MSI 143: An Apology to Asexual Folx

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Natasha Helfer apologizes in regards to comments she has made in several podcasts/presentations that have implications for asexual folx. Symmetry Solutions panel discusses further. "In attempting to encourage people to consider sexual oppression from pleasure-averse, sex-negative cultural backgrounds and sharing my clinical lived experience in regards to the questions I receive from primarily female clients questioning a possible asexual orientation, I have made comments that without proper care & contextualization delegitimize asexuality and could be weaponized by people from our community in not believing or taking seriously those who identify as asexual. I apologize for my missteps and commit to better languaging and contextualization in the future, as well as the continued ongoing education I regularly participate in as an AASECT certified clinician. I ascribe to queer theory and best standards of care, which support ethical spaces where neutral self discovery is offered in affirmation of self determination & authenticity, especially in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity." -Natasha Helfer “A Little Book of Ace: learning more about asexuality” by Clara Dehlin https://www.amazon.com/Little-Book-Ace-learning-asexuality/dp/B09B2F9BLB/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2UTG3QJPI9GA1&dchild=1&keywords=ace+dehlin&qid=1635955043&sprefix=ace+dehlin%2Caps%2C152&sr=8-3 asexuality.org To help keep Mormon Sex Info going past 2022, please donate at mormonsex.info.

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