Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Russian antisexual community

Several years ago, I wrote a vulgarization of history of the asexual community, focusing on internal battles with antisexual elements.  At the end of the history, I mentioned that there is a Russian antisexual community called the Antisexual Stronghold.  But since that community is primarily in Russian, little was known about it.

But now I've interviewed someone who participated in the Russian antisexual community.  It seems that they do not define "antisexual" in quite the way you think, nor has the definition even remained constant over time!

This is perhaps an arcane piece of history.  But I found it absolutely fascinating, both as an asexuality geek, and as someone who likes to think a lot about how communities develop over time, and why.