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Common Misconceptions About Ace People

By : January 7, 2021 No Comment
Asexuality can be defined as having a lack of sexual attraction. As this community is small, there are many misconceptions and stereotypes. Let’s a look at these myths and uncover the truths behind them:  Myth: Asexual people are incapable of love. Truth: There are many different kinds of love, not all of which involve sexual attraction. For example, asexual people can feel platonic love for their friends or romantic love for a partner. Yes, asexual people can be in a romantic relationship. A lack of sexual attraction is not equivalent to a lack of romantic attraction. Asexual people may be interested in romantic relationships and be in one if they wish to. Myth: Asexuality is a lifestyle choice. Truth: This argument is used against other members of the queer community
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Asexual Representation in Media

By : December 21, 2020 Comments Off
Asexuality is not a well-known and accepted identity, and as a result, we are very underrepresented in the media. Even with the small amount of representation that there is, many portrayals are inaccurate, or even offensive. Despite this, there are a few canonically asexual characters that have resonated with people:  Todd Chavez, Bojack Horseman In the fourth season, Todd comes out as asexual to his friend, Bojack. Going forward in the series, Todd meets other people who identify as asexual and gains more of an understanding of what asexuality means to him. The development of his understanding and self-acceptance portrays an accurate journey that many asexual people can relate to.  Jughead Jones, Jughead Volume 1 In sharp contrast to The CW’s Riverdale, Jughead is openly asexual in the comics. Throughout
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A Letter to the Aces

By : December 9, 2020 Comments Off
From one ace to another, here are a few things that I want to tell you:  Asexuality is a real orientation, no matter what anyone else says. People who identify as asexual make up about 1% of the population. Even though that is a small percentage of people, it still adds up to about 78 million people! No matter what society tells you, there are 78 million other people around the world who can prove them wrong. You are not alone. You can think that people look attractive. When I first discovered asexuality, I was very confused about how I could be asexual, but also find people attractive. This made me really uncomfortable for a while, because I thought that I couldn’t be asexual and also think that people are
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Asexual in a Hypersexual World

By : December 3, 2020 Comments Off
Realizing that you are asexual is a strange experience, especially as the world is incredibly hypersexualized.  I was 18 when I discovered asexuality. I had just graduated from a small, religious school in my hometown, and I had decided that I was going to use my newly obtained freedom to learn about myself. At the time, it was Pride Month and there were many people posting on social media about the LGBTQ+ community and their sexualities, and I was curious, so I read what people had to say. As I saw the posts and the memes about asexuality, my thoughts went from “Wow, this is really cool!” to “Oh… that makes perfect sense, and I have no idea why.” It was an odd realization for me because I was taught
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