Asexuality is defined as not experiencing sexual attraction. Seems pretty straightforward, right? Apparently not.
Given that we are taught to assume that everyone experiences sexual attraction, asexual people confront many of the same misinformed questions and inappropriate comments every time their sexuality comes up.
This can be from everything from presuming to know more about the person’s sexuality than they do, to casually invalidating their experiences.
Check out this video for a look at just a few of these common microaggressions!
This video is close-captioned. To view the captions, click the button in the bottom right corner of the video player that reads “CC.”
For more information on this topic, check out the following:
- Asexuality: Life Without Sexual Attraction
- Asexuality, Explained in One Simple Comic
- 25 Privileges That Sexual People Have
SwankiVY is a novelist, creativity junkie, singer, musicals nerd, activist, jellybean fiend, pencil scribbler, serial rambler. You can find more information about asexuality in her recently released book, The Invisible Orientation, as well as through many other videos on her YouTube channel. Check out her website for more information on her many ongoing projects!
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