A Quick & Easy Guide to Asexuality
by Molly Muldoon
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 29 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 9 Mar 2022
Oni Press, Limerence Press
This book is for anyone who wants to learn about asexuality, and for Ace people themselves, to validate their experiences.
Asexuality is often called The Invisible Orientation. You don’t learn about it in school, you don’t hear “ace” on television. So, it’s kinda hard to be ace in a society so steeped in sex that no one knows you exist. Too many young people grow up believing that their lack of sexual desire means they are broken – so writer Molly Muldoon and cartoonist Will Hernandez, both in the ace community, are here to shed light on society’s misconceptions of asexuality and what being ace is really like. This book is for anyone who wants to learn about asexuality, and for Ace people themselves, to validate their experiences. Asexuality is a real identity and it’s time the world recognizes it. Here’s to being invisible no more!
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Average rating from 427 members
Short, sweet introduction to the topic of asexuality. Well put together - loving these small gender and sexuality guides!
Very very good resource that is very much needed in our libraries! I would say, as someone who identifies as asexual, that it didn't really answer any of my own personal questions because, it's all up in the air and you really never know the answer until... you figure it out yourself? But for people who have idea what asexuality or aromanticism is, this is absolutely a great resource for understanding the basics of it all.
My only qualms is that the eyes are creepy.
I thought that this was a really thoughtful book full of useful information to help give readers useful information and prevent anymore misinformation. I think this would be perfect in a high school library for students to check out. It was easy to understand and fun to read.
What a fun way to educate people on Asexuality. I thought the short, quick, graphic novel was an excellent way to explain it quickly and demonstrate differences' importance. It also was very respectful. I sometimes feel like sexuality is a complex topic to discuss when you know nothing about it; however, this graphic novel was perfect for learning.
I think this is such an essential read. The author made it easy for readers to understand, and I believe everyone should read it! Thank you for the advanced copy!!
A Quick & Easy Guide to Asexuality is exactly what the title promises.
Written as a friendly conversation, this guide tells all about the basics of what asexuality is, how it works, and the spectrum it covers. It never dives too deep into any of the touched topics (but further reading suggestions are added at the end for anyone interested), yet they manage to cover everything quite well. Although I already had a good understanding on the subject at hand, the book still managed to teach me something more in an easy to digest way, and it also let me feel okay about not knowing *everything*. After all, the most important thing to know is that you need to be open to learn more about everything,
I really hope this book is another step towars better understanding of not only asexuality, but sexuality as a whole.
I recommned this book to everyone - for those who are informed and are happy to see the information being spread, and for those who are yet uninformed.
*Thanks to NetGalley and Oni Press for providing me with an free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.*