Tristan`s Slides - Asexual Awareness Week

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A presentation by Tristan Miller
 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.
A model of orientation
Asexuals speak!
Q & A
Asexuals, society, and you
Q & A
Group discussion
Asexuality is about
attraction
Celibacy is about
behavior
 Check your hormones
 Asexuality is for amoebas
 You should try sex first
 Have you considered
that you’re gay?
 You’re just trying to be special
 You’re a late bloomer
 But you behave sexually
 You were abused
 You just haven’t had me
 You got burned in a relationship
 What’s the point of
 You just can’t get any
 You’re repressed
life then?
Are you religious?
 You’re slut-shaming!  You
haven’t met the right person
 Do you masturbate?
 Some do, some don’t.
 Studies show that asexuals are almost as likely to
masturbate as non-asexuals
 Do 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.
Asexuality 101
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Asexuals speak!
Q & A
Asexuals, society, and you
Q & A
Group discussion
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Heterosexuals
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Homosexuals
X
Asexuals,
breaking models
since 1948
Sexual Orientation
Romantic Orientation
Sexual Orientation
Romantic Orientation
Asexuality 101
A model of orientation
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Q & A
Asexuals, society, and you
Q & A
Group discussion
 Victoria (1:18-6:27)
 Southpaw (1:11-4:21)
 Me
Asexuality 101
A model of orientation
Asexuals speak!
Q & A
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Q & A
Group discussion
(www.asexuality.org)
 Sex-negative people…
 Sex-positive people…
 Sex experts, psychologists
A google image search of
“gay pride”
 How 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?
 Hot Pieces of Ace YouTube channel
 Contributors of testimony
 Western Regional
 All my supporters in the asexual community

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