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Here's What It Means To Be A Demi-Romantic Asexual Agender Teen

<i>In honor of Pride Month, HuffPost Young Voices is highlighting the coming out stories of teens and those in their early 20s. Was it a life-changing moment? A bittersweet one? No big deal? Are you "out," but only to certain people? What does being "out" mean to you? Email</i> …

Understanding what it means to be asexual

Sexual attraction is universal in humans. One of the hallmarks of puberty is the arrival of sexual libido, when we see a sharp increase in sexual fantasies and the desire for sex.<p>There is a prime evolutionary motive to have sex – to reproduce and to pass on our genetic makeup to our offspring. So …

What Do Asexuals Think About Our Sex-Obsessed World?

"I don't understand why there are so many songs about sex and how awesome it feels, but there are almost none about chocolate."<p>Sex is everywhere. It's in our commercials, our television shows, our music, our art. There are songs about getting laid or not getting laid, books that examine sexual …

Relationships

Meeting and Understanding the Asexual Community

A photographer and sociologist team up to get a firsthand perspective from eight asexuals.<p>Do you know any asexuals? It's a question that can seem baffling. Until recently, it probably provoked little more than a dim recollection of middle-school biology. But that began to change about 15 years ago, …

Asexuals seek to raise awareness of the ‘invisible orientation’

On a table in a Chinatown pizza place sat a toy birthday cake.<p>It was a symbol to newcomers looking for the Asexuals of the Mid-Atlantic Meetup that they had found the right group. Because after all, what’s better than sex? Cake.<p>Six people in their 20s and 30s showed up that night. They talked about …

Sex Talk Realness: Asexuality

"Even if I can tell someone is attractive, I don't want to do anything sexual with them."<p>According to the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), an asexual person is someone who does not experience sexual attraction. "Unlike celibacy, which is a choice, asexuality is a sexual …

Relationships

Is asexuality on the road to acceptance?

Most people find the idea of asexuality, a life free of sexual attraction, baffling at first. But that’s changing, according to the editor of a new …

Sexuality

Va-Va-Bullshit: How Latina 'Spicy & Sexy' Stereotypes Affect Asexual Latinas

It’s no surprise that in the U.S. landscape, Latinas are still seen as hot, hypersexual women with copious fertility and uncontrolled reproduction. But these sexuality and reproduction myths and stereotypes mixed with real cultural pressures to be a mother can be harmful to asexual Latinas — …

Feminism

How to Tell If You Are Asexual

<i>The following excerpts are from the upcoming book</i> The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality <i>by Julie Sondra Decker, out September 2014.</i> …

Sexuality

Asexual Relationships, Masturbation And Romance In The Ace Community (INFOGRAPHIC)

<i>This is the third part of a six-part series on asexuality, in which we explore the history of the asexual movement, uncover current research on asexuality, debunk common misconceptions and discuss the challenges the asexual community faces.</i><p>Masturbation doesn't make you sexual, says sex expert Lori …