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250. Why Do We Have Sex? Asexuality with Angela Chen

We Can Do Hard Things
We Can Do Hard Things
Today, Angela Chen teaches us how understanding asexuality helps us understand ourselves and the true meaning of sex. Angela describes: 


The misconception that blocks us from fully understanding our own sexuality;

Why your sexuality is a relationship between YOU and YOU; 

How there are MANY reasons people have sex. (Glennon says sexual attraction only accounts for 5% of her sexual experiences.); and

The shame underlying compulsory sexuality – and how to stop apologizing for not wanting sex. 


And a question for anyone seeing themselves in asexuality: What would this label free you from?

About Angela:
Angela Chen is a journalist and editor. She is the author of Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex, which was named one of the best books of 2020 by NPR, Electric Literature, and Them. Her reporting and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Guardian, National Geographic, Paris Review, and more. 

TW: @chengela
IG: @angelaetcetera

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