"Ace" delves into the lives of those who identify using the little-known sexual orientation of asexuality and shows what all of us can learn--about desire, identity, culture, and relationships--when we use an asexual lens to see the world.
Analyzes queer, feminist, and anti-racist movements; television and film; art and photography; and fiction, nonfiction, and theoretical texts to explore asexual erotics and demonstrate how asexuality has been vital to the formulation of intimate ways of knowing and being.
Asexuality is predominantly understood as an orientation describing people who do not experience sexual attraction. In this multidisciplinary volume, the authors expand this definition of asexuality to account for the complexities of gender, race, disability, and medical discourse.
In a world where people often feel compelled to advertise their sexual inclinations and preferences, many people identify as asexual, lacking sexual attraction to either men or women. This book introduces the idea of asexuality as a fourth category of sexual orientation and reveals the historical, biological, and social aspects of asexuality.