the local sex shop podcast, ep. 2: What is aromanticism, and how does it work?

In the second episode of the Local Sex Shop, we talk about Aromanticism. Aromanticism is an identity that has been gaining more popularity in the LGBTQ+ community in recent years.

The simplest way to describe it would be “lack of romantic attraction”, but how does that work exactly? Micaela (Bachelor European and International Law, Master International Human Rights Law), one of the co-organizers of Queer Pride Groningen, an aromantic and bisexual person herself, is in the studio to weigh in on that.

Together, we discuss what makes you consider yourself aromantic, the possible origins of the identity, how to tell potential partners and the significance of non-romantic relationships in the lives of aromantic people.

About the hostess: Mikaella (she/her) comes from Cyprus. She is studying Psychology with a clinical direction as a Major and has Minor courses in English Language and Culture at the University of Groningen. She has been the Activity Coordinator of Let’s Talk About Sex Groningen (LTAS) since 2021. Her passion for sex education stems from the realization of how little proper [sex] education is provided by our physical environments and how much shame is ingrained into us for our sexuality and sexual expression. With this podcast, she aims to give voices to local students and experts to fight this reality and start meaningful conversations!