That has changed for me recently. I think there is a lot more to be said on asexuality than complex relationship talk and activism. Of course those things will always be important, but what about the simpler, overlooked parts of our day to day lives? What about who we are outside of our orientations? I’m growing less interested in the politics of asexuality and more curious about the culture of it.
As things are, I don’t much relate to the culture we have right now. I don’t wear a black ring. Sherlock and Dr. Who don’t appeal to me, and I still can’t figure out the whole cake thing. Then there’s the lack of discussion and representation about asexuals of color. It’s hard to connect to a community where I don’t see any representation of myself, you know?
So, that’s why I’m digging this blog back up and approaching things from a new angle. I’m hoping it will help us connect in some different ways. I still believe that communicating is the best way to build community, and I’m looking forward to you all of you getting in on the conversation.
To kick things off, what are your thoughts on asexual culture right now? In what ways do you connect to it and in what ways do you not? What do you feel is missing, and what would you like to see more of? Do you feel one exists at all, or are we still building towards one? I’m curious to hear from you!