Asexuality (forum section)
The Asexuality section was created during the reorganization of the forums in February 2008. Between 2002 and 2008, Asexual Relationships, Asexual Musings and Rantings (known as General Asexual Rantings up until September 2005), Older Asexuals and Sexual Partners, Friends and Allies were categorized under Discussion, whereas Asexual Q&A was placed in the AVEN section.
The Asexual Q&A (commonly referred to as Q&A) is usually the first stop for newcomers, often cited as a helpful resource. It provides a space for newbies and regulars to ask for asexual advice and knowledge, though sexual behavior is also commonly discussed. "Am I asexual" threads are very common here, and numerous pinned threads attempt to provide the relevant answers. Asexual Q&A is one of AVEN's original and eldest forums, and remains as one of the most active.
Unlike the other present forums in Asexuality, Asexual Q&A was placed in the AVEN section rather than the Discussion section.
|Moderator(s)||The Great WTF|
Here, the members of AVEN can discuss their relationships. Any type of relationship can be discussed here, rather than just romantic relationships. It is one of AVEN's original and eldest forums, created in 2002 alongside nine other forums.
Asexual Relationships has remained largely unchanged since its creation, though a proposal was made to rename the forum in May 2012, in order to include romantic orientations in the forum's discussions. Under this proposal, the forum's name would've been changed to Relationships and Orientations Forum. Instead, the members voted in favor of creating a newer more dedicated forum for romantic orientations; A/Romantic Identities (later renamed as Romantic and Aromantic Identities).
Asexual Musings and Rantings
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Asexual Musings and Rantings (affectionately known as MusiRants) is AVEN's general discussion forum for asexuality. As the name suggests, musings and rantings (relevant to asexuality) go down here. It is indexed as 1, officially it is AVEN's eldest forum and among the most active.
This forum was known as General Asexual Rantings between 2002 and September 2005. A proposal was made to change the forum's name, and the members voted in favor of changing to the current name, which was proposed by GBRD. Incredibly Ace Moments is a regularly active thread in this forum, though there are many common themes.
The Old Asexuals forum is usually frequented by members who are over 30, though there's no official age restriction enforced in this forum and access is unrestricted. A forum for older asexuals was initially proposed in the Hot Box, and later officially proposed in April 2006
For Sexual Partners, Friends and Allies
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More commonly known as SPFA, this forum provides a space for allies, rather than a space for sexual discussion (see The Gray Area, Sex and Related Discussions). SPFA was proposed and created in October 2005, soon after the Personals Forum fiasco. Initially dubbed as the "Sexual Lounge", its current name was proposed by GBRD143 and adopted upon the forum's creation.