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Old 06-04-2005, 02:40 PM   #1
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Asexuality

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A growing number of so-called asexuals insist that their indifference toward sex isn't a pathology, but an "orientation" like being gay. But some experts say that instead of comforting themselves with a label, "amoebas" should seek help.
Is asexuality a valid sexual orientation, or do most people who identify as asexual suffer from sexual aversion disorder, hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or another psychological or physical disorder that could be curable/treatable? Is it unhealthy for people to define themselves as asexual?
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Old 06-04-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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I think it´s unhealthy (edit: in the sense of being the best fitness training available), but probably healthy if you´re a priest
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This is interesting. Who's to say that someone who isn't interested in sex is "abnormal" or whatever? No two people are alike. Western society is obsessed with sex, people who aren't interested are considered "abnormal" or whatever. But are they really? Isn't there more to life besides sex? As a single adult myself I'm sort of sensitive to this stuff. I like my single life.
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I don´t think it´s abnormal, it´s as normal as anything, but it ain´t healthy...
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Some people just aren't interested, I guess. I would say that as long as it's not causing them frustration or distress, and as long as they have some kind of social life or support system...why would it be a problem?
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Old 06-04-2005, 03:00 PM   #6
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Some people just aren't interested, I guess. I would say that as long as it's not causing them frustration or distress, and as long as they have some kind of social life or support system...why would it be a problem?
I don´t know; don´t you think it could also get a problem if someone asexual falls in love with someone who´s very active?
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I must confess I envy such people. Sex is messy with messy consequences, tiresome and utterly nerve-wracking, plus the whole STD-mania out there has pretty much killed whatever pleasure there ever was. At least for me, anyway.

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Sex is an important part of life. I don't envy "asexual" people particularly, but each to their own.

Morrissey had a song about taking a 'vow of chastity' some years ago (and not for religious reasons, in his case).

Well, rumour has it he hasn't stuck to that particular vow.
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I wonder if they seek love relationships?
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i saw that in a survey 1 out of 100 people are considered asexual sucks for them
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Sex is an important part of life. I don't envy "asexual" people particularly, but each to their own.

Morrissey had a song about taking a 'vow of chastity' some years ago (and not for religious reasons, in his case).

Well, rumour has it he hasn't stuck to that particular vow.
Asexuality isn't synonymous with celibacy, though.
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Asexuality is perfectly natural, IMO, and is further proof that sexuality in the human race is fluid anywhere from gay, straight, bisexual and asexual.

True asexuals do pursue love relationships. They just want nothing to do with sex in that relationship. They would find sex between men or women to be "icky."

Now those who fantasize about sex and "pleasure themselves" over thoughts of a man or a woman, but do not want sex, is not considered a true asexual. These people do probably have some psychological issues to work out.

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Let me get this right... do these people CHOOSE to be this way or are born and grow into people not interested...
i mean are they virgins and have never had sex or sexual pleasure, even with themselves?
If the latter is the case, then how would they know they would'nt like sex, making love or sexual release?
Thank God i am not 'asexual', id go fucking nuts...
but then again if i was, would i care?
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Let me get this right... do these people CHOOSE to be this way or are born and grow into people not interested...
True asexuals are born that way and never once have a single sexual desire for either a man or a woman. They will never have sexual desire for their entire life.

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I mean are they virgins and have never had sex or sexual pleasure, even with themselves?
True asexuals will remain virgins probably. Women might fake a heterosexual relationship, because they feel they need to be in one to fit in, but I'm sure it is hard for men to fake a sexuality.

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If the latter is the case, then how would they know they would'nt like sex, making love or sexual release?
People fantasize about sex before they actually have it. Teenagers do it all the time. How do you know that you wouldn't like a same-sex sexual act if you've never had it.

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Thank God i am not 'asexual', id go fucking nuts...
but then again if i was, would i care?
No, you wouldn't care at all.

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Let me get this right... do these people CHOOSE to be this way or are born and grow into people not interested...
i mean are they virgins and have never had sex or sexual pleasure, even with themselves?
If the latter is the case, then how would they know they would'nt like sex, making love or sexual release?
http://asexuality.org/home/content/section/6/28/
http://asexuality.org/home/content/view/20/31/
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