WHYLD30 – Dad’s Advice on Living Your Best Asexual Life - Cody Daigle-Orians
🤔 Is it okay to not want sex? ❤️🔥
💬 “I just thought I was a broken gay guy for 20 years.” 💬
When Cody Daigle-Orians first posted a video 📹 on TikTok, outing 📣 himself as asexual, he immediately received hundreds of comments from young ace (asexual) people saying “Wow, I didn't know ace adults existed!” 🙏🏽 He was 42 back then.
In our culture, love and sex are dominant themes everywhere you look – in movies, books, advertisements, conversations with friends, expectations imposed by the family… 👩❤️👩
Many of us, including folks in the diversity-aware queer community, have never called into question 🤔 whether the need for physical and romantic intimacy actually applied to everyone.
It does not.
In this episode, actor and playwright Cody shares his journey of self-discovery, from identifying as a gay man with a “problem” 😒 to living life as a confident, out-and-authentic homoromantic ace person. 😃
Ace, homoromantic… say whaaaat? 😵 If your head is spinning from all the unfamiliar terms: No worries, we’ll explain all of them and more in the episode. Which is Cody’s specialty. 👨🏫
Through his social-media-based educational project called “Ace Dad Advice”, Cody is busy busting myths 🤜 and giving an authentic voice to the ace community. He particularly aims at supporting young people questioning their sexual and romantic needs and letting them know: You are not broken, your experience is valid as it is. 🌈
👉 Cody’s first book, “I AM ACE: ADVICE ON LIVING YOUR BEST ACE LIFE”, will come out in January 2023. 📖
Terms explained in the episode:
- ace (asexual)
- allosexual and alloromantic
- greysexual and greyromantic
- demisexual and demiromantic
… listen to the episode for Cody’s explanations (minutes 21 – 27)
Mentioned in the episode:
- Cody on Dr. Joe Kort’s Podcast
Do you want to connect with Cody?
- Website: www.acedadadvice.com
- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@acedadadvice
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/acedadadvice
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acedadadvice
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acedadadvice
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/acedadadvice
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