Friday, 2 October 2009


Hey everyone! I've been reading up on my AVED-related activities. I had some awesome stuff lined up. It was going to be brilliant!
But unfortunately I've now been put off a teensy weensy bit off AVED 2009.
Mainly since of all the asexophobia I've copped lately.*
But what can one expect from attending school in a rural town entirely populated by chavs who don't even have a non-white population, let alone a varied sexuality base?
Basically, I made the mistake of thinking that because I had come out to a few of my friends from school who were understanding, they all would be. I also made the mistake of being proud to be asexual and not hush-hush like I SHOULD HAVE BEEN. Oops, silly me.
I also made the mistake of letting people prematurely see the mini-zine on asexuality I printed as a test run (I've since completely reshuffled the pages and added a link, so..) and then it escalated. First I got the standard '...wha?' responses, and I educated a few people. I felt proud. But my closest friend was really not understanding, or supportive at all, and insinuated that I was a crazy teen going through a stupid phase, and that AVEN was a paedo site and that all of the AVENites were freakazoids(When I told her to check AVEN out so that she could see the error of her ways, she not-so-subtly ignored me). I should have realised then that my AVED-related plans would crash and burn.
The next morning I was verbally attacked and abused, and now everyone seems to know I'm ace and asks rude questions about it. I only told... *counts on fingers* 5 people who were in school at the time!
Methinks people have been gossiping about me behind my back and generally discussing my (TOTALLY non-valid, apparently) asexuality behind my back.
In fact, the most understanding people about it so far (in this whole episode) have been a bunch of 11 year olds who heard about this by chance. But that's because they giggle when they hear the word 'penis' and don't think about sex, let alone alternative sexual identities.
So, I'm sorry, North Cornwall. You've missed out on having me as an asexual activist. And it's all to do with a bunch of narrow-minded teens.
I hope they're happy.

*There's actually been a big discussion about what to call phobia against asexuals. If you followed suit after homophobia, you'd end up with aphobia, which translates as having a phobia of no phobias. So, now we have asexophobia!


  1. Wow. That's really irritating, I'm so sorry it didn't work out.

    I feel like I have to impart some words of comfort, though. Firstly, I've had rumours of my asexuality floating round my school. If you act non-committal, they disappear really, really quickly- it's a pretty dull rumour, especially if you don't deny it.

    And as for asexual activism, either you could think about joining a non-school-based LGBT society (although LGBT varies in asexy-friendliness), or you could just wait a few years. I know I keep telling you to do that, but your schoolfriends sound really immature. By the time you're in your last year (which is about when I came out), they'll be more mature, on the whole. And even if they aren't, you can always escape (either to university or to somewhere with affordable housing) and your Asexy Campaign can begin!

  2. Let me just say, thank you so much for your supportive words. My asexy friends have been really nice and I've had a few people emailing me to offer kind words. Thankyou!
    @SlightlyMetaphysical: I absolutely can't wait to leave my school. I'll be moving to a bigger city, where I can find a non-school based (or even college campus based, possibly) LGBT society. Plus, I'll be able to make more mature friends.... :)