This coming week, October 22-28, is Ace/Asexuality Awareness Week, is an international campaign to awareness/visibility, educate & build community about the range of Ace experiences.
Ace is an umbrella term for individuals who may identify in a variety of ways:
Asexuality is a sexual orientation where a person experiences little to no sexual attraction and/or does not experience desire for sexual contact.
Asexuality is just as fluid of a spectrum as other orientations.
Like any other sexual orientation, asexuality isn’t a choice.
Unlike abstinence & celibacy, which are both choices to avoid sex, asexuality is an innate part of who someone is.
Asexual people have the same emotional needs as everybody else & are just as capable of forming intimate relationships.
Aromantic is defined as not having an interest in or desire for a romantic relationship, as not having romantic attractions.
Those who identify as Ace are not broken, it’s not just that they’ve had bad sexual experiences or trauma.
It’s not uncommon for Ace folks to feel like they are not part of the LGBTQIA+ community and/or the larger American culture that is preoccupied with sex and romantic relationships.