Asexuality in the media

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Asexuality is becoming ever more present in modern media. As well as being featured in a lot of TV media, it has also been the subject of numerous news articles, seeing quite possibly the largest amount of media attention in 2006. This articles focuses on Media such as interviews and Asexuality-centric publishing in print (nonfictional), video and audio form.

As of current, the AVENwiki has a page for the publisher and then lists said articles (which are navigational by the tracking asexuality in the media category ), rather than a page for the article itself. This page uses more-or-less the same concept (i.e. listing the articles by publisher). For fictional references to asexuality, see asexuality in fiction.

Media in print form

This is a list of media in print form, which may include any type of nonfictional articles, columns, magazine interviews, newspapers and/or websites.

2016

Huffington Post Gay Voices

2011

Juntafil
  • A radio interview on Juntafil, adapted into a print article titled "Fuck sex", on January 13, 2011. Briefly covers the basics of asexuality, with more of a focus on aromantic asexuals. The article notes that as of 2011, there are no openly asexual people in Norway. A translation of the article can be found here.
Kitch Magazine
  • Kitch Magazine included an article titled "I'd rather eat cake", written by Helen Havlak in Spring 2011.
Good Vibrations Magazine
io9
The Rumpus
  • On August 18th, 2011, The Rumpus interviewed David Jay. Read it here!
Web.de
  • In September 2011, German email provider Web.de included an article on Asexuality in it's news section. Read it here (in German)
Out! NorthEast
Salon (2011)
The Frisky
LGBT POV
Gay City News

2012

Recultured
Jezebel
Red Eye Chicago
  • An article discussing asexuality was featured on Red Eye Chicago on the 6th of March. +Arielle, a former AVEN PT member, was interviewed for this article. Read the article here.
Salon (2012)
  • An article by Tracy Clark-Flory discussing asexuality and a episode of House, "“House” gets asexuality wrong" - "In a TV first, the Fox drama introduces asexual characters -- only to blame their identity on a medical condition" - January 31st, 2012.
The Guardian (2012)
  • The Guardian has an article “Among the asexuals” by Rosie Swash, which discusses the asexual movement and life for asexual people.
BBC (magazine)
The Atlantic
Sydney Morning Herald (2012)
  • An article, "Asexual awakening", was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on May 9, 2012.
Archives of Sexual Behavior
Jezebel (2012)
Details
  • Details, a magazine aimed mostly at males, stated that "9% of those surveyed identified as asexual", discussed in this thread.
The Gustavian Weekly
Xtra! (2012)
Macleans On Campus
The Independent (2012)
Lez Get Real
ABC Nyheter
  • ABC Nyheter published "De uinterisserte" ("The uninterested"), an article about asexuality that features David Jay and his experiences, and two sexologists who think that asexuality is cultural, and not an orientation. Published September 1, 2012. A translation of the article can be found here.
xoJane
Cosmopolitan (UK)
  • Asexuality was briefly mentioned and discussed in Cosmo's November 2012 edition (page 203), under the heading "I don't want sex - with anyone". A scan of the article is available here.
Scarleteen
The Sun

2013

Chicago's Windy Times
New York Times (2013)
Vice
Marie Claire (2013)
Metroland
HerCampus
Scribd
La Stampa
  • Italian newspaper LaStampa interviews Ithaca, their article was published during March 2013.
Psychology and Sexuality
  • The academic journal Psychology and Sexuality released an asexuality themed issue, with eight articles about asexuality.
Lesbilicious

Lesbilicious responds to a recent controversial Gay Community News article, and mentions asexuality.

CNN (2013)
  • Asexuality is briefly mentioned in this CNN article regarding sexual identity, April 4th 2013.
The Oxford Student
Psychology Today
  • Asexuality is featured in the September 2013 issue of Psychology Today. Article online.
Metro.us
York Vision
  • AvenueL wrote a feature on asexuality, titled "What is Asexuality?" for York Vision, published on October 21st, 2013.
Mail Online
Gay Agenda
Planet Ivy
Beaumont Society Magazine
  • Kerry was interviewed by the Beaumont Society Magazine for an article on asexuality.

2014

Philly.com
  • sinisterporpoise was among the asexuals interviewed for Philly.com. In the AVEN thread created by sinisterporpoise about the interview, they explain that the actual article never appeared, and do not know who else was interviewed, but summarized their part in another interview, published January 11, 2014.
The Epoch Times
Everyday Feminism
Toronto Metro
Under Dusken (dusken.no)
  • The Norwegian student paper Under Dusken interviewed ThaHoward and another asexual about their experiences with asexuality, in the article "Aseksualitet: Kjærleik uten tenning" ("Asexuality: Love without sex"), published in February 2014. The article also contains an interview with an LGBT group about asexuality, saying that asexuality itself is not a topic to include in their agenda, and that asexuals may be included, but only if they're homo/bi/panromantic and/or trans. A translation of both parts of the article can be found in this thread.
Southern Metropolis Weekly
  • "爱的少数派" (approx. translation "Love minority") is an article about the love lives of gay, bisexual, trans, childfree and asexual people. Starrynight was interviewed for the segment on asexuality. Published February 12, 2014. A translation of the asexual segment, as well as the original version, are included in this thread.
Metro
The Northern Iowan
  • "Make a place for aces in your heart", was written by an asexual who about their experiences of alienation on campus, calling for a form of sex positivity that is acknowledging of asexual experiences, and that sex isn't something everyone needs to be happy. Published on February 13th, 2014.
The Amherst Student
  • "[Queeriosity] The A Stands for Asexual", Written by an anonymous author discussing the invisibility of asexuality, and their isolation as an asexual on campus, being implicitly told that asexuality isn't valid, and being faced with intrusive questions. Published February 18th, 2014. A mirrored version of the article can be found here

Media in Video form

This is a list of asexual-related media in video form, most of which includes an interview with at least one AVEN member. As well as various television broadcasts, there are also YouTube podcasts, in which a group of asexuals choose a topic to discuss, usually on a weekly basis, and usually relevant to Asexuality. However, these podcasts are not indexed in this list...

2016

Ashley Mardell - The ABC's of LGBT
  • three part series focusing on Asexuality. part 1

2011

The Morning Show (7 TV)
lacigreen

2012

How Sex Works (BBC)
  • On the 16th of January 2012, a 3-part BBC series called How Sex Works featured a ten minute slot on asexuality. The episode featured beyondweird. See the relevant thread here. There is an accompanying article on in the BBC news magazine, "What is it like to be asexual?", by Lucy Wallis.
Jornal da Cultura (TV Cultura)
  • Asexuality was discussed on Brazilian TV show 'Jornal da Cultura' on the 3rd of April, 2012. During this discussion, they stated clearly that it was not a medical condition. A recently conducted survey is discussed by the show, which reveals that 2.5% of males and 7.5% of females in a group of 7,000 people were asexuals. A researcher had stated that there are romantic asexuals and aromantic asexuals, using unfamiliar terminology. See the relevant discussion thread here.
L'Europe du sexe (RTL TVI)
  • RTL TVI is a public network broadcast in Belgium, they included interviews with various asexuals for their show L'Europe du sexe.

2013

This Morning (ITV)
20/20 (TVNZ)

2014

Kevin Newman Live
What's My Name
  • The talk show, What's My Name, interviewed openly asexual comedian Ben Rosen on February 5, 2014. The full version of the video requires a subscription, but a 2 minute preview is available. In the preview, Rosen is asked about his experiences, and how he saw his sexuality before he knew he was asexual.

Media in audio form

This is a list of Asexual-related media in audio form, most of which were radio broadcasts.

2011

Savage Love (The Stranger)
Am I normal? (BBC Radio 4)
  • BBC Radio 4's show, "Am I Normal?", discusses many aspects of modern sexuality including an interview with TheSMMG and Twister.

2012

5 Live (BBC Radio 5 Live)
  • On the 18th of January 2012, Nicky Campbell gave an interview on Asexuality to BBC Radio 5 listeners. See here. Relevant thread.
Q (CBC Radio)
BBC Radio 5 Live (2012)
Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4)
KPCC
ABC Radio National
  • Dr. Norman Swan, on "Health Report", interviews Dr.Lori Brotto on June 11, 2012, about her research on asexuality. Brotto discusses studies on arousal involving asexuals, and her research on biomarkers for sexual orientation.

2013

The Reality Check
  • The Reality Check responds to a listener's request to discuss asexuality in their podcast, which was broadcast on the 23rd of February 2013
Radio MonteCarlo

2014

CFAX 1070
  • CFAX 1070 interviewed Heart about asexuality and AVEN on January 15, 2014. The interview starts at about 5:50, and ends at about 29:30.

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