Crossword Puzzle Clues

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***Note: There’s a typo in the crossword puzzle. The square where 3 down intersects with 5 across is problematic. For 3 down it is supposed to be an “E” and for 5 across it is supposed to be an “A”***

Crossword Puzzle Clues

Down:

  1. The month during which both “Asexual Visibility and Education Day” and “Asexual Awareness Week” take place.
  2. An orientation label which indicates that, generally, the user does not experience sexual attraction.
  3. A person who identifies as “asexual” is talking about  their “sexual __________.”
  4. (#3 across) Not ______” is the name of a blog written by a person who identifies as both kinky and asexual. The name of the blog refers to what does and doesn’t turn them on.
  5. Some studies, including the one written about by (#4 across) have found that ____% of the population experiences no sexual attraction to anyone.
  6. Researcher who published a paper in 2010 in Archives of Sexual Behavior about asexuality. This researcher also has a paper in press for the Archives of Sexual Behavior about “arousal in self-identified asexual women” (Last name only).
  7. On January 15th, 2006 (#2 across) was interviewed on _________.
  8. During their interview on (#7 down), (#2 across) said that “_____ and (#7 across) are different things.”
  9. A person who doesn’t experience sexual attraction consistently enough to feel that they identify with labels like hetero-, homo-, bi- or pan-sexual but does find that they occasionally experience sexual attraction may identify as “_____-asexual”
  10. A person who doesn’t experience sexual attraction, generally speaking, but who finds that they do experience sexual attraction exclusively toward their current partner(s) may identify as “____-sexual.”

Across:

  1. Abbreviation for the website on which you will find forums in 13 languages, video clips about asexuality, and a series of short essays called “asexual perspectives.”
  2. Largely considered the poster boy for the asexual movement, founder of (#1 across), and featured in the documentary “(A)sexual: Not everybody’s doing it”(Full Name).
  3. “______ not (#4 down)” is the name of a blog written by a person who identifies as both kinky and asexual. The name of the blog refers to what does, and doesn’t turn them on.
  4. Researcher who published academic papers on the subject of asexuality in 2004, 2006 & 2008 (Last name only).
  5. Even though a person may not be sexually attracted to others they may still fall in love with people. Who a person tends to fall in love with (regardless of sexual orientation) is referred to as their “_____ orientation.”
  6. “Gay” is to “homosexual” as “_____” is to “asexual.” (2 acceptable spellings)
  7. (#2 across) says in their interview on (#7 down) that “(#8 down) and ____ are different things.”
  8. A member of the Asexual Awareness Week Committee who currently has a paper in press in the Archives of Sexual Behavior titled “Theoretical Issues in the Study of Asexuality” (Last name only).
  9. A member of the Asexual Awareness Week committee who’s letter to the editor “Methodological Issues for Studying Asexuality” was published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior in 2009 (Last name only).
  10. A fictional television character who is popular in the asexual community and considered anecdotally to be asexual. According to the (#1 across) Wiki’s “asexuality in fiction” section this person’s relationship with one of their companions has been described as “a love story without the shagging” (name/title, 2 words).
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