Locating Laurence’s asexuality is an important act of reclamation for asexual history, as it demonstrates that asexuality is a necessary aspect of understanding the historical record of human attraction and desire.
When we desire an emotional bond with someone we admire, it can be hard to accept that they don’t feel the same. But desire isn’t a license to guilt or push someone.
It is the ace coming-of-age story we need, and the one we deserve, and hopefully it will help pave the way for many more novels like it.
Yes, sometimes people really do "just want to cuddle." And sometimes, that is all some of us would like to do.
The first time I was told I couldn’t be asexual was because it would be a waste of my pretty face and nice body.
But holding representation to a high standard matters, too. I want media that helps questioning aces find themselves, and does not reinforce harmful attitudes to the general public.
For the first time in my life I had an answer other than "broken" for the way I experienced the world.
I want to tell this story because people, especially in Peru, believe that the spectrum of sexuality is only about straights, gays and lesbians, when it really goes beyond that.
Although ace visibility is changing, whiteness still dominates the community. This may be partially attributed to the fact that “asexuality,” as a contemporary identity category, originated within selective and highly white online spaces…
How entwined must sex be with masculinity that if a man never has sex he is shamed?
A resource briefly summarizing some of the various forms of attraction.