For me, having sex never completes me. On the contrary, it usually makes me feel worthless, even when I’ve had sex consensually.
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Poetry by Shastra Deo.
But… how could I be asexual and a fetishist? Aren’t those two things completely in conflict with one another?
Asexuality is such a valuable way to experience and navigate human connection, and I now know much better than to feel otherwise.
Joe Jukes analyzes how language and speech come to shape our understandings of sex and, by extension, asexuality.
I couldn’t think, speak, or move. I’ve rejected him three times, but three times was not enough for him.
Brian Fink, PhD examines asexual community participation and identifies the reasons why asexuals do or do not participate in communities, both online and offline.
A letter by Gretchen Turonek.
Sex can be a weapon – a dagger that can leave wounds that will never fully heal.
We grew up hearing that we had to admire and aspire to be with these alluring people, so that we could have sex with them and have nice children: “hay que mejorar la raza.”
Jennifer Smart explores the importance of building a strong community and support network for asexual individuals and more.
Poetry by Steph Keahey.
Performance Poetry by S.J. Waring.
Art by Elyse Jones.
For our Sex issue, The Asexual has invited writers and artists under the ace umbrella to explore the intersections of the sexual and asexual.