Slowly, then all at once

Chelsie, Female, 16, England Content note: mention of rape/sexual assault I always had little crushes on boys through middle and high school, but if we were ever to become ‘boyfriend and girlfriend’, things got weird. With the first few boyfriends, I completely avoided them in order to not have to do ‘touchy relationship stuff’.¬†In year…

What is “hot”???

Jessy, 15, Female, United States With the heteronormativity that’s impounded into us, I’ve gone most of my life assuming I was straight. Everyone I’d ever liked was a boy, so naturally I was heterosexual, that’s just how I assumed it worked. I didn’t really start to notice a difference in me compared to others until…

Am I wrong? – A poem

Courtney, 16, Female, United States content note: rape/sexual assault My mother was raped when she was young and so I have faced her influence While still being me and knowing myself and my desires (or so I hope) Sex was always scary, I feared for my life and still do to this day I am…

A Struggle With Identity

Olive, 20, Female, Canada content note: this story contains experiences of sexual assault and harsh¬†language My friends all loved Channing Tatum. They loved a lot of guys, actually. They wanted to fuck them all. On their walls they hung pictures of them, larger than life posters of shirtless men. All men, of course. We all…

Welcome to the Asexual Story Project!

The Asexual Story Project is a space where anyone who is asexual or somewhere one the ace spectrum can share their personal stories about being asexual, coming out, relationships and any other experiences. Stories are tagged thematically. You can also submit your own story by following the link in the menu bar!

November 7th, 2013…

Caitlin, 17, female, United States At lunch one day of my senior year, my friend was explaining the drama of some boy. She mentioned a girl was asexual and how she didn’t want to date because she didn’t like people. Now I’m one of those people who will wait until they get home to google…

On Being Invisibly Demisexual

purpleandgrey, 28, female, United States For the past few years, my story has primarily been about being invisibly ace. I’m a cisgender demisexual woman in a committed relationship with a cisgender sexual man. To all outward appearances, our relationship is indistinguishable from a normative heterosexual relationship. But this is the really strange part: to all…