Asexuality and Disability Blog Carnival
On October 31, there will be a blog carnival on Disability and Asexuality hosted over at the blog Yes, That Too They are taking submissions.

I am merely signal boosting, not in any way connected with the blog carnival except in that I wrote a submission which is on my LJ here. Since my calculations suggest there are 500,000 asexual people with disabilites in the US alone, I'm sure there are a few others on this community who may be interested!

Interesting Stats From Japan
A survey earlier this year by the Japan Family Planning Association (JFPA) found that 45% of women aged 16-24 "were not interested in or despised sexual contact". More than a quarter of men felt the same way.

Full story here.

Video collab project
Hi guys, just in case you're interested, A-Okay (a new-ish asexuality channel on YouTube) is taking submissions for a collaborative video to release on October 20th for Asexual Awareness Week.

Here is their YouTube collaboration page discussing what they want.

Their criteria and the six questions they want you to answer on video.

I am not the organizer but I was invited to participate. I will probably be doing so. Their channel looks really good so far--well organized and professional. Hope some of you can send in a submission!

Asexuality in Dear Abby!
Sarah SJA
Today's "Dear Abby" column includes a question from an ace college student, and a response that directs the student to AVEN! It's the third one down:

Radio interview on WNPR's Colin McEnroe show

I was on the Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR in Connecticut today. They did a spot on asexuality and I was one of four guests:

  • Kathy Way (asexual resident who lived locally and inspired the topic)

  • David Jay (founder of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network)

  • Anthony Bogaert (author of Understanding Asexuality and psychology professor)

  • ME!

You can listen to the broadcast here. I weighed in on asexual discrimination and representation in the media; if you’re listening for my part, I am brought in during the last quarter of the program.

Scientific research on prejudice against Asexuals
I came across this little article about some proper research being conducted about (American?) society's ace-phobia and possible psychological reasons for it. Just in case you need ammunition against the whole "asexuals aren't discriminated against like other queer groups are" nonsense.

Relatedly, the team of The Asexual Agenda and Asexual Muslim discussed a recent paper on the prevalence of mental and mood disorders among asexuals compared to straight people and other sexual minorities (homo- and bisexuals). The result in brief: Asexuals show significantly higher rates of depression and anxiety disorders than straight people, just like any other socially marginalised queer group. Who would have thunk.

Asexual Article
cow painting with tree
So someone linked me an article on asexuality that came out today. The headline and the header are off, but the article itself seems OK. Except I've never heard the term 'acquired asexual' before and the article doesn't really explain it very well. Anyone know more about it? Like my guess would be that it's people who used to feel sexual attraction but don't anymore. Except while I don't doubt that it's possible, I would think it would be pretty rare. Unless I'm just totally off-base somewhere.

Article in question:

Other people dating around you....
Ok, so these past few days have been pretty rough for me, so I might be being overly sensitive, but I got to thinking about a few things? I hope I don't come off as whiny.

Anyway, so I work at a pretty small place, where the total employees average 8. From those 8, 6 of them are in relationships, the other 2 (me being one of those 2) don't date for reasons of our own. In my case, because the more I think about it, the more unappealing dating seems to me.

So, you're probably asking yourselves, what's my point?

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I guess what I am trying to say is, are there other inexperienced people that might have seen relationships that to you seem unhealthy, but can't really speak from experience?
To make a point, I've seen other relationships where I had not perceived this unhealthiness, (not that that makes me an expert either way.)

Odd question
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Second survey about asexuality-related terminology
Hi everyone,

My name is Andrew Hinderliter, and I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. My dissertation is about online asexual discourse, with particular interest in its development over time. In May, I started running the a survey on asexuality-related concepts and terminology, which was the first of two surveys I will be running this summer. I am now running the second survey on asexuality-related terminology.

To participate, you must be at least 18 years of age or older, be proficient in English, and identify as asexual, gray-A, or demisexual.

Most of the survey consists of a series of questions about a number of terms. It is expected that some will be familiar and others unfamiliar to you. Please do not look things up while taking the survey.

Click here to participate

Thanks in advance!

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