Tumblr Aces: I require your assistance! This is the preliminary version version of the posters that I will be distributing for Asexual Awareness Week, but I think they could use some work - especially the portion about greys/demis
So, let me know what you think! What’s good/bad? What is too detailed? What isn’t detailed enough? Any problematic statements? Any major points that I’m missing?
Keep in mind that space is limited so it will be obviously lacking; however I’d like to at least cover some of the more important points.
Once this is finalized in the next day or two, I may post a more generic version if people would like to add their own information and use it elsewhere.
Asexuality is a sexual orientation much like homosexuality, bisexuality, heterosexuality, or pansexuality. Asexuals do not experience sexual attraction towards any gender. Some asexuals may still have a sex drive, or libido, but it is not directed towards anyone or anything.
It is important to note that asexuality is NOT the same as celibacy. Unlike celibacy, which is a conscious decision not to act on sexual attraction, asexuality is not a choice. Asexuality is defined by identity, not behaviour. Some asexuals may be celibate, while others may not.
Although asexuals do not experience sexual attraction, some may still experience other forms of attractions, such as romantic attraction, and identify as homoromantic, panromantic, heteroromantic, etc; those who do not experience romantic attraction may identify as aromantic.
There are also some people who idenitfy as on the asexual spectrum without being fully asexual, such as grey-asexuals (who experience only very rare or weak attraction) and demisexuals (who experience attraction only after a strong emotional bond is in place).
Want to know more? Here are some good places to start:
• asexuality.org - The Asexual Visibility and Education Network.
• en.wikipedia.org/Asexuality - Asexuality on Wikipedia
• asexualexplorations.net - a collection of the extant scientific
research on asexuality