2000

Artifacts from the 2000s

Introduction of the asexual pride flag

The asexual pride flag is proposed, designed, voted on, and decided on across a series of AVEN forum threads.

2009–2010
“*SQUISH!*”

The term “squish” is coined in an AVEN forum thread

2007
David Jay on Tucker

David Jay, founder of AVEN, is interviewd on MSNBC’s Tucker

2006
David Jay on The View

David Jay, founder of AVEN, is interviewed on ABC’s The View

2006
The short instructional manifesto for relationship anarchy

A pamphlet which first introduced the concept of relationship anarchy

“Toby: An Asexual Person”

An excerpt from a textbook describing a neuter person

2006
“Gray-A’s”

The term “gray-asexual” is coined in an AVEN forum thread

2006
“Asexual sex”

The term “demisexual” is coined in an AVEN forum thread

2006
“For Them, Just Saying No Is Easy”

An article in the New York Times about asexuality

2005
“Black rings and other ways to show asexual pride”

The tradition of asexuals wearing a black ring is introduced in an AVEN forum thread

2005
“Study: One in 100 adults asexual”

An article by CNN about asexuality which mentions Anthony Bogaert’s study

“No sex please, we’re asexual”

An article in The Guardian about asexuality which mentions AVEN and quotes asexual people

2004
“Glad to be asexual”

An in-depth article on asexuality published in New Scientist where the author meets David Jay.

The Official Nonlibidoism Society

A website dedicated to people with no libido

2003
“Semisexuality”

An early discussion about aspec identities between allosexual and asexual

2003
“Questions Asked by Asexual and Questioning People”

An early version of the AVEN FAQ, written by Nat Titman

2003
Coining of the term “aromantic”

The term “aromantic” is used for the first time in an asexual message board

2002
asexuality.net

A website from the early web dedicated to asexuality.

2002
Asexuality LiveJournal

An asexual LiveJournal community, which was one of the first sex-positive asexual discussion forums

2002
“The Fourth Sexuality”

A blog post where the author identifies as nonsexual and talks about the invalidation they face

2002
“Nonsexuality Rant”

A blog post from the eaarly web where the author complains about people invalidating their asexuality

2002
TNGirlTech’s Asexualism Page

A pre-AVEN FAQ page on asexuality

2001
“I Am Not a Freak!!!!”

A nonsexual person dispels some myths about their nonsexuality

2001
Haven for the Human Amoeba

The first major online community for asexuals

Asexual Research Bibliography

A comprehensive bibliography of academic research on asexuality

1977–2021