From 21st – 27 of October 2018, is Asexual Awareness Week. Not many people have heard of the term asexual or asexuality. In broad terms, asexuality is a sexual orientation that is the lack of sexual attraction, meaning we don’t get the need, urge or want for partnered sexual intercourse. If you have this sexual orientation then you are known as an asexual. Asexuals make up a recorded 1% of the population, although personally I think this number could be a lot higher if more people knew about this orientation and were not afraid to let others know they are also asexual. Because we live in such a highly sexualised society many asexuals live in fear of ridicule of what others think. I am a proud asexual, attracted to guys only, romantically, but not sexually (heteroromantic). I still love kissing and cuddling but do not desire the sex ever. And yes, I had sex in the past as I thought I had to as part of a heterosexual relationship – all the while not realising my lack of actually thinking I want to do it, meant I was indeed asexual.
I discovered I am asexual in 2014 and have been educating people about asexuality on my channel since 2015 www.youtube.com/asexualisemyasexuallife and I have a website www.asexualise.com and last year I published my ASEXUAL PERSPECTIVES: 47 ASEXUAL STORIES: LOVE, LIFE and SEX, ACElebration of ASEXUAL DIVERSITY book, here is the link if you want to check it out, you can read my very own personal story just from the ‘look inside’ feature https://amzn.to/2OliYlY
Last month I was featured in an article on the Femedic website about what it’s like dating when you are asexual!
Here is the link to the full article https://thefemedic.com/sexual-health/what-like-dating-asexual/and Above is a video with me talking about it, that was a live stream recording!
I am really proud to be featured talking about asexuality dating. Since being a speaker at the UK Asexuality Conference, I am on the Asexuality.org (AVEN) Media and Speaker team, and so very proud of that!
As always, stay positive and make your own dreams come true.