HPoA on the web:
Asexuality community forums:
The Yada forum (for non-binary gender-indentifyed people like me): http://www.TransYada.com
The Asexy Place: http://asexyplace.galileoace.com/
The Knights of the Shaded Triangle: http://www.shadedtriangle.proboards.com
I agree with Heidi’s excellent point about it being an assinine question, but I think Holly, Jenni, and others have already said pretty much what I would otherwise have said on the subject, so please have a look at their videos as I don’t have anything more to add to the discussion.
What Asexuality is NOT:
What I’m about to discuss may be a rather uncomfortable topic for some viewers, but it’s been a question in the back of some people’s minds ever since we started HPoA, and one of us (not me, as it happens) suggested we might consider just maybe, finally addressing this after all, even though it is a rather distasteful topic:
If Asexuality is defined as not being sexually attracted to any gender or (human) body-type, then does that mean that you’re Asexual if you aren’t attracted to humans, but you are attracted to objects or animals?
I would tend to say that if you aren’t attracted to people but are only attracted to objects, then you could most likely consider yourself Asexual.
However, if you are attracted to animals, then no, you’re not Asexual. In this case, there may be one of two things going on: Firstly, perhaps you may be attracted to other people but only when they are dressed in Furry costumes. This is a lovely, creative fetish, in my opinion, and when everyone is having fun, I say more power to you! But you probably aren’t Asexual.
On the other hand, perhaps you find yourself sexually attracted specifically, for example, to wolves themselves rather than to people dressed as wolves. This is an area of sexuality I know little to nothing about. I don’t doubt for a minute that such people exist. I could say it is likely an evolutionary maladaptation: something which in the world of insects and plants works wonders for pollination, but is useless to humans and wolves.
It is certainly a taboo subject in our culture, perhaps because something that can never ethically be acted upon, since a wolf can’t give its consent (even by not biting the human zoophile), as it doesn’t have the capacity to say “no” beforehand, or because it may be depending on the human to give it food.
In any case, this, while functionally Asexual among other humans, can’t truly be said to be a form of Asexuality.
Asexual Awareness Week:
Some of you may be wondering why I’ve made so few videos lately. Aside from the main reason which is that my health is more than a bit precarious, I’ve recently joined this year’s Asexual Awareness Week committee, so I’ve been rather busy the past two weeks since we had our initial meetings the last weekend of March. I want to let everyone know that we have picked the dates for this year’s Asexual Awareness Week: It will be the week of October 23rd through the 29th.
So that’s all I have for this week. I hope to be back next week, my body and committee work permitting. Till then, as Aim always says, stay awesome! :)