AmeliaAce offers a beginners’ guide to asexuality.
As her name suggests, Amelia is asexual and primarily uploads videos about the asexual spectrum. In this video, she went back to basics, listing the top ten things you need to know about asexuality for people who have no idea.
With the knowledge you will gain from this very informative video you will be able to go out in the world and start to understand this less represented sexuality. Of course, you can still do your own research to find out even more about asexuality, as Amelia says in the video.
Here are some of our favourite points from the video:
“Asexuality isn’t the same thing as being aromantic,” Amelia says, explaining the different layers to asexuality. Being aromatic means that you do not experience romantic attraction to others while being asexual means that you do not experience sexual attraction. People can identify as only one of the above or both, but the two are not the same.
“Asexuality is a spectrum,” she quite simply puts. This means that people on the asexual spectrum can all have different experiences and personal definitions of asexuality.
“It’s not about sexual action, it’s about sexual attraction,” Amelia says, explaining that asexuality is not the same thing as being heterosexual or “waiting until marriage”.
“Someone telling you they are asexual, demisexual, or grey asexual is not an invitation to start a debate on whether or not those orientations are real,” Amelia amazingly puts it, sticking up for asexuals who have had their fair share of stupid comments about their sexuality.
To find out more about the asexual spectrum, check out Amelia’s channel, where you can find entertaining and informative videos detailing everything you need to know.
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