The Ace Ring: A Symbol of Asexuality

Asexuality is a sexual orientation; a lack of sexual atraction to anyone. A study in 2004 placed the prevalence of asexuality at 1% in the British population.

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ABOVE: The Asexual Flag (Black: Asexuality, Gray: Gray-Ace, Demi-Sexuality, White:  Purple: Community

As more and more people discover they are  Asexual, through better online awareness, books and increasing media attention,  many of them  want to identify themselves as an Asexual by wearing a distinctive ring.

Wearing one of these rings helps Asexuals round the world look out for other ‘Aces’ too, increases visibility and it is  easier for them to ‘come out’ on a more subtle basis (though some may not always want to discuss to others).

Normally  it is a  black ring worn on  the  middle finger of  the right hand. It can be plain or attractive,  carry an Ace Symbol or the colours of the Asexuality flag (above). Some wearers will go further and wear the colours of their own particular Ace spectrum.

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ABOVE: A plain Ace Ring on my finger.

A word of caution!  The swingers’ black ring is on any finger on the right hand, apart from the middle finger.

 

For more information on Asexuality: The Asexual Visibility & Education Network:  See http://www.asexuality.org/home/

Podcast and Youtube Videos for Asexuals (Uk based) Pieces of Ace https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQhPrlKXl8ROL86xPSMHFow

Popular Youtube Asexual Campaigners-

Young Blossom talks about Ace Rings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvGQSZj0D7U

Ameliaace https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHAv1g2JODsrkUKfHh1nAwQ

Cookieemonster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnEC1Ek4MJs

Queerascat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjgu8W7lB1k&list=PLWjQZKpsn86_24PKl52_OuOWFnwGeBLld

 

 

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