Asexuality Thread

We’re back with another asexuality thread. According to the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network, “An asexual person is a person who does not experience sexual attraction.” But it’s more complicated than that. Asexuality is a broad spectrum, and anyone who identities with or has experience on any part of it is welcome to contribute here. No one is actually forbidden from contributing (because I hate that), but keep it on topic and respectful. I’m going to throw out a couple of potential discussion topics below, but I’d like to encourage people to post about any relevant topics that are of interest to you.

  • How (if at all) is your asexuality (of whatever stripe) reflected in other kinds of relationships? For example, do you feel like you have any extra challenges in finding and maintaining platonic friendships?
  • This week’s Savage Love column describes the experiences of several gay men who are asexual in experience if not in orientation. Reactions? Do any of their experiences resonate with your own?
  • (Borrowed from a recent LGBT+ thread) Is your romantic orientation the same as your sexual orientation? Are both part of how you identify?