Listling Without Commentary: How You Described Your Sexual Orientation On The AS Reader Survey

2012 AS reader survey results (click to enlarge)

Last week’s Autostraddle Audience Survey was a smashing success, garnering a record response rate and consequentially producing heaps of data for Meredydd to geek out over! While she’s doing math or whatever, I’m looking into more important matters, like “how many of y’all identify as queer?” (48.5%, FYI).

Question #40 asked “which term(s) best describe your sexuality? (select all that apply)” and offered a list of options (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, pansexual, sexually fluid, questioning, straight, asexual) and also invited respondents to select “other” and then “please specify.” It turns out there are so many more things in the alphabet.

Below are just some of the descriptions you gave of your own sexual orientation in the 2012 Autostraddle Reader Survey.

How You Described Your Sexuality On The AS 2012 Reader Survey: 

1. my sexual preference is often, babe

2. I have no idea what to label the damn thing

3. sexy

4. maybe jesus will tell us if he ever shows up

5. agronsexual

6. i’ll try anything twice

7. fuck labels in the ear with a banana

8. I used to like men and women, but men kind of suck, so I’m sticking to chicks for the time being.

9. i just really like butts

10. In therapy to determine best label.

11. Alone

12. bossy bottom boned by butch

13. funsexual – i only date fun people

14. Emma Watson


16. I can like dudes sometimes, until he pulls his pants down

17. nun-like

18. Fucking awesome

19. inexperienced

20. i wish i knew

21. everything all the time

22. big homo


24. one night stands with a side of straight up trust issues

25. unicorn

26. lesbian with a fetish for geeks of all gender (does that make me bi? I don’t know))

27. Life is easier in the bathtub

28. pussy 4 dinner

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