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Image Ace of Hearts: A Journey to Embracing the Asexual Identity
(98 Pages) Asexuality (an orientation where someone does not experience sexual attraction) is widely misunderstood. Or worse: ignored. Until it becomes common knowledge that asexuality exists as a sexual orientation, then people who DO relate on the spectrum will continue to struggle internally (feeling alone, broken, or flawed) and externally (in relationships, and life in general). The Lonely Ace of Hearts begins with a general introduction about asexuality as an orientation, debunking the most common myths, and then guides readers through the most common struggles. Defining and Understanding Your Identity. Achieving Self-Acceptance. Coming Out to Friends & Family. (Or, not.) Dealing with Loneliness. Love, Dating, Sex, and Relationships. This is not about "dealing with life as an asexual". This is about (ultimately) Embracing the Asexual Identity.
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Image Little Black Book of a Demisexual
(124 Pages) This is the true and unedited tale of a closet demisexual. This honest account of a quest to find a sense of belonging in a sexual world is part sexual diary and part love story. With sarcasm and humor this diary is a tell-all that challenges how we view asexual identity.
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Image The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
(240 Pages) A finalist for the 2015 LAMBDA Literary Award. What if you weren’t sexually attracted to anyone? A growing number of people are identifying as asexual. They aren’t sexually attracted to anyone, and they consider it a sexual orientation—like gay, straight, or bisexual. Asexuality is the invisible orientation. Most people believe that “everyone” wants sex, that “everyone” understands what it means to be attracted to other people, and that “everyone” wants to date and mate. But that’s where asexual people are left out—they don’t find other people sexually attractive, and if and when they say so, they are very rarely treated as though that’s okay. When an asexual person comes out, alarming reactions regularly follow; loved ones fear that an asexual person is sick, or psychologically warped, or suffering from abuse. Critics confront asexual people with accusations of following a fad, hiding homosexuality, or making excuses for romantic failures. And all of this contributes to a discouraging master narrative: there is no such thing as “asexual.” Being an asexual person is a lie or an illness, and it needs to be fixed. In The Invisible Orientation, Julie Sondra Decker outlines what asexuality is, counters misconceptions, provides resources, and puts asexual people’s experiences in context as they move through a very sexualized world. It includes information for asexual people to help understand their orientation and what it means for their relationships, as well as tips and facts for those who want to understand their asexual friends and loved ones.
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Image The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves
(288 Pages) Collects letters from such famous contributors as Brian Selznick, Michael Cunningham, and Amy Bloom to offer hope and support in the face of prejudice.
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