sexualities

The Spectrum of Asexuality

Asexuality is an underrecognized sexual minority. There is a serious lack of both awareness and acceptance of asexual identities by the general public. What is asexuality actually and how does it differ from celibacy? How do asexual people function in a hyper-sexualized Western society? The lack of research on asexuality fosters the stigmatization of asexual […]

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feminism, mental health, sexualities

Stigma on non-monosexual identities

PODCAST LINK What are biphobia, panerasure and monosexism? Bi and pansexuality are both a non-monosexual identity, and seem very similar. Even bi/pansexuals seem to use the labels freely depending on the situation. But there are some differences, mainly in terms of stigma and prejudices. The stigma on non-monosexual identities is more severe than on lesbian/gay […]

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essay, mental health, sexualities

Pansexuality: fluidity, stigma and mental health

Time to read: 10 min.Author: Maysa Mariposa. Podcast version Pansexuality: fluidity, stigma and mental health What is pansexuality? What does it mean? What are the prejudices and stigmatic beliefs about people who define themselves as pansexual? And what are the consequences of (interiorized) stigma on their mental and sexual health? Pansexuality is a little known, […]

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essay, feminism, gender, sexualities

The problem with ‘comphet’

ESSAY Reading time: 20minAuthor: Evelien Feys This essay was written in response to this post about ‘comphet’. ‘Comphet’ is a contraction of ‘compulsory heterosexuality’. In contemporary (mostly online) discourse, it refers to the idea that heterosexuality is so self-evident and expected that lesbians can be convinced that they are actually into men. These women are […]

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