Asexuality 101 Overview Page Update Version 1.1

I updated my asexuality 101 overview page earlier today to include a section on the importance of self-identification, and am looking for some input. Do the two reasons I listed seem like the main reasons, and did my explanations make sense?

Also, since it has gotten so long now, are there sections that should be shortened, removed, or split off onto a separate page?

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5 thoughts on “Asexuality 101 Overview Page Update Version 1.1

  1. demiandproud

    Nope, the headers are clear, I’d keep it as one page. Maybe a wikipedia-style click menu, but it’s not necessary. It’s highly readable, also for non-native speakers who know less colloquialisms and none of the jargon in advance. I like it. You could fiddle with the lay-out a little to make it more visually interesting, but on the other hand, this was easy to read even on my small phone screen, and there’s something to be said for that too.

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    1. Aqua Post author

      Thanks! I’m glad you like the way it was worded, and I was concerned about overall readability. I was concerned that the wording was too clunky and technical, especially in the newest section that I added. If I have more to say about a specific section, I could create a new page for it, and link it to the main one.

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  2. luvtheheaven

    After reading this comment from queenie: https://luvtheheaven.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/non-libidoism-asexuality-aka-i-have-never-had-a-sex-drive-so-does-that-explain-why-im-asexual-2/comment-page-1/#comment-439 I am very grateful that “not experiencing sexual attraction” is not the only definition you are using on that page.

    I will say, though, looking back at this: https://asexualcensus.wordpress.com/ that when you say:

    Some asexuals experience romantic attraction, others don’t (approximately 20% are aromantic), and some don’t distinguish romantic from platonic feelings.

    You imply that 80% of people do experience romantic attraction, which is false. WTFromantics, and “I don’t identify with a romantic orientation” are often more aro than not, possibly gray-romantic and “other” as well. The percentage of aces who are aro-spectrum should be acknolwedged as being as large as it is, even if it is still only a significant minority and not a majority.

    Also, have you seen this? http://epochryphal.tumblr.com/post/106762907052/a-note-on-quoi

    I just feel like saying “and some don’t distinguish” might not be the best possible wording, although I get that you’re trying to be concise… it’s just that phrasing kind of rubbed me the wrong way.

    I know you’re not even asking for feedback on that part of the page, I just… wanted to voice my concerns, since they did pop into my head.

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    1. Aqua Post author

      Sorry about that wording on the census, and how it accidentally implies that 80% do experience romantic attraction. Does the way it was worded suggest those who don’t distinguish romantic from platonic feelings, still clearly experience romantic attraction, and would incorrectly be among the 80%?

      Sometimes it can be easy to forget that different attractions and arousal can be linked among asexuals. It seems like discourse portrays all of those as completely separate for all asexuals.

      I saw that link, but it is a good reminder. I did use the “doesn’t distinguish between romantic and platonic…” definition, but I think it was that link that helped me realize that wasn’t the only definition, so I also mentioned that it includes people who don’t feel like romantic orientation is applicable, or are uncertain if they experience romantic attraction.

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      1. luvtheheaven

        “Does the way it was worded suggest those who don’t distinguish romantic from platonic feelings, still clearly experience romantic attraction, and would incorrectly be among the 80%?”

        Yes, I think it does suggest it, which to me feels incorrectly. I would get rid of any numbers on the page. I might just say some do experience romantic attraction, while others who are aromantic, do not. And also if you can, mention that there is an aromantic spectrum.

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