A Life

A weekly podcast about asexuality

A Life #65: A Life Unabridged

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We’re back! And because of the extended hiatus, there’s a whole lot of feedback to cover. And that is what we did, uncharacteristically thoroughly as well, not even abridging the longer messages. So it’s feedback galore, for your enjoyment and/or dread.

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September 16, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 1 Comment

A Life #64: Gender Repulsion

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Feeling repulsed by your own gender is a theme that seems to come up pretty often in the asexual community. Gender repulsion goes beyond “simple” genital repulsion, since it encompasses other parts of your body as well as the societal norms and expectations placed on you because of your physical sex. This is what the rather small crew of A Life discusses this time around.

Poll:
Are you repulsed by your own gender?

July 17, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 6 Comments

A Life #63: In Queer Street

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Queer is a term that has proved itself to be rather problematic for both people who identify as such and those who don’t. What does the word actually mean and who should be using it to describe themselves? And, ultimately, can asexuals be considered queer? These are the questions that accompany general randomness in this episode of A Life!

Poll:
Are you queer?

July 9, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 6 Comments

A Life #62: Great Pleasures

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Sex is said to be one of the most important great pleasures in life and therefore we asexuals suffer as we’re missing out on it. But that is rather silly, because everybody derives great pleasure from different things. Therefore we discuss our great pleasures as well as a large dosage of the signature randomness you’ve come to expect in this episode of A Life.

Poll:
Do you feel there is validity to the existence of the men’s movement?

July 5, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 1 Comment

A Life #61: Feminism

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How does feminism relate to asexuality and how do different kinds of feminists deal with the asexual community? And what exactly is feminism and why should we or why should we not care? These are the questions processed by the team with the aid of Sy. Who is Sy? You’ll find out in the 60th episode, released sometime next week.

June 17, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 3 Comments

A Life #59: Fetishes and Kink

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In this very eeeeeevil episode of A Life, the team digs into the very eeeeeevil topic of kinks and fetishes as they apply to asexual people. Featuring the guestive expertise of Diedra.

Poll:
Do you engage in activities considered kinky?

June 7, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 2 Comments

A Life #58: Dating

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Radiocarbon dating is a radiometric dating method that uses the naturally occurring radioisotope carbon-14 to estimate the age of carbon-bearing materials up to about 58,000 to 62,000 years. However, we’re talking about the other variety of dating, the human interaction inducing personal contact kind.

Poll:
What, if any, of the dating sites do you use?

June 3, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 1 Comment

A Life #57: Introducing Kendra & Tim

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Randomness is the word of the day when the A Life team heads off to the unknown territories of an offtopic show. Although, to be honest, I don’t know what the official word of the day is, so it probably is not randomness. In any case, the show features the special guestitude of Kendra.

Poll:
If you need to prioritize your romantic or sexual identity, which one do you go for?

May 18, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 2 Comments

A Life #56: Asexual Maturity

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This week the intrepid panel of A Life delves into the depths of maturity. Often asexuality is confused with sexual immaturity, so we discuss how they differ from each other and how to tell them apart.

Poll:
At what age do you believe you came into your sexual maturity?

May 11, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | Leave a comment

A Life #55: Community Activities Offline

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Life happens! Even when it’s offline. So asexuality happens. Even when it’s offline. And that is what we discuss.

Poll:
Do you participate in offline asexuality activities?

May 6, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 1 Comment

A Life #54: Communities Other Than AVEN

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It may come as a bit of a shocker, but there actually are other online communities than AVEN around. We go over the more larger and notable ones.

Poll:
Do you participate in other asexual communities beside AVEN?

April 27, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 1 Comment

A Life #53: Exhausted Giddiness

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This week’s show got a little out of hand… In fact, it got so out of hand that Vlad did a pretty major editing for the show afterwards, so I thank her for the effort in here as well. The show makes repeated attempts to have a topic… but fails. So enjoy! …or at least don’t hate it too much.

April 22, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 1 Comment

A Life #52: We’re (feed)Back!

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A series of unfortunate occurrences have prevented the brave crew of the starship A Life from convening and bringing you another dosage of asexual discussion. But here we are again, this time mainly going over the past several weeks of feedback and playing the Asexual Elitist Blame Game!

Poll:
Has you romantic identity evolved since you found the asexual community?

April 2, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 2 Comments

A Life #51: Flavours of Aceness

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Demisexuality and Grey-A’s are a part of the asexuality community as well. So naturally they’ll be a part of this podcast as well. This is what the brave crew of the starship A Life discusses this time around. Special guestness provided by Cat & Wojtek.

Poll:
What is the status of demisexuals and grey-a’s in relation to the community?

March 19, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | Leave a comment

A Life #50: Special Celebratory Extravaganza

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In honour of the 50th episode, the panelists decided to go for video. With disastrous consequences!

Well, they’re really not all that disastrous, but I thought that a sensationalist description might boost our numbers a bit…

Poll:
What was the best prop?

March 8, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 6 Comments

A Life #49: Allies

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Allies! Who are they, do they exist and do we need them? Those, and somewhat similar questions, are answered in this episode of A Life. Or, well… they’re not as much answered than discussed… after the feedback… somewhere around there… It’s very entertaining, I promise!

Link:
Reflections on a year spent studying asexuality

Poll:
Do you, in your regular life, require sexual allies?

March 2, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 1 Comment

A Life #48: Atopic

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Last week’s offtopic show ended up to actually have a topic. So we tried again. This time we talk about everything from Adar to warehouse management in space. Mission accomplished!

Poll:
What should we do with the haters?

February 23, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 1 Comment

A Life #47: Being Different

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Being different is probably the worst thing you can be in this world, and you’ll never be forgiven for being that. Being asexual is rather different, so the panel discusses how the world has made them pay.

Poll:
Do you feel that you are different?

February 16, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 4 Comments

A Life #46: Children

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Children. I can’t stand them, but fortunately there were other panelists on the show, who have something more constructive to say. In the episode, the panel digs into the prospect of raising them and being one.

Poll:
When did you know you were asexual?

February 10, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 2 Comments

A Life #45: Aromanticism

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Epic topic results in epic runtime. So sit back and enjoy as the panel digs into aromantic considerations with a special guest.

Poll:
How romantic are you?

January 29, 2011 Posted by | Podcast | 7 Comments