An Asexual in a Sexual World

Cathy, 20, female, United States I knew I was asexual before I even hit puberty. In elementary school people use to pretend they were getting married at recess, even kissing the person. People use to say that this person was their boyfriend or girlfriend as young as third grade, and I didn’t understand the reasoning…

Completing the Remaing Part of Me

Jose, male, 20, Peru. I started questioning my sexuality back in my first years of high school, when lots of my classmates suddenly got girlfriends (I should add that I attended an all-boys school) that they would brag about. They obviously had a different and “better” status now that they were not single: they weren’t…

Tabitha’s Story

Tabitha, female, 19, United States. It’s the opening to the typical ‘coming out’ story: I knew I was asexual when I was a kid. Well, perhaps not specifically, but I knew that I wasn’t interested in sex. It was middle school, seventh grade, when ninety percent of the school population was going through puberty, and…

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To Adulthood

Luna, 20, United States. My parents are very open-minded people who had an incredibly liberal outlook on how to raise children. I was educated in the parts of the male and female body and how babies were made from a very early age, along with the typical reading and writing. I feel that it is…

Mandy’s Story

Mandy, female, 19, Australia. My story starts back in early high school, around the age of 14. This was when I began to realise that my fellow female friends were getting interested in boys. I also developed my first crush on a guy. I was (and still am) a shy person, so revealing this crush…

My Ascent Into Queerness

Kayla, female, 20, United States. I never really cared about dating when I was younger. I was literally the only person in the sixth grade at my elementary school who still thought kissing was gross. And I kept that mentality until ninth grade (though in the seventh grade I agreed to be someone’s girlfriend, but…

Trying To Fix Myself

Content note: this story contains talk about rape. Marten, male, 27, Canada. When I was in high school I was pretty busy with school work. When I got to college I became crazy busy. So much work to do, it was crazy overwhelming. I figured I would start to try to date: I had never…

Laura’s Story

Content note: this story includes references to threats of sexual violence. Laura, female, 23, Latvia. I have been asexual my whole life, since the age of five. I always felt different from others. I thought that I was sick, that there was something wrong with me, and that I was the only one on this…