Among the expressed missions of AVEN would be to market conversation about asexual identification. As Dora, a twenty-three yr old woman that is white defines while she talks about her asexual identity, asexuality is complicated. “[I identify as] aromantic asexual, possibly shading to hypo-hetero-romantic hypo-sexual (it’s a confusing problem).” The problems of defining sexuality or perhaps a sexual identification is obvious within the work of Newton & Walton (1982) because they delineate a few principles that describe sex sexual choice, erotic identification, erotic part, and erotic functions. Each one of these delineate specific areas of sex, such as for instance butch-ness, top-ness, or curiosity about fabric, which are generally speaking maybe not specified in discourses about sex. Based on Sedgwick (1995), incorporating dimensions aside from sex is very important for comprehending the complexity of sexuality. Sedgwick claims,
If we can be forgiven a jump from two-dimensional into n-dimensional r m, i believe it could be interesting, in addition, to hypothesize that do not only masculinity and femininity, and also effeminacy, butchness, femmeness, and most likely various other superficially associated terms [should be described]. Then toss in certain other terms, t , such as for example bottom and top? (1995 16).