You sound like you might be repulsed. It’s possible to experience sex repulsion for a person of any sexual orientation. If you experience sexual attraction, you are probably not asexual, though you might be gray-A or demi, depending on how the sexual attraction occurs.
A demisexual person does have circumstances under which they do experience sexual attraction. A person who doesn’t experience sexual attraction, regardless of how much they enjoy sex, is still asexual. The creator of this blog (me) is an asexual person who enjoys several kinds of sexual activity. Sex repulsion is not inherent to asexuality, and a person who experiences any frequency of sexual attraction can be sex-repulsed.
If you are comfortable with answering questions could you please private msg me (I am working on a part in my comic and I want to make sure I do it correctly)
Julia Prims, of the University Of Colorado Boulder, is conducting research into asexuality for their honors thesis:
“This study is intended to examine the cultural dismissal of asexuality and self-esteem, depression, and self-concept in asexually identified individuals. You are being asked to participate in this study because you either identify as asexual or have ties to the asexual community. You will be one of 500 people to participate in this study.
During the course of this study, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire which will ask you various questions about your identity and experiences as an asexual. If you do not identify as asexual, you will be asked to skip some questions. You will then complete three psychological surveys measuring depression, self-esteem, and self-concept. This study should take approximately 20-45 minutes.”
If you identify as asexual, demisexual, grey-a, or as anywhere on the asexual spectrum, please consider taking part in this quick and easy survey.
The plan is to publish the paper in a scientific journal and, potentially, present it at conferences.
Please complete and/or reblog to raise awareness of this project.
It links some instances of behavior with demisexuality.
So just to repeat:
BEHAVIOR IS NOT ATTRACTION. ATTRACTION IS NOT BEHAVIOR. DEMISEXUALITY IS NOT ABOUT BEHAVIOR. DEMISEXUALITY IS ABOUT ATTRACTION.
Just for some emphasis. Please, if you’re thinking about defining demisexuality as behavior…
anonymous asked: could you explain greysexuality?
- People who are not part of the asexual spectrum telling those who are how to identify. Nobody should police identities, but if it’s something you are not, and especially if it is something you do not understand, I have no idea why you would think it’s okay to go into a community and tell it’s…
I couldn’t think of anything unique or interesting to post this weekend, sorry. This blog has a lot of followers, though, so I thought I could try posting a discussion question. I know discussions on tumblr don’t work as well as on other sites, but reblogging works ok.
So, onto the question! Do you identify as queer based on your gray-a/demi identity? What about GSM (“gender and/or sexual minority” in this case sexual minority)?
I personally identify as queer for other reasons and being gray-a is part of my GSM identity, but not my queer one.
I want to do a post of some sort this weekend, but I don’t really know what you all are interested in seeing. If you want to send in some topics, questions, or your own thoughts on gray-a/demi issues, please do!
AVEN has been using the inverted white-to-black gradient triangle for more than a decade, and when it was first introduced it was flatter rather than equilateral. An explanation of its parts is on AVENwiki. What the triangle depicts is an extension of the Kinsey scale in a dimension for intensity. This symbol developed independently of the pink triangle and every other triangle symbol that is used by other communities. The only manner in which the AVEN triangle has changed over the past decade is that it has become equilateral.
So no, we will not stop using an inverted triangle.
Additionally, this blog does not work to invalidate any person’s decision to identify as queer based on their asexuality or demisexuality.