Asexuality

Did you know that on the Campus Climate Survey, more students identified as asexual (4%) than gay (2%) or lesbian (2%)?  So if you identify as asexual, you are not alone on the UVM campus!  We have been hearing more from asexual students.  Now this survey gives us even more information.  Since we want to be inclusive of those with all sexual orientations, I thought that a discussion of asexual student concerns seemed important.  Many people do not know about asexual orientations and there are not often discussions of topics important to those identifying as asexual.  Check out the following link to see the full report from the Campus Climate Survey:   http://www.uvm.edu/president/diversity/climatesurvey/?Page=reports.html.

~Becky

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One Response to Asexuality

  1. lgbtqa says:

    Does UVM have any community for asexual identities? Very exciting question. While UVM does not currently have any student groups or organizations specific to Aesexuality, according to the most recent campus climate study, more students identify as Aesexual than Gay or Lesbian.

    For those who are not familiar with the term, I would recommend you check out AVEN (Aesexuality Visibility and Education Network) online. There are misconceptions that asexual people just want to be left alone, but as AVEN puts it, Aesexual: A person who does not experience sexual attraction. Asexual people have the same emotional needs as everybody else and are just as capable of forming intimate relationships.
    ~Chris

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