- Category: Asexuality 101
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Wikpedia, the occasionally accurate source of all information says that there are no set Asexual symbols. Certainly there is no one symbol that the entire Asexual community has agreed upon to represent them, but certain symbols have become associated with Asexuality through long term usage.
The Upside Down Shaded Triangle
The upside down shaded triangle is the symbol used by AVEN. The bottom of the triangle represents Asexuality and the rest of the triangle represents what is commonly referred to as the sexuality spectrum. A few people consider this symbol as being representative of AVEN, rather than as representative of Asexuals as a whole. The Knights of the Shaded Triangle forum uses the same symbol.
The Ace of Spades
The Ace of Spades represents aromatic Asexuals. The use of the term Ace has been explained in another article. It is not the only card that has been adopted as a symbol of the Asexual community.
The Ace of Hearts
The Ace of Hearts is a symbol for Romantic Asexuals.
The Black Ring
A black ring does not mean anything if it is not worn properly. The black or onyx ring worn on a person's right middle finger is a sign that the wearer is Asexual. The color of the ring and its significance was decided on AVEN several years ago. The right hand is chosen because most wedding rings are worn on the left hand. The middle finger was similarly chosen because it is not the normal ring finger.
Read all about cake as an Asexual symbol here.