Here are some resources we recommend health professionals check out to help them understand asexuality and how to help their asexual clients better. Please be sure to check out our What is Asexuality? page. A sortable list of posts from our own blog geared towards educating people on the specific issues that ace-spectrum survivors of sexual violence face will appear below.

Books

Documentaries

  • (A)sexual by Angela Tucker (2011) – available on Netflix

Printable Resources

Research

Websites

Articles

In Other Languages

Spanish translation of Info Sheet for Health Professionals now available

Resources for Ace Survivors is proud to present a new Spanish translation of our Basics of Asexuality for Health Professionals printable information sheet. You can download and print the translation from your home printer. We encourage you to consider distributing it where you can!

Resources for Ace Survivors se enorgullece en presentar la traducción al español de nuestra hoja explicativa con Información Básica sobre Asexualidad para Profesionales de la Salud. Puedes descargar e imprimir la traducción aquí (tamaño 8×11″ o A4). ¡Te alentamos a distribuirla donde puedas!

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Asexuality Basics for Health Professionals Printable Info Sheet

A resource for those who:

  • Need to come out to their therapists about asexuality, but aren’t up for fielding 101 questions
  • Want their doctors to understand asexuality to avoid misdiagnosis, bad assumptions, or awkward questions
  • Simply want to do activism to promote better understanding of asexuality and competent treatment of ace people

You can print this page out and give it to your therapist, doctor, etc. to give them information about asexuality and recommendations for how to treat asexual clients/patients on the spot. This sheet will also direct them to other resources that they can use to educate themselves.

Download it here:

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Challenges faced by asexual spectrum survivors of sexual violence (part 3)

This series focuses on awful things people say to asexual spectrum survivors, sometimes out of spite, sometimes out of concern, and sometimes out of ignorance. Each section has a quote (or collection of related quotes) followed by a “translation” of the quote (or a distillation of the essence of the argument, if you will) and then commentary on why this is an awful thing to say.

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Challenges faced by asexual spectrum survivors of sexual violence (part 2)

This series focuses on awful things people say to asexual spectrum survivors, sometimes out of spite, sometimes out of concern, and sometimes out of ignorance. Each section has a quote (or collection of related quotes) followed by a “translation” of the quote (or a distillation of the essence of the argument, if you will) and then commentary on why this is an awful thing to say.

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Challenges faced by asexual spectrum survivors of sexual violence (part 1)

This series focuses on awful things people say to asexual spectrum survivors of sexual violence, sometimes out of spite, sometimes out of concern, and sometimes out of ignorance. Each section has a quote (or collection of related quotes) followed by a “translation” of the quote (or a distillation of the essence of the argument, if you will) and then commentary on why this is an awful thing to say (and suggestions for things you can say instead).

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Why It’s Okay to Refuse Therapy

Medical professionals of all kinds are well known for abusing every marginalized group known to humanity, and therapists are no exception. But we are told to get over it or told to “find another doctor.”

So for all of the people out there who feel that therapy is toxic: I’m making room for your narrative in the survivor discourse. It’s okay to refuse therapy. It’s okay to be hostile towards medical personnel, especially when they have abused you. It’s okay to talk about your horrible experiences with therapy.

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