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As A Woman Who Isn’t Interested In Sex, People Want To Know Why I’m On Tinder

Every match that came my way, every person I spoke to, every time someone pointed to the word “asexual” in my bio – it was all an exercise in acceptance, compassion, and empathy. People were asking questions because they wanted to know how best to interact with me, how to respect my boundaries, how to to get over their own misgivings about ‘my kind’.
Desire and Sexuality: Symbol of the Tinder app (shaped in the form of a white candle flame against a red background) and the words "no fats". "no asians", "no blacks", "no asians" written on it.

Of Tinder, Sex And Colonial Hangovers – Is Desire Political?

The point is not to lay the blame on women or assign them responsibility for patriarchy. It is to encourage a deeper introspection of our desires. My first boyfriend, whom I got to know in 2010, was in the habit of asking me (and other women he had previously dated) whether he could kiss me, before doing so. Every time any sexual activity was involved he would always ask beforehand and continuously check in if I was comfortable throughout.
cartoon sketch of a hand holding up a mobile phone; on the screen is pictures of more mobile phones

The Editorial: The Internet and Sexuality

Our desire to connect is perhaps one of the human aspirations that both Sexuality and the Internet serve. And with the Internet we now have new ways, unthought of even twenty years ago, of connecting with each other, and even at times with ourselves, finding aspects of our selves that we did not know existed.
In Plainspeak English Audit In Plainspeak English Audit 100% 10 Its a cartoon, where a girl is sitting on a chair facing her back and choosing boys on a dating application. There are a huge number boys in the photo and out of all of them, the girl chose one who is standing on the counter. Screen reader support enabled. Its a cartoon, where a girl is sitting on a chair facing her back and choosing boys on a dating application. There are a huge number boys in the photo and out of all of them, the girl chose one who is standing on the counter.

Wanting Monogamy as 1,946 Men Await my Swipe

Leaving Michael’s apartment one Tuesday morning, I smiled and said, “Have a good class today.” That may not sound like much, but I was trying to leave a hint: I was interested in more than our one-night-a-week thing. Understandably, he didn’t catch on. So a little later, I texted, “Could you send me a playlist…
Its a photo where there is a text that says, 'I saw you on tinder' in red.

How Queer are your Dating Apps?

Online dating websites and apps are one of those technological innovations that people did not think would ever do well. How can one form a connection without physical interaction? Do you not need to know one another? Virtual is real was a much less known and accepted notion a few years ago. Today, online dating…
A roadside board reads, "Have your awkward Tinder dates here.

Why I’ve Stopped Going on Tinder Dates

I ressurected my account to be more pointed about who should swipe me left or right. But the problem wasn’t my bio, strategy or the app. It’s one thing to have loved and lost. It’s another thing to have gone on a spree of Tinder dates and gained nothing at all. Not even a perspective…
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