Presentation on theme: "Asexuals: Who are they, and why should you care?"— Presentation transcript:
1Asexuals: Who are they, and why should you care? A presentation by Tristan Miller
2A bit about Tristan I’m a physics PhD student at UC Berkeley I’m supposed to be some sort of asexual activist, but I mostly just write stuff on the internet.
3Outline Asexuality 101 A model of orientation Asexuals speak! Q & A Asexuals, society, and youGroup discussion
4Asexual: A person who does not experience sexual attraction
5Attraction vs Behavior Asexuality is about attractionCelibacy is about behavior
6Common responses Check your hormones You should try sex first Asexuality is for amoebasYou should try sex firstHave you considered that you’re gay?
7Common responses You’re just trying to be special You’re a late bloomerBut you behave sexuallyYou were abusedYou just haven’t had meYou got burned in a relationshipYou just can’t get anyWhat’s the point of life then?You’re repressedAre you religious?You’re slut-shaming!You haven’t met the right personAll women are like that
8Common questions Do you masturbate? Some do, some don’t.Studies show that asexuals are almost as likely to masturbate as non-asexualsDo asexuals have romantic relationships?Some do! With other asexuals, or non-asexuals.Some don’t.Do asexuals have sex?Some do, some don’t. Asexuals may want, have, or enjoy sex. There are plenty of reasons to have sex besides sexual attraction.
9Outline Asexuality 101 A model of orientation Asexuals speak! Q & A Asexuals, society, and youGroup discussion
10Asexuals, breaking models since 1948 The Kinsey Scale123456HeterosexualsHomosexualsXAsexuals, breaking models since 1948
28Discussion QuestionsHow can you make your local LGBT group more welcoming to asexuals?What can asexuals contribute to the LGBTQ community?What can the LGBTQ community contribute to asexuals?
29Thanks!Hot Pieces of Ace YouTube channelContributors of testimonyWestern RegionalAll my supporters in the asexual communityIf you want a copy of this presentation, or other resources, please send requests to