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Asexual publications

The term asexual, or ace, refers to people who experience little or no sexual attraction to other people. As part of the diverse spectrum of human sexuality, asexuality is a sexual orientation like straight, lesbian, gay and bisexual.

Here you can find publications and resources relating to asexuality. Click on the images below or the hyperlinks to view or download the publications as PDF files. You are welcome to print these resources yourself, or if you would like us to send you printed copies, e.g. for a stall at an event, please contact info@equality-network.org.

Including Asexual People in Services

Including Asexual People in ServicesDraws on asexual specific research and guidance to provide a simple intro to asexuality and a guide for service providers on how to include asexual people. This booklet will provide you with the foundations to start thinking about simple changes to your practice that can ensure you are creating an inclusive service in which asexual people can participate fully.

 

Asexual

Asexual trifold leafletA tri-fold leaflet covering facts and misconceptions about asexuality and tips for better ace inclusion.

 

Some key tips for ace inclusion are:

  1. If someone comes out to you as ace, believe them, accept their relationship choices and support them. Remember, meaningful relationships don’t need to include sex. As with anyone else, don’t ask intrusive questions about their sex life.
  2. Remember that ace people can also identify as gay, lesbian, bi or pan romantic.
  3. The language we use has power to include or exclude. If you want to include ace people, mention them by name, and don’t use language which implies that everyone is seeking sex or romance.
  4. Learn to recognise ace-erasure and acephobia and challenge it when you witness it. Speaking out helps to educate others and make environments more inclusive.