Sarah Marie (mangofandango) wrote in vaginapagina,
Sarah Marie

MMMMonday! Asexuality Awareness Week.

It's MMMMonday! Each Monday, we bring you special, maintainer-curated content intended to enrich your VP experience. Please note that you can find past MMMMonday posts using the "mmmmonday" tag.

Also, a quick reminder about the other places you can find VP: vp_bulletins for local announcements; contact_vp for questions and feedback on the way VP is run; the Vulvapedia for basic questions; and don't forget about our sibling community over on Dreamwidth!

Last week (October 20 - 26th), was Asexuality Awareness week. This is an event organized by the asexual community, intended to increase visibility and understanding of asexuality.

What is Asexuality?
An asexual person is someone who does not experience sexual attraction. It's an orientation, not a lifestyle choice like celibacy, and asexual people are not anti-sexuality for everyone - they just don't desire it themselves. A person can be asexual and still choose to be in a romantic relationship. For more basic information about asexuality, check out this link.

Like sexuality in general, asexuality exists on a spectrum. This link really breaks it down, so you should definitely check it out.

Superstars, we know some of you identify as asexual. What's one basic thing (or more!) you'd like people to come away from Asexuality Awareness Week understanding better? We'd also love to hear from you if you'd like to talk about your orientation and experiences in any way that you'd like to.
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