Asexual and Aromantic Resource Masterlist

General Resources

The Asexual Visibility & Education Network (AVEN): The largest online community for asexuals. Hosts resources, forums, and conferences for aces.

The Asexual Agenda Linkspam: A weekly blogpost collecting links to asexual community news, recent posts and videos, and calls for participants.

What is the Split Attraction Model?: A brief introduction to the Split Model of Attraction that describes the differences between sexual and romantic attraction.


Ace and Aro Content

Publications

The Asexual: Quarterly journal that publishes the work of writers and artists under the ace umbrella. Available online for free and as physical issues via TheBookPatch.com.

AVENues: Newsletter/magazine by AVEN, featuring articles, poetry, fiction, drawings and more submitted by the community.

Ace Zine Archive (AZA): Online space dedicated to making ace and ace-related zines more accessible.

Writing

Asexuals in Fiction: Document that compiles all explicitly asexual-spectrum characters in works of fiction.

The Aromantic and Asexual Characters Database: Database of aromantic and asexual spectrum characters in literary fiction.

Videos

Ash Hardell’s ABC’s of LGBT+

How (some) Asexuals… Have Sex 👍🏻- Ash Hardell

Podcasts

Aced It!: A weekly advice show hosted by Ryan Meier, noted aromantic asexual, taking listener submitted questions about their dating, romance, and sex lives.

Aceterpretations: A podcast about asexuality, fandom, and where they intersect!

Sounds Fake But Okay: A podcast where an aromantic asexual girl and a demisexual straight girl talk about love, relationships, sexuality, and pretty much anything else they don’t understand (it’s us, hi).

ETC

Asexual Artists: Website featuring interviews to asexual spectrum artists (visual artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, dancers, etc.).


Health and Safety

Ace Competent Healthcare Resources: Collection of guidelines, research papers, personal testimonials, and general musings on ace competent healthcare.

An Asexual’s Guide To…: Sex education series written for asexual spectrum people, from an ace point of view.

Ace-Friendly Therapist Masterpost: List of known therapists who know about asexuality and have worked with ace clients. Note that there may be more.

Resources for Ace Survivors (RFAS): Project created to help asexual-spectrum or questioning people who have experienced sexual violence.

Ace Shelter: Blog post with a list of known LGBT youth shelters open to asexual spectrum people in USA and UK. Note that there may be more.

The Trevor Project: the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.


Relationships

LGBTQ Relationship Violence: A chart by The National Domestic Violence Hotline outlining abusive patterns in relationships.

Healthy Relationship Spectrum: A chart by The National Domestic Violence Hotline outlining what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like.

*If you or someone you know is in need of help in an unhealthy or abusive situation, call 1-800-799-7233 or visit thehotline.org for resources and chat services.


Guides and Tips

Basic Resources for Ace Advice Blogs: List of resources useful for mods of ace advice blogs, including best practices and examples of bad advice.

Email activism: Blog post about how to do ace activism through e-mail, including an example at the end.

So You Want to Talk to the Media: Blog post with tips on how to approach interviews and other visibility work in media.

Tips for Prospective Ace Pride Marchers: Blog post with recommendations to ace groups planning to participate in a Pride march or parade.

Tips for Writing About Asexuality: Blog post with general tips on how to write articles and blog posts about asexuality.

Tips for writing about asexuality in non-ace spaces: Blog post on how to write articles for websites, blogs, magazines, etc. not specialized in asexuality.

Writing Asexuality in Fiction: Masterpost of essays on creating ace characters in works of fiction.

Meet Aces and Aros IRL

ACEapp: Social network platform exclusively dedicated to people in the asexual spectrum. Available for Android and iOS.

Aces & Aros: Website dedicated to help people find local ace and aro events in Canada and the USA, access resources and keep in touch with current discussions.

Asexuality on Meetup.com: Meetups and groups on meetup.com tagged as asexual.

¿Dónde encuentro a la comunidad asexual?: List of Spanish-speaking ace groups and online spaces.


Online Forums and Chats

Asexuality on Discord: A list of Discord servers tagged with asexuality.

Aromanticism on Discord: A list of Discord servers tagged with aromanticism.

r/asexuality: A sub-reddit for asexual people to discuss ace matters.

r/aromantic: A sub-reddit for aromantic people to discuss aro matters.

AVEN Forums: Forums hosted by AVEN where community members can ask each other questions, find resources, and discuss ace issues.

Arocalypse: A forum for people on the aromantic spectrum.


School and Work

Asexual-Spectrum Professional Network (ASPeN): LinkedIn group to help asexual-spectrum community members develop professionally, find jobs, and improve their working skills.

Ace Inclusion Guide for High Schools: Book on how to build inclusive spaces for ace students, addressed to educators, administrators and student leaders (free PDF).

Western Regional recap: You too can lead a workshop!: Blog post about leading workshops on asexuality at queer college conferences.

Jump Start Your GSA: A guide to starting a Gender and Sexuality Alliance club at your school.


Research

Asexual Research Bibliography: Community repository in Zotero of asexuality-related research.

How to research asexual community history? A DIY guide: Blog post with tips on researching the history of online ace communities.


Religion

Asexuality and Islam: Website featuring essays about asexuality and Islam written by Laura. Currently on hiatus.

Ace-traordinary Love Workshop: Asexual and Aromantic Identities and the Image of God: A video of a workshop lead by The Reformation Project, a Christian organization working to train activists and promote LGBTQ+ affirmation in faith spaces. Co-led by four aro/ace women of color.

Bailey Brawner on Asexuality – E59: An episode of the podcast Queerology in which Bailey Brawner talks about her experience as an asexual United Methodist pastor.

Victoria Slabinski is Exploring Asexual/Aromantic Theology – E64: An episode of the podcast Queerology in which Victoria Slabinski talks about her work exploring asexual and aromantic-inclusive queer theologies as well as theologies related to decolonizing/reclaiming efforts by Christians of color.

Asexuali-TEA: a ten-day devotional called “Asexuali-tea” about the gifts of asexuality on the Our Bible App, a progressive and social-justice-oriented Bible app with many of queer and/or POC contributors.

The Need for Asexuality in Theological Discourse by Lache S.: A work that combines asexuality and Christian theology. Schilling imagines Mary, Mother of Jesus, as asexual, and she creates an affirming Christian narrative.


Race

Asexuality and Race Resources: Document listing discussions, blog posts, linkspams and academic publications on race and asexuality.

Asexual POC Resources: List of links to various posts and articles about, by, or for ace people of color.


If you have any favorite asexual and/or aromantic content, resources, etc that is not included here please send us a link and we’ll add it!