A OK

Weekly interviews with people on the asexual and aromantic spectrums.

Episodes Date

This is it - the final episode! Thank you so much to everyone for listening and supporting A OK. It was such an honor to host this podcast. Keep being amazing. Warnings: swearing   Courtney's Instagra...
November 6, 2020
Shane (he/him) is an animator and YouTuber who is demisexual and demiromantic. Shane talks about his experiences as someone who is both demisexual and demiromantic, his animated Dungeons and Dragons s...
October 30, 2020
Kay (she/her) is a BTS Army who is panromantic and asexual. Kay talks about discovering her asexuality, her experience in a sexually coercive relationship, and how BTS has been a positive influence on...
October 23, 2020
Shimona (she/her) is a curious human who is asexual. Shimona talks about struggling with being “a-okay” about her asexuality, preferring to live solo and child-free, and how that all intersects with h...
October 16, 2020
Marshall (he/him) is The Gentle Giant Ace, who identifies as asexual and aromantic. Marshall talks about his experience as a Black ace activist, growing up in the midwest, and photography!   Warnings:...
October 9, 2020
Kelsey (they/them) is a writer and Alexis Rose enthusiast who is queer/gay and asexual. Kelsey shares their story of figuring out they’re asexual and nonbinary, their experience writing BIFL: The Seri...
October 2, 2020
Clawy (they/them) is an artist who is asexual and aroflux. Clawy talks about their experience discovering the term asexual, how their cultural upbringing intersects with asexuality, and their joy of w...
September 25, 2020
Michael (he/they) is a music director who is cupiosexual and demiromantic. Michael talks about labels, their experience with evangelicalism, and writing for theater.   Warnings: religion, homophobia  ...
September 18, 2020
Angela Chen (she/her) is an author and writer who is asexual and biromantic. Angela talks about her upcoming book Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex.   Angela's...
September 11, 2020
Sorabeth (hen) is a florist who is aromantic and asexual. Sorabeth talks about crafts, being a florist, and dating!   Warnings: mentions of masturbation, sex, swearing   Special Thanks:  Editor/Produc...
September 4, 2020
V (she/her) is a filmmaker who is asexual and heteroromantic. V talks about having haphephobia, being a director in Hollywood, and her love of wigs!   Warnings: mentions of fatphobia   Special Thanks:...
August 28, 2020
Ben (they/them) is a storyteller who is asexual, greyromantic, and nonbinary. Ben talks briefly about some of the struggles that Native Americans face, what it’s like to be married with kids as an ase...
August 21, 2020
Juniper (she/her) is a college student and pinball player who is aromantic and bisexual. Juniper talks about her experience dating someone who is alloromantic, as well as how to play competitive pinba...
August 14, 2020
Yasmin Benoit (she/her) is a model and aromantic and asexuality activist who is aromantic and asexual. Yasmin talks about #ThisIsWhatAsexualLooksLike, heavy metal, and Crime Science.    To be fully tr...
August 7, 2020
Sarah Costello (she/her) is ace/aro, and Kayla Kaszyca (she/her) is demisexual/heteroromantic. Sarah and Kayla host the well-known podcast Sounds Fake But Okay. In this episode, we discuss their separ...
July 31, 2020
Nik (she/her) is a grey-asexual and demisexual University student. Nik talks about how it felt to discovery the term asexual, why it’s difficult to come out to her parents, and her love of corgis.   W...
July 24, 2020
Thay (she/her) is an asexual/demiromantic writer. Thay talks about how music, dancing, and writing all intersect with her asexuality.   Made-Man: Heroes Are Made: https://my.w.tt/nNberiMh97   Special ...
July 17, 2020
Ian (he/him) is an analyst, podcaster, and travel writer who identifies as asexual. Ian explains how helpful the split attraction model is for him, how kink feels separate from his sexuality, and trav...
July 10, 2020
Rebecca (she/her) is a cat mom who identifies as arospec and asexual. Rebecca talks about the difficulty figuring out her romantic orientation, dating challenges, and her experience founding Arts Heal...
July 3, 2020
Chio (she/her) is a comic artist who identifies as asexual and greyromantic. Chio talks about creating comics, how labels can be helpful, and why romance is so hard to figure out.   Organizations to D...
June 26, 2020
Raymond (he/him) is an LGBTQIA+ activist and erotica photographer who identifies as aromantic and queer fluid. Raymond talks about how being trans relates to how he figured out his orientation; how be...
June 19, 2020
David Jay (he/him) is the founder of AVEN and an ace activist, parent, and community organizer. David talks about his own experience discovering asexuality as a sexuality and not a disorder, how AVEN ...
June 12, 2020
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June 5, 2020
Ria Faustino (she/her) is an aspiring animator and full-time weeb who identifies as asexual and aromantic. Ria talks about her journey discovering her asexuality, her senior project, and Dungeons and ...
May 29, 2020
Ess (they/them) is a voice actor who identifies as asexual and aromantic. Ess talks about growing up in India, their previous misconceptions around marriage, and their journey to discovering their gen...
May 22, 2020
Josh (he/him) is an engineering student in recovery who identifies as asexual and panromantic. Josh talks about his journey with recovery and how the split attraction model helped him come to terms wi...
May 15, 2020
Ezra (he/him) is a cat dad who identifies as aromantic. Ezra talks about the importance of aromanticism in his life, not identifying under the split-attraction model, and his experience with witchcraf...
May 8, 2020
Sherry (she/her) is a future law student who identifies as asexual and aromantic. Sherry responds to a list of arguments against aces and aros being in the LGBTQ+ community, pulled from a thread on A ...
May 1, 2020
Melissa Caruso (she/her) is a fantasy author who identifies as biromantic and asexual. Melissa talks about coming out to her husband and children, her secret to writing allosexual characters, and her ...
April 24, 2020
Chris (he/him) is an escape room enthusiast who is homoromantic graysexual. Chris talks about "getting comfortable with" asexuality, his experience dating, and his adventures in 60+ escape rooms.   Co...
April 17, 2020
Erica Cameron (she/her) is a young adult author who identifies as WTF-romantic and asexual. Erica discusses her past marriage and divorce, aro and ace characters in literature, and the importance of r...
April 10, 2020
Daniel (he/him) is a YouTuber and engineer who is homoromantic and asexual. Daniel talks about his experiences dating allosexual men, his current long-distance relationship, and his YouTube channel Sl...
April 3, 2020
Maddy (she/her and they/them) is a genderqueer music nerd who is greyromantic and bisexual. Maddy talks about changing labels, ethical non-monogamy, and an unexpected romantic experience after she had...
March 27, 2020
Leo (he/him) is a medical student from Puerto Rico who identifies as quasiromantic and asexual. Leo talks about his experiences with women, what intimacy means to him, and why aces and aros are defini...
March 20, 2020
Vincent Scott (he/him & they/them) is a writer who identifies as asexual and aromantic. Vincent talks about toxic masculinity, trends of sexuality throughout history, and his new novel!   Warnings...
March 13, 2020
Laura (she/her) is a student and dancer in Finland who identifies as asexual and cupioromantic. She discusses wanting children as an asexual, why she’s still questioning her romantic orientation, and ...
March 6, 2020
Rowan (they/them) is a tarot reader and hairstylist who identifies as demisexual and greyromantic. Rowan talks about their ultimate dream-relationship, why they masturbate, tarot reading, paganism, an...
February 28, 2020
Christy (they/them & she/her) is a movement artist with disabilities who identifies as grey-aro and grey-ace. Christy talks about the stereotypes that come with being an asian femme poledancer and...
February 21, 2020
Gwen Elledge (she/her) is an astronomy nerd and jock who identifies as asexual and biromantic (but usually just says gay). Gwen talks about changing labels, being touch-starved, Tinder, and the wonder...
February 14, 2020
Devon (they/them) is a Japanese translator who identifies as asexual, aromantic, and agender. Devon discusses role-playing as identity exploration, sex and romance as the focal point in western music,...
February 7, 2020
Dean D’Monic is ace, agender, and known as the Shapeshifter of the Twin Cities. We talk about what it means to be an ace advocate, what it’s like to perform at the Renaissance Festival and in drag sho...
January 31, 2020
Caitlin (they/them) is a crafter who identifies as asexual and panromantic (or maybe biromantic). Caitlin talks about being autistic and asexual, what they want in a relationship, and representation i...
January 24, 2020
John Arrow (he/him) is a second-grade teacher and fem slash convention organizer who identifies as bisexual/queer and aromantic. John and Courtney bond over their experiences trying to date as aromant...
January 17, 2020
Janet (she/her) is a retired I.T. manager who identifies as asexual. Janet reflects on her past marriages, tells us a bittersweet love story between herself and a married woman, and tries to figure ou...
January 10, 2020
Sophie Katz (she/her) is a writer who identifies as panromantic and demisexual. Sophie points out the parallels between anosmic and asexual experiences, explains how growing up Jewish prepared her for...
January 3, 2020
Graham (they/them) is your best friend who identifies as demiromantic/queer, and who is also questioning their asexuality. Graham explains how they can tell the difference between romantic feelings ve...
December 27, 2019
Joci (she/her) is a poet and artist who realized she was aromantic and asexual at age 46. Joci talks about her time studying at a bible college nicknamed “bridal college,” aphobia in the Christian com...
December 20, 2019
Jim (he/him) is a maker and engineer who identifies as asexual and heteroromantic. Jim explains how Dungeons and Dragons helped him realize he was asexual. Courtney and Jim also go into the pressures ...
December 13, 2019
Jude (she/her) is an author who identifies as anegosexual and "historically" romantic. She explains what it's like to be asexual in a long-term marriage with someone who is allosexual, the complexitie...
December 6, 2019
Episode Transcript: As you may have seen announced on the A OK twitter page, we don't have a new interview this week. I sincerely apologize for skipping this week, especially as I know that the holida...
November 29, 2019

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