My journey to identifying as asexual

Quinoa, female, 20, United States. When I was in middle school and much of high school, I didn’t really think I was that different. Sure, I didn’t date people, but I thought the people around me were dating and having sex mostly because of peer pressure. I didn’t want any part of dating or romance,…

Anonymous’ Story

Anonymous, female, 15, Canada. I’m a fifteen year old girl, which is a pretty typical age for a lot of people to start considering more in depth what they would like to describe themselves as as, well, a person. Personally, I’ve never been open about my sexuality. Not in a way that I’m embarrassed about…

chuckylover911’s Story

chuckylover911, female, 16, United States. Some might find it strange, but I found out about asexuality through fanfiction. I remember reading the brief summary of this particular story where it stated one of the characters as being asexual. I’m going to be honest here and say that the story didn’t exactly intrigue me, and so…

Stanley’s Story

Stanley, 20, United States. Growing up, I probably knew more about sex and sexuality than most children. I was told about the whole process from ever since I can remember, from knowing it’s how children are born to how some people fall in love with those of the same gender. Amongst family members, sex and…

Angus’ Story

Angus, 18, Canada. I came to realize that I was asexual in early December of 2013. The clearest indication of my asexuality came from my difference from other people around my age. A lot of people begin to fantasize about sex in their teenage years, and I was convinced about that quite easily. It seems…

Megsblood’s Story

megsblood, female, United States.   Middle school, in a lot of ways, is worse than High School. You’re expected to know exactly who you are when a lot of issues are just being brought to your attention to think about. One of these was sexuality. Everyone already knew their label; straight, lesbian, bi. It wasn’t…