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Hello and welcome to AVEN! :cake: Thank you for deciding to join us!

A quick guide to the forums

The forums of AVEN (the Asexual Visibility and Education Network) are an excellent place to ask questions and discuss asexuality - whether it's basic questions and answers, queries about asexual relationships, or any general "musings and rantings".

In addition, we also have specific fora for older asexuals, for discussions relating to the gray spectrum, for "sexual" partners, friends and allies, and for the discussion of gender.

We also have plenty of places to talk with other community members about other topics - such as philosophy, politics, and science. There is also the general Off-A subforum for discussions not quite so related to (a)sexuality. There's even a completely silly subforum called Just for Fun where you can play games with other members and have fun.

If you're interested in meeting other asexuals, try the Meetup Mart, where meetups are organized by general location. You can also use the search feature to look for mentions of meetups in your area.

AVEN is here for you to celebrate any good things in your life in Celebration Time!, and can also be here during the hard times with some Tea and Sympathy.

Other ways to interact with members

The forums aren't the only way to interact with members. For those who might prefer real-time interaction, there's also an active chat room. If the crowd seems overwhelming at first, it's also possible to chat privately one-on-one with anyone who is logged into the chat room at the time. Everyone’s friendly, so don’t hesitate to say hi!

Also, if you see a member who seems like someone interesting to talk to, don't be afraid to send them a private message (PM) by clicking the little envelope under their avatar. We also have a list of members who are willing to be PMed. Or, if you're looking for a snail mail penpal, there's a thread for that, as well.


AVEN also has a few helpful resource pages. A good place to start is the FAQ pages. There is one for general frequently asked questions, one specifically written for friends and family of asexuals, and one specifically about relationships. AVEN also has the AVEN wiki, where one can find lots of information, definitions, and explanations about asexuality and related concepts. For more about AVEN in general, head on over to the Site Info Center to read the Terms of Service, learn about AVEN's moderators, find Vis/Ed resources, and browse other useful information about using the website.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, don't be scared to find an Admin, Moderator, or Project Team member, and send them a private message. We're all really friendly and here to help.

Again, welcome! We hope you find the answers, support, and community here that you want.

- The AVEN Project Team

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This thread is a revision of a thread originally posted on October 23, 2011.

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