there.

We also have resources in Spanish, French, Italian, German and Hebrew.

Good Luck!

source: vanishedschism
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Aces and Aromantics of the internet: I need people willing to interview with me!

rainbow-after-the-stormy:

I’ve been contracted to write a five part asexuality series for the Matthew Shepard Foundation’s blog, and I need people to interview for the pieces! The blog provides resources for queer youth and is a place for youth to tell their stories. 

I’m looking for  asexual/ ace spectrum people, between the ages of 18-25 who fit one or more of these criteria:

  • Are willing to tell their coming out stories
  • Are in a relationship and willing to talk about it (I’d like to interview people in queerplatonic and/or romantic relationships).
  • Are willing to talk about how their other minority identities intersect with their asexuality (The current asexual narrative in the media involves mostly white, cis, neurotypical, ablebodied people. It also focuses completely on their ace identity and doesn’t involve much intersectionality. I want to do something different). 
  • Are aromantic or on the aro spectrum in addition to being asexual.
  • Have negative experiences with coming out asexual and are willing to talk about them (examples: bullied, relationships got abusive after coming out, ignorant doctors or counselors, sought treatment to “cure” your asexuality, corrective rape/threats, etc.). I realize that’s a tough topic for a lot of people, but I feel it’s necessary to shed light on it. 

If you fit some of these descriptions and are willing to have your name printed (maybe even give me a picture for the website), please send me a private message and we can coordinate from there!

Can anyone help our former intern out?

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New England Asexuals »

codeman38:

Yay, just in time for Pride Week, the New England Aces finally have a web site that’s not a placeholder!

source: codeman38
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Fundraiser: ASL Interpreters at asexuality World Pride conference »

sarabethbrooks:

Signal boost!  If you can’t donate, please spread the word.

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junglejim—4322:

Can some one please explain to me what asexual and cis means

Cisgender: when one identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth. 

Asexual: a sexual orientation in which the person does not experience sexual attraction. They may, however, still fall in love with people (or not, whatever floats the boat!).

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asexualityresources:

asexual candy hearts

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Carnival of Aces Call for Submissions! »

madwatch-madwatch:

It’s February and that means Valentines day is coming up soon!
So I was thinking that should be the overall theme- allow me to expand upon that thought a bit:

Opinions on Valentines day from aces/aros

Alternatives for aces/aros who dislike Valentines day

Opinions on…

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Call For Submissions: Carnival Of Aces - January 2014 »

frostlawyer:

Hey there everybody! I’m Alixon, and this month I have the privilege of hosting the Carnival of Aces, which for those of you who don’t know is a monthly carnival of written submissions about topics to do with asexuality. See the master post of previous months for more info or examples on…

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I should have realized I was asexual when I thought the saying “Once you go black, you dont go back” was a goth thing. And I still think it makes more sense my way, I mean have you tried to lighten black hair? Black wall paint? Its crazy difficult.

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It’s not always about sex, sometimes the best type of intimacy is where you just lay back, laugh together at the stupidest things, hold each other, and enjoy each others’ company. —(via she-wears-bluevelvet)

arandomace:

So we need an Ace beacon city.  Like a place where aces can move and know they’re going to be part of a larger asexual community and asexual culture.  We need our own Bohemia.

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I’ve encountered people constantly assuming sex is good and that having sex is just something you do in healthy relationships. This creates a situation where, hating sex is a character flaw caused by those terrible sex-negative tropes society presses on you, and obviously only Bad People don’t consent to sex.
That’s rape culture. This is what environments that assume sex is unambiguously a good thing do. Saying, “It’s consensual sex that’s good” doesn’t actually fix the problem. It just creates a situation where you must be consenting to sex, because if you aren’t, you’re not having enough sex and then you’re “sex-negative”.
See, it only fixes a problem where you’re like, “Well I don’t really want to do this right now”. It does not do anything at all to help people who find sex painful. It does nothing at all to help a person who doesn’t want sex, but thinks they do because it’s been so heavily normativized they have to have sex, and have to have it in this specific way. All the, “But make sure it’s consensual!” thing does is tells the person, “Well maybe if you don’t want sex this time it’s okay, but remember you still must be having it some of the time!”
See, to actually fight rape culture you need to say “Sex is always optional. You are never obligated to have sex.” You must always be concerned with consent, and that means you must accept that the answer may very well always be no, despite the fact there’s this belief sex is the greatest thing ever.
And if someone never wants sex, then sex can’t really be a good thing to them, because it’s always unwanted.

Sex Positivity is Rape Culture in Disguise (via youlittlearsonist)

Really like this. We need to find ways of transforming real sex positivity to promote choice in sex, not uncritically promote sex itself.

(via swankivy)

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Blogs Wanted!

queenieofaces:

nextstepcake:

asexualityexists:

As some of you may know, I have links to other asexual blogs and asexual-identifying individuals on several pages of my blog. However, many of those blogs are no longer active, and I’m looking to replace them.

If you identify as:

  • asexual
  • demisexual
  • grey-asexual
  • aromantic
  • demiromantic
  • grey-romantic
  • heteroromantic
  • homoromantic
  • biromantic
  • panromantic
  • any combination of the above, (asexuality-related identity I may have left out)

and are willing to answer questions/be listed as a resource, please let me know! Message me with how you identify, and I’ll add your blog to the appropriate page.

I’d also like to add blogs of individuals on the asexual spectrum with kinks/fetishes. They seem to be few and far between (or, at least, I haven’t come across many) but I’d still like to include some kind of resource for other aces.

Anyways, I’m always looking to update resources, and I’d really appreciate your help!

Thanks a bunch!

Heya! I haven’t talked about it much (though I should get on that) but I’ve been interested in and have started exploring kink/BDSM as an asexual, and even though I’m still a bit of a newbie in that whole scene I’m always willing to talk about it!

(oh and generally speaking I’m an aromantic asexual)

Signal boost!  (Also, shall message you [OP] shortly.)

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PLEASE REBLOG IF YOU FEEL BEING ASEXUAL IS AN ACTAUL SEXUALITY SO I CAN WRITE DOWN YOUR URL ON A PEICE OF PAPER AND SHOW IT TO MY DICKHEAD OF FRIEND

randomthingieshere:

shsl-ornithologist:

((The lack of notes is concerning.))

imageWe’ve even got our own flag :3

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