I’m editing a new series of essays on CNN Living called “First Person” and thus far, I’m gobsmacked by the bravery of the writers and the response from readers. It’s an intense process and I’m grateful for their trust and candor.
Lisa France: “A fat girl gets naked”
Cara Reedy: “My life as a little person“
It’s not just a phase.
They’re not frigid, sick, repressed or broken.
Meeting the so-called “right one” isn’t going to change anything.
But for people like Sandra Mellott, the questions just keep on rolling in from friends, family and loved ones who may mean well but don’t understand what it’s like to identify as asexual.
In a society historically centered around romantic pairings and increasingly bombarded by raunchy imagery, people who don’t experience sexual attraction can often feel isolated, invisible and misunderstood. But now a growing number of asexual people are banding together in solidarity and support, finding like-hearted souls in a culture where “happily (and hornily) ever after” is the end goal.
Read the rest of “An orientation to asexuality” at CNN Living