I made a thing
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Reblogging for my asexual bestie!
Lately it seems like most of the activity on this blog is people asking me to tell them how they should identify. I am not entirely comfortable with that and am going to stop answer those kinds of questions for awhile.
Would it be helpful if I posted a list of terms, definitions, and such? There may have been one posted before, but I could make a page with a permanent link if people are interested.
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.
Since behavior is not attraction, it is completely possible to enjoy sex and be asexual. I suppose if you want a specific term for someone who does not experience sexual attraction but does not mind sex, that term would be an indifferent asexual, or an asexual who is indifferent to sex.
Gray asexuality describes people who experience something akin to sexual attraction that they identify as a kind of sexual attraction.
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.
anonymous asked: could you explain greysexuality?
i’ve been thinking that there needs to be an AceFest, like the LGBTFest on LJ. there’s been an Asexy Valentines Fest, but it focused solely on romantic asexuals, no grey-As or demis or aros. i thought i’d throw the idea over here and see if anyone’s interested?
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!
Please send an askbox message or Fan Mail to metapianycist if interested. Please signal boost this post, if you can.