I really wish I had something like Molly Muldoon and Will Hernandez’ A Quick and Easy Guide to Asexuality when I was struggling to figure myself out. I did not hear the term asexual outside of very specific conversations about cellular reproduction. When I did start hearing the term in relation to human sexuality I initially confused it with androgyny, which is an entirely different thing. Fellow Cannonballers started reviewing Angela Chen’s Ace and I was very curious. Further investigation gave me an almost cartoonish lightbulb moment when suddenly SO MANY THINGS made sense. Anyway, it would have been very nice if I had realized not really being sexually attracted was a thing and not a problem to be fixed a few decades ago. I feel like I owe a few exes an apology.
Coincidentally, it’s National Coming Out Day, and this is me, coming out as Ace. Specifically, somewhere in the aro-ace corner. I’m not going to worry about it too much because at this point in my life it’s largely irrelevant.
But back to Molly Muldoon and Will Hernandez’ A Quick and Easy Guide to Asexuality. It is a lovely and joyful short comic doing exactly what it says on the tin – providing a quick introductory guide to asexuality. At this point, I’ve moved beyond this level of introduction, but even two years ago, I could have used this. I liked the friendly artwork. I liked breadth of covered topics. I liked the very clear message that we are all more than our labels, and that attraction and love are a spectrum. This would be an excellent addition to any library where teens and young adults (or older adults who had no idea asexuality was a thing) are looking for information.
This lovely little book is out in late March of 2022. Plenty of time to pre-order or suggest to your local library.
Thank you to NetGalley and Limerence Press for the advance reader copy. My opinions are my own.