- Category: Asexuality 101
- Published on Friday, 26 August 2011 22:34
- Written by Lara Tacita
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Asexuals on the Internet have created safe spaces for Aces on the web. There are no such places that cater to Asexuals exclusively in the real world. There are spaces that give women safe spaces and groups that give gays and lesbians safe spaces. The lack of safe spaces for Asexuals means that they often have to turn to LGBT groups. Some groups will turn down safe spaces to Heteroromantic Asexuals, sometimes with the statement Heteroromantic Asexuals do not experience the same kinds of problems.
While it is true that no group that falls under the Queer umbrella experiences the same issues as any other group, the problem is that Asexuals do not have a place to go where they can discuss their issues. As so many other Asexuals pointed out there are no Asexual bars, Asexual Coffee shops or Asexual Cake bakeries.
Aces need their own real life places. A few have been created, but they are few and far between. A person who wants to find one may have to drive for several hours to find one, especially if they live in a small town. It is even more complicated if they live in an area where the nearest large city is a several hour drive away.
AVEN and other spaces that serve Asexuals on the Internet are great places for Asexuals to discuss the issues that they face with each other. The posters on the forum can support one another through various issues, but forum posters cannot offer the real world support.