I'm a 39 year old woman and live in the U.S. I'm asexual and celibate and a white convert to Islam. This blog is a place for me to share information of interest on asexuality, LGBTQ issues, queer Muslim topics, feminism, and other subjects I think are worthwhile.
I think the asexual assumption comes from the fact that I don’t think in a sexual way, and so those types of thoughts are too abstract for me to be able to apply to anyone else through my theory of mind (the ability to attribute mental states to others). I don’t experience it, and so I don’t really understand it. I don’t know what it’s like to think in a sexual way, and it’s something that seems quite different from other ways of thinking, making it hard to even imagine what it’s like.