[A]sexuality,  Queer[ness],  YouTube[r]


youtuber @ashleymardell just released part 1 of her long awaited trilogy on asexuality and aromanticism! this video series is about both asexuality and aromanticism and is part of a larger series of videos called “The ABC’s of LGBT”.

you might be thinking that this is probably just another one of those asexuality or aromanticism 101 videos made by someone who isn’t ace or aro themselves, but that’s the thing. it’s actually not!

unlike other videos, this video series is much more comprehensive, discussing over 40 different ace and aro related identities & topics. in another YouTube first, Ashley reached out to ace and aro spectrum youtubers and spent months collabing with 12 of us to make sure that she got things right and that ace & aro voices were heard.

that isn’t to say that everything in these videos will be 100% spot on. everyone involved is, of course, voicing their own opinions and understanding of things, but again this is where Ashley does other ally youtubers better. she is extremely open to learning and receiving feedback, so if you see something problematic in these videos please let her (or even myself or other youtubers involved) know! she will be making a followup video to address people’s feedback.

what all and who all are in this video? from the video’s description:

identities and topics:

Asexual – 3:00~
Ace (umbrella term) – 3:30~
Aromantic/Aro – 4:00~
Zedsexual/romantic and Allosexual/Romantic – 4:20~Demisexual/romantic – 5:38~
Gray Asexual/Gray(A)/Grace/Gray Ace – 6:36~
Ace/Aroflux – 7:56~
Quoisexual/romantic and WTFsexual/romantic – 8:44~
Akoisexual/romantic and Lithsexual/romantic – 11:13~
Cupiosexual – 12:20~
Sexual attraction – NEXT VIDEORomantic attraction – NEXT VIDEO
Platonic, Sensual – NEXT VIDEO
Aesthetic, Alterous – NEXT VIDEO
Sex/Romance Indifferent – NEXT VIDEO
Sex/Romance Averse – NEXT VIDEO
Sex/Romance Repulsed – NEXT VIDEO
Sex/Romance favorable – NEXT VIDEO
The difference between Sex Negative/Antisexual people, Asexual people, and Celibate people – NEXT VIDEO
Sex Positivity – NEXT VIDEO
Queer platonic Relationship/Quasi platonic relationship/QPR – NEXT VIDEO
Zucchini – NEXT VIDEO
Ace of Hearts, Spades, Clubs, Diamonds – NEXT VIDEO
“No Romo” – NEXT VIDEO
Sex drive/Libido – NEXT VIDEO
Stone, Paper, – NEXT VIDEO
Paper Mache – NEXT VIDEO
Misconceptions – NEXT VIDEO
A in LGBTQIA? Are Ace people really part of the queer community? –
Ace/Aro Adversity – NEXT VIDEO
Amatonormativity – NEXT VIDEO
Community and culture – NEXT VIDEO


Ashley Mardell: https://www.youtube.com/user/HeyThere005/
Adam (created the ♫): https://www.youtube.com/user/popcornchickendude
Vesper: https://www.youtube.com/queerascat
Aceland: https://www.youtube.com/c/jchsgsa1
Jo: https://www.youtube.com/JoeeJayy
Jeff: https://www.youtube.com/c/JeffAMiller17
Berry: https://www.youtube.com/user/missclaremarian
Amelia: https://www.youtube.com/c/AmeliaAce
Kai: https://www.youtube.com/kaihugstrees
Milo: https://m.youtube.com/c/MiloStewart
Christi: https://www.youtube.com/tirlen
Brian: http://youtube.com/AOkayVideo
Damian: https://www.youtube.com/user/HeyoDamo

YouTuber and Blogger, Vesper is an American expat currently living in Japan.

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