Today, it happened. One of those moments that the asexual activist always remembers. The first time I saw my name in print connected to asexuality. “[SlightlyMetaphysical’s true name] has never felt sexual attraction in his life,” said an article about virginity in one of my friend’s trashy mags, which we were reading at college. I wanted to scream and jump about with the sheer horror of it, but I couldn’t, because most of the people in the room didn’t know I was asexual. The article was about someone else with the same (common) first and last names as me.