And he thinks that hierarchy of intimate relationships is limiting.
Asexuality is something that is currently discriminated against or thought of as weird or wrong.
To claim sexuality or not claim sexuality is to become subject to a set of social enforcements that is often racialized.
David’s partner says it is very different for her to claim asexuality as an Asian-American woman because Asian-American women are often desexualized.
It’s complicated for her to step away from sexuality while simultaneously claiming agency that comes from sexuality.
'In the past I've described it as simply not having an interest in sex or relationships, or being attracted to neither males or females,' the 18-year-old said of how she describes her asexual identity.'My family are very accepting of who I am, and my sister told me I also have an asexual type of attitude, so sort of always "wore" my asexuality, and have always been very straightforward about it,' she explained.'It's also very uncomfortable for me when they continue trying to flirt with me after I tell them I feel no attraction.
Asexuality is just now coming onto the horizon as an identity.
As the community moves from online to offline organizing, he has seen an upward trend in ethnic and racial diversity, which he suspects is related to the expansion of options for diverse spaces and diverse ways of participating in the community.