No Sex in the City Tonight!
Join us for the inaugural meeting of Memphis’s newest social group, a group for individuals who identify as asexual or are questioning this aspect of their identity.
What is Asexuality?
Asexuality is a sexual orientation just like homosexuality, bisexuality, and heterosexuality. People who identify as asexual typically experience a lack of sexual attraction or low or absent interest in or desire for sexual activity. It isn’t a choice like being celibate; asexuality is usually a stable identity. Asexuals may desire intimate romantic relationships that may include lots of forms of physical touch like hugging, kissing, holding hands, and cuddling. Their romantic relationships may be homosexual, bisexual, or heterosexual, and they may be monogamous or polyamorous.…
Why this group?
People who identify as asexual face significant societal stigma that frequently prevents them from being able to be out about their identity or to explore the possibility of being asexual. While there are groups online where asexuals can connect for support and camaraderie, there is a significant barrier to meeting other asexuals face-to-face. We want to change that by creating a group at OutMemphis that will give asexual-identifying individuals a place to go and be with other folks who understand them. We intend it to be primarily a social group, but we also want people to have a place where they can find support either dealing with or exploring the possibility of being asexual.
The Inaugural Meeting
Who: Anyone who identifies as asexual or is questioning that aspect of their life
What: Potluck followed by screening of the documentary (A)sexual
When: May 23, 2017, 6-9 pm
Where: OutMemphis, 892 Cooper Street, Memphis, 38104
Why: Because we need to