The Value of Online Forums

I’m quite an active member of various Asexuality groups on Facebook. Technically, I’ve signed up to AVEN (Asexual Visibility and Education Network), but haven’t logged on for ages because I can’t for the life of me remember my username or password (guess I’ve got too many, lol).

The groups on Facebook are generally great. It allows members to ask questions and get answers and find themselves out. It’s also great to see the various views on certain topics too, such as children, marriage, etc. Discrimination and demonising non – asexuals is condemned by Admins of the groups and people who continuously do it, or harass anyone are banned. It’s also great for people who aren’t asexual, but who may have an asexual partner/ spouse to get a better understanding of how they may feel and how to deal with any issues and gain insight into their partners’ feelings.

It’s great to know that your not alone, especially if you live in an area where there is practically no discussion on the complexities of sexuality and asexuality in particular. People have expressed relief that, in fact, they are not alone in their lack of attraction and that they are OK the way they are. For me personally, what I’ve found great is to discover that asexuality is just a part of a person and, the way in which people experience their sexuality is unique and that’s fine. It’s not about being in a clique or trying to fit a certain stereotype. It’s about being who you are and learning to be OK with that.

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