I don’t have a lot to say this time around but I’ve made many posts before on the topic of asexuality generally and for previous Asexual Awareness Weeks in particular, and you can read them all at this tag.
From the “I’m asexual, not a puritan!” to types of asexuality and types of attraction (autochorissexualim anyone?), to masturbation, to what’s it like consuming and creating media when you’re asexual, I’ve written on a variety of topics.
I also write asexual characters on occasion and a notable example occurs in the novel I’m working on, and his orientation is discussed in this short pre-canon fic.
Bliss is an ace and aromantic friendly ficlet about self-pleasure.
Whole and Complete Unto Thyself is a fic focussed on asexuality: “There’s nothing like being told the only sex you’ll ever have is wrong to knock your self-esteem. If you’re lucky, you have a friend to vent to.”
I do hope to cross-post the fiction to my writing blog and, possibly updated versions of some of the articles, to wordpress. My meta on reading Parker (Leverage) as asexual has been previously posted to wordpress.
I also have a pinterest board for asexuality.
For new materials I’ll recommend a few articles I’ve read online:
It’s not easy being Ace: Asexuality and the ace spectrum
By Iris Robin
Rec’d by this article is a good overview of asexuality focussed on the actual experiences of asexual people themselves.
10 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Who’s Asexual
by Julie Sondra Decker
#21AceStories: Sex Drive, Relationships, and Other Misconceptions
By Eliel Cruz
We asked 21 asexual people around the world, ‘What’s the biggest misconception about asexuality
Thanks for reading. This is usually the time when someone stops following one of my blogs or decides to twist something positive like the term “zucchini” into an insulting “oh, you’re an emotional vegetable!” or some such. And still I keep writing these posts because I’m asexual; it’s not a choice, it’s my orientation, and I will continue to talk about it, write it about, and explore it.