Held in October each year, Asexual Awareness Week is an international campaign that seeks to educate about asexual experiences and the diversity of the asexual community.
Too often asexuality is misunderstood resulting in stigma and isolation for those in the asexual community, from both within and out with the LGBT+ community.
Asexual is a sexual orientation, like gay, lesbian, bi etc. and is defined as a lack of sexual attraction. This is not to be confused with celibacy which is a personal choice, often linked to religious motivation.
Asexuality itself is not black and white with many in the community existing on a spectrum that can involve both a sexual but also romantic orientation. This means that while many may not feel sexual attraction to another they can often experience romantic attraction, whether that be to someone of the same or differing gender.
PCS believes that all members deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of sexual orientation, and encourages asexual members to get involved in our Union to highlight the issues faced within the asexual community.
You can find more information on the Asexual Awareness Week website.