Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex

  • Type: Books
  • By: Angela Chen
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Eyal S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780807013793
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An accessible introduction to an often ignored, or misunderstood, facet of human sexuality

With this part-overview/part-memoir, Angela Chen encourages readers to reflect on their own thoughts about sexuality and its importance in society. She combines anecdotes of her own journey with interviews of other ace individuals to present a multitude of perspectives on being ace in a very sex/relationship focused society.

Chen makes a point of noting that she is writing from a very US/Western-centric position when she talks about societal norms and expectations, and that other cultures will probably have different viewpoints on this subject. She also states clearly that this book should be seen as being driven by her personal experiences, rather than any kind of definitive text on asexuality.