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Sex education courses need to include asexuality

Students aren’t being taught in formative sex education courses that asexuality is in fact a valid sexual orientation, leaving some ace students feeling lonely or “sexually broken.”  This essay discusses sexual coercion and mentions r*pe By Ebony Purks Since coming out as asexual a little over a year ago, I’ve noticed how adequate asexual representation...


Asexual Is Queer And Gatekeeping Is Not Liberation

Asexuality would also be better understood if we expanded and reformed our understanding of queerness itself. “Pursuing an understanding of queerness as an absence of or an aversion to sex might include figures deemed unnatural for their lack of a natural desire—a host of saints, dandies, frigid women, isolated children, and awkward teens. Although the...


How The Colonial History of Hypersexualization Obscures the Possibility of Black Asexuality

Black asexuals deserve to have more visibility and clarity, and Black people deserve to embrace our sexualities outside of the confines of prescribed hypersexualization. This essay contains discussions of sexual and reproductive violences, and racist fetishization  “Western social thought associates Blackness with an imagined uncivilized, wild sexuality and uses this association as one lynchpin of...


Online Dating is Terrible and I Give Up

All the oppressive things we already have to deal with in our material world only become amplified in the virtual world. I quit, y’all. I put in a solid few years on dating apps and I’ve decided that I’m not carrying them with me into 2019. This isn’t to denounce dating apps as being completely...


Why Dating For Asexual People is Unnecessarily Difficult

Dating as asexual is hard because it is incredibly difficult for allosexual people to understand a sexual identity that does not center sex. I marathon-watched season five of “Bojack Horseman” in a single day because of who I am as a person. It’s been a couple months since the season dropped on Netflix, but it’s...