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  1. Cindy DSilva
    June 14, 2024 @ 12:06 pm

    I recall you writing on this topic a while ago. Never knew there were so many books on this too. Interesting!

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    • Tomichan Matheikal
      June 17, 2024 @ 3:29 pm

      This is a totally new area or genre for me. I must explore this further. Glad you drew attention to this.

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  2. ambica gulati
    June 17, 2024 @ 7:12 am

    I have never been comfortable with LGBTQ+, not a phobia but the comfort isn’t there. However, in the world that we live in where inclusiveness is the key to a peaceful society, these books make a lot of difference. Loce is beyond the bed, the physical and should be given that space and books make a difference.

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    • Kaveri Chhetri
      June 21, 2024 @ 3:26 pm

      I remember your post on this topic Ritu and I had loved it as it was really informative for me. I learnt so much from that post and now I can see that there are books that one can learn from. I hope there is more noise about asexuality in the coming years so that the awareness increases.

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  3. Tomichan Matheikal
    June 17, 2024 @ 3:28 pm

    This is a totally new area or genre for me. I must explore this further. Glad you drew attention to this.

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  4. Tanvi Agarwal
    June 18, 2024 @ 3:26 pm

    I have read few books only in queer literature, and your list is totally unknown to me. I believe I have to read more of it to know more about LGBTQIA+. Thanks for sharing this.

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  5. Samata
    June 18, 2024 @ 5:21 pm

    LGBTQ is not a subject or a genre I am interested or even wish to read. What I strongly believe is that just like any male, female,hermaphrodite- homosexuality, Bisexuality… asexuality is just another segment or way of the sexual needs or preferences. We all have a heart that beats, we all have red blood running in our veins and we have different mode of expressing self ….. Is there really any need to create a genre for LGBTQ or to celebrate a pride month? In short we all are humans then why this segregation and In feel such celebrations and genres are making them stand different in the society or to look at a different way towards them. My question is WHY?

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  6. Samata
    June 18, 2024 @ 5:23 pm

    LGBTQ is not a subject or a genre I am interested or even wish to read. What I strongly believe is that just like any male, female,hermaphrodite- homosexuality, Bisexuality… asexuality is just another segment or way of the sexual needs or preferences. We all have a heart that beats, we all have red blood running in our veins and we have different mode of expressing self ….. Is there really any need to create a genre for LGBTQ or to celebrate a pride month? In short we all are humans then why this segregation and I feel such celebrations and genres are making them stand different in the society or to look at a different way towards them. My question is WHY?

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  7. Meetali Kutty
    June 19, 2024 @ 2:58 pm

    What a wonderfully insightful post! Understanding and representing asexuality is crucial for fostering inclusivity. The list of books provided is diverse and comprehensive, offering valuable perspectives on the ace spectrum. I particularly appreciate the inclusion of both fiction and non-fiction works, ensuring a well-rounded understanding. “Loveless” and “Let’s Talk About Love” sound especially intriguing. Thank you for shedding light on this often overlooked orientation. Looking forward to exploring these reads!

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  8. Suchita Agarwal
    June 19, 2024 @ 3:24 pm

    A few of the books you mentioned are in my TBR. I think ace books is a section that I have least explored. A timely reminder that identities are always a spectrum and its okay to fall wherever you feel most comfortable.

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    • Docdivatraveller
      June 20, 2024 @ 4:47 pm

      You have touched a very important topic. People seem to be familiar with bi and homo but asexuality very less. Good to know about these books.

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  9. Harjeet Kaur
    June 19, 2024 @ 10:25 pm

    I have read your previous blog on asexuality. But never knew there were so many books written on the subject. You have shared such a comprehensive list of books, Ritu. I am tempted to get my hands on a few of these.

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  10. Neeta Kadam
    June 20, 2024 @ 12:07 am

    Asexual… I think I didn’t have such deep knowledge regarding this topic. This is totally new world for me. Your books recommendations are intresting. Definitely will dive in this new world. Thank you Ritu.

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  11. Ratna
    June 20, 2024 @ 10:29 am

    I knew about asexuality but believed it to be “the disinterest in sex.” Thank you for correcting me with your insightful blog, and it’s amazing that this topic could already have so many books! Wow, really proud of the open, internet world we live in. This is true freedom. To get ample information to understand oneself and have the freedom to choose the best for oneself, without of course, trampling on someone else’s freedom to do the same.

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  12. Chandrika R Krishnan
    June 20, 2024 @ 9:43 pm

    I am completely clueless regarding these books or subjects. Hence, this was indeed a revelation to me. Thanks for writing this

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  13. Varsh
    June 21, 2024 @ 10:23 am

    You’re right in saying that asexuality isn’t represented enough in literature. People understand and find anything palatable when it’s through fiction and I hope it happens more going ahead. Good recommendations here. I Am Ace sounds good.

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  14. Madhu Bindra
    June 21, 2024 @ 5:40 pm

    There are so many things we don’t know about the LGBT community. These books help us understand them. Everyone has a right to live the way they want

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  15. Manali
    June 21, 2024 @ 7:40 pm

    I’ll be honest, Ritu. I first went and read your older post on understanding asexuality. Not only o educate myself but also to be able to understand and judge this one better and what an outstanding job you’ve done with this listicle, by pointing out how and what each book talks about asexuality. It saddens me not even one Indian book/author exists in this genre. Thank you for talking about doubly-ignored sexuality, firstly by being in the LGBTQA+ spectrum and then again being probably the most overlooked/not-spoken-about one in that community as well.

    I’m definitely reading at least a couple of books from these ones to improve my understanding of asexuality

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  16. Janaki
    June 21, 2024 @ 9:20 pm

    Thanks for this recommendation, Ritu. I’m living with one, so I understand the pain. I was looking for books to understand their side of the story too. Can’t thank you enough.

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  17. Felicia
    June 21, 2024 @ 9:25 pm

    It’s sad to see that there are no Indian books on asexuality yet, but I hope that changes soon. “Ace Voices” by Eris Young seems like an essential read for anyone wanting to understand the asexual spectrum better. I love that it includes interviews and personal insights.

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  18. Aditi Kapur
    June 21, 2024 @ 11:14 pm

    Good to see your book recommendations to understand the story of asexual people. It will take time to accept people with different sexual needs. Literature and art can accelerate progress.

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  19. Deepti Menon
    June 25, 2024 @ 9:13 pm

    Ritu, isn’t it strange how so many of us are rather clueless about asexual love and aces? What an amazing array of books you have shared on the topic through. I will need to educate myself before I comment further. Thank you for an amazing post!

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  20. Zenobia Merchant
    June 27, 2024 @ 7:30 pm

    I had heard a TV star talk about Asexuality and it opened my eyes and mind to something completely new. Your post hits bang-on detailing the meaning of the term and its implication. I didn’t know there were so many books written on the same. The first book mentioned by you, ‘Loveless’ has caught my attention and I will surely read it to understand the concept of ‘asexuality’ better.

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  21. Neerja Bhatnagar
    June 28, 2024 @ 12:56 pm

    This post is an essential read for anyone looking to understand and support the asexual community. It brilliantly highlights the often overlooked and misunderstood aspect of asexuality and provides a diverse range of book recommendations to educate and enlighten. Let’s strive for better representation and visibility for the ace community. A must-read for allies and a-spec individuals alike!

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  22. V. Ananya
    June 28, 2024 @ 1:25 pm

    This book collection is a good one. I haven’t paid that much attention to ace literature, though I know it exists. Thanks for the introduction. One or two of them do look interesting. It’s not because I’m against aces, but because of my own interest when it comes to fiction.

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  23. Sukaina Majeed
    June 28, 2024 @ 4:16 pm

    upside down was the door through which i entered to learn about asexuality and oh what a wonderful book it is. N.R.Walker really did an amazing job of explaining asexuality in the mundandeness of life through the genre of romance. I always recommend that book. Great list here as always.

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  24. Jaideep Khanduja
    June 29, 2024 @ 10:09 am

    Thank you for this insightful and comprehensive post on asexuality! I appreciate the effort you’ve put into clarifying misconceptions and highlighting the diversity within the ace spectrum. Your book recommendations are fantastic and well-curated, offering a great mix of fiction and non-fiction. I’m particularly excited to read “Loveless” by Alice Oseman and “Ace Voices” by Eris Young.

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  25. Careena
    June 29, 2024 @ 9:54 pm

    I’m really glad you brought attention to this unexplored and rightly said, invisible letter of the queer spectrum. I was really glad to see N.R Walker being recommended here! I’ve read alot of her books and somehow i missed this. She is really phenomenal. I will be adding all of these to my list now, thank you or this well thought choices~

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  26. Nilshree yelulkar
    June 30, 2024 @ 9:15 pm

    I have seen people in known circle who are not fond of sex ,but just because they are married, they do not confess it, not even to their spouses. I am sure books you have mentioned will help them, will share this blog with them.

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  27. Kanchan Singh
    July 1, 2024 @ 1:27 am

    I loved reading your post on asexuality and your thoughtful book recommendations. It’s enlightening to see such a diverse range of fiction and non-fiction books that explore the ace spectrum.

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  28. Shifali
    July 6, 2024 @ 8:07 am

    I have read many books ace diversity. But these books are completely new to me. These books sounds interesting and must read for any ace who finds it difficult to adjust to his needs and likes.

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