Show creator Valerie Mikles on asexuality:
- There was a Chinese guy in my office and every now and again, he’d leave Chinese candies in the kitchen for everyone to enjoy. I knew the other Chinese people in the office saw it and said “Ooh, candy!” They were small candies; they looked like Jolly Ranchers, but not as brightly colored. When I tasted one, I gagged. Did I just eat earwax? I was told to expect candy, but this wasn’t candy.
- To say I don’t experience sexual attraction implies that I know what sexual attraction feels like. I know what it looks like. I’ve heard it described. I’ve studied it enough so that I can fake it when necessary. Like anyone wading through a foreign culture, I still get a lot wrong. I’m guided by my education rather than my instinct. As with the Chinese candy, my information doesn’t match my experience.
- I am asexual.
An asexual is a person who does not experience sexual attraction.