Writing From Factor X

About Sciatrix

Recently I glanced over at my Livejournal and noticed that asexuality was the biggest tag by a big margin. And, hell, I had another post (rant?) waiting in the wings, and two more vaguely coalescing in the back of my mind. So I thought I’d start this blog, both as an outlet for that and because I’m trying to keep up with the asexosphere more in general.

Relevant information: I go by Sciatrix on the Internet. It’s a fairly uncommon handle; chances are that if you encounter someone calling herself Sciatrix on almost any site, it’s me. I’ve just turned twenty, I’m cisgender female, and I’m a college student right now.

As you might have guessed from the above paragraph, I identify as asexual. If you’re familiar enough with asexuality to want to know about my romantic orientation, I usually identify as aromantic for simplicity’s sake. However, the entire question of relationships is something I find confusing and interesting, and I try to discuss that reasonably often here. I’ve described it on occasion as feeling WTFromantic.

This probably will not be the best resource if you’re just encountering the concept of asexuality for the first time, since most of what’s rattling about in my head right now has to do with the experiences of living while asexual and things like asexual representation in media. I find the Visibility/Education Asexual 101 spiel to be boring beyond belief, particularly since it often consists of pointing out that asexuals exist and explaining what asexuality is. I know what asexuality is, I’m completely uninterested in proving my existence to the disbelieving, and I’m way more interested in talking about what it’s like to be asexual than the fact that not everyone in the world experiences sexual attraction.

If you’ve discovered this blog and are wondering what asexuality is all about, the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network’s front page is probably the best resource to go check out. I am not actively posting on the forums, and I cannot in good conscience recommend them as a safe space for everyone, but the front page has fairly good 101 material.

I am also a lover of books, a dog nut, a giant geek, and a lot of things besides an asexual woman, but I will probably not be discussing that here. Mostly I tend to talk about that sort of thing on my Livejournal. You can also find me on my tumblr, which I use largely to reply to other people’s tumblrs. I do welcome asks there, anonymous or otherwise.

The blog’s title is a reference to the Kinsey Reports, which used a category labeled “factor X” to account for asexual people.


  1. Hey, I just ran across your blog yesterday and I absolutely love it. Would you be okay if I listed in on my blog under my Recommended Sites list? I find it hard enough finding decent information and commentary on asexuality, let alone first-person accounts written so intelligently and fluidly. Just let me know, and I shall keep avidly reading your blog in the meantime.

    Comment by Meike — March 20, 2011 @ 9:03 am | Reply

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