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.
Asexual Q&A (commonly referred to as Q&A) is usually the first stop forum for newcomers, often cited as a helpful resource. It provides a space for newbies and regulars to ask for 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 the Asexuality section, Asexual Q&A was originally 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 encompass 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 AVEN's eldest forums, created in 2002 alongside nine other forums.
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 Older Asexuals forum is usually frequented by members who are over the age of 30, though there's no official age restriction enforced in this forum and access is unrestricted. An "over-40s" forum was proposed in June 2005, but failed to gather the necessary support. An older asexuals forum was proposed again less than a year later in a Hot Box thread, and later officially proposed and voted on in April 2006. GBRD explains the history of the forum here.
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", it was created in anticipation of the upcoming 20/20 crowds. Its current name was proposed by GBRD143 and adopted upon the forum's creation.
- Proposed Forum Changes: Renaming of “Asexual Relationships Forum” or Creation of a “A/Romantic Identities Forum” - on AVEN Forums
- Update on the A/Romantic Identities Forum (changes) - on AVEN Forums
- New name for this forum? - on AVEN Forums
- Before you start a topic saying "Is asexuality connected with..." - on AVEN Forums
- Over 40 forum? - on AVEN Forums
- This site is probably turning people off... - on AVEN Forums
- Should we have a forum for older asexuals? - on AVEN Forums
- Idea for the 20/20 crowds: Sexual Lounge (moved from admods) - on AVEN Forums