LGBTSIQQA is a combination of letters I frequently find in queer spaces. It stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Straight, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual. Only, what does asexuality really mean and why is it supposed to be queer? Why are asexuals hardly visible in queer spaces? And is the desire to be sexual really something everyone feels?
This workshop deals with what asexuality means and what it doesn‘t. It’s about the difference between sexual and romantic orientation, about what being asexual and being sexpositive have in common, why, in my eyes, asexuality is queer, about consent and about what you can do to make asexuals feel welcomed in your community.
We start the workshop with the documentary „some like it hot, some like it not“ (30 min, in German) by Nossa Schäfer and Elise Garrote, who interview three members of Aven (Asexual Visibility and Education Network). At the same time the film shows how sexology in the tide of its history used to deal with people without sexual interest.