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The Invisible Orientation by Julie Sondra Decker
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it was amazing
bookshelves: nonfiction

I certainly needed this book when I was younger because wow, did I have some questions and concerns. Finding out pretty late in my teens about asexuality was life-changing. This book would have been all the information I ever needed to know and understand what was going on with my body, something that every person should understand about themselves.

It contains information all about asexuality, gray-asexuality, demisexuality, and pretty much anything to do with asexuality. The surprising part was seeing it also explain every single romantic orientation, and while I thought I knew a lot, I learned much more from this. Decker is also an asexual, which makes me pretty happy to know the information will probably be will researched and understood (spoiler alert: it is). Decker also goes into detail about misconceptions on asexuality, and I sincerely connected with many of those, including the exclusion from LGBTQIA+ spaces by those who invalidate asexuality as a whole or cisgender heteroromantic/hetero-passing asexuals.

I really do hope that more literature and media on asexuality comes out, but Decker absolutely nails everything you'd need to know about it (at least as a starting point if you want to do your own research). I cannot recommend this book enough if you want to learn more about asexuality.
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Reading Progress

April 11, 2019 – Started Reading
April 11, 2019 – Shelved
April 11, 2019 – Shelved as: nonfiction
April 16, 2019 –
page 37
April 18, 2019 –
page 54
25.0% "This was the kind of literature I desperately needed in high school. Sexuality is confusing as heck, and to realize I was not "broken" in my twenties was both relieving and exhausting. I've spent so much time in my life so far thinking something was wrong with me. I hope the next generation has more widely spread and well researched information like this in the future to prevent them from feeling what I felt."
April 27, 2019 – Finished Reading

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