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Asexuality, is usually the term used in a biological context, to decribe the ability of certain organisms to reproduce without iintercourse, But as I learned not too long ago, Asexuality is also a general term or self-designation for people who do not exhibit sexual attraction toward any gender, or who otherwise find sexual behavior unappealing. There is debate as to whether this is a sexual dysfunction or a sexual orientation. A number of asexuals don't even indentify themselves with either traditional gender, due to their lack of sexual attraction, This subject really caught my interest

What are your thoughts on Asexuality?
Do you think it is natural?
if not, what do you believe would drive a person to shun sexuality?
Have you considered it yourself?
if so, for what reasons?

I thought I might have been for a time, but briefly, mainly due to my introverted and paranoic nature, and general lack of interest in the opposite sex, or the act of sex, I never really understood the concept or importance of dating, or why I'd ever need or want a girlfriend or a "partner"
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"Have you considered it yourself?" hell no, flirting women are hot. well the most of them. its normal to be attracted to the opposite sex. its a bit different if you're attracted to the same sex but still people are attracted to another person. i dont think its natural to be Asexual (can i write it like this? :/ ) but its their own choice. i do find it weird but dont think those people are freaks or so.
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Posted 8/15/07

abel89 wrote:

What are your thoughts on Asexuality?
Do you think it is natural?
if not, what do you believe would drive a person to shun sexuality?
Have you considered it yourself?
if so, for what reasons?


I'm going to skip the first question because in answering the other questions you will understand my thoughts on asexuality.

I don't think asexuality in the human world is natural.
In the ameoba world... 100% yes, human world.. no.

I think people would shun sexuality because of traumatic events in thier pasts.
I shunned sexuality after i was raped the first time. I didn't want anything to do with it. i was dirty, shamed, used, and i felt like i was disgusting.
I didn't want to be with anyone.
I was coaxed out of my shell by a very nice girl.. who assisted in my bisexuality.

People go away from sex mainly due to deep rooted fear.
fear of almost anything can do it too.
Fear of being rejected, fear of humiliation, fear of their own body, fear of addiction, fear of religious persecution, the list goes on.
Some people have been so repressed sexually that they actually cannot perform.
This takes years of therepy to resolve.

As you all know.. (at least those who know me)
I no longer shun sexuality and try to help those who do.
I've been there, i know what it's like.
and you don't have to be there either.

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Well, some people with a low libido call themselves or are called asexual. My friends often express disbelief in my lack of interest in men. However, I'm just not interested in most of them, which doesn't make me asexual, just very picky. I'm not interested in women at all, so I jokingly tell people I'm asexual sometimes.

There are illnesses which can result in a lack of libido, thus making people asexual.

What would drive a person to shun sexuality? There could be many reasons. Negative experiences, rape, the aforementioned illness, a mental disorder or a way of thinking/ a belief that demonizes sexuality, general disgust...

An asexual person should be somehow appealing, most people find disinterest provocating or stimulating.
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^ they might be thinking the person is playing hard to get probably or they see it as a challenge to win that person's feeling
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I have no problem with it, and consider it "natural" because it occurs naturally, humans are part of nature aren't we?
I've never considered it myself, however I can conceive as to why people would.
Posted 8/15/07
Asexuality is normal, just like being bisexual, straight, or gay. I never meet someone who was asexual because all my friends are sexually active and just feel comfortable talking about it.

I was when I was younger. I had no interest in guys or girls because of certain factors that happened in my childhood. Now I'm just bisexual.
Posted 8/15/07
^^^^ =] then don't post

I think it's perfectly normal, but don't those people feel at least a bit lonely TT_TT
Posted 8/15/07
Doesnt really change my opinion of person if they are asexual, gay, straight etc. its all the same to me if thats what a person wants to be. I guess asexuality could also be caused by hormone imbalences and stuff.

Sometimes it sounds appealing though hehe. Life would be so much simpler if you didnt have to worry about guys (or girls), dating, attraction and things like that :P.
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I may be a Asexual- I don't feel the need for sexual activity. I mean I have a boyfriend but we may as well be just friends...so I would have to say that I believe Asexual people are normal and fine.

~What are your thoughts on Asexuality? I think it's fine.

~Do you think it is natural? I would believe so- is it inorganic?

~if not, what do you believe would drive a person to shun sexuality? Sexual abuse, or very high self concious.

~Have you considered it yourself? yes.

~if so, for what reasons? sexual abuse and very self concious.

~Love and Peace

Actually....I like yaoi too much. I may have just lied. =] They only sin I have commited was not being born a gay man. XD
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58 / F / Melbourne
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I have only met one person like this. He seemed completely uninterested in any sort of sex. I don't know what made him like that, he hadn't been traumatised or anything and was from a normal family. I knew him from early childhood through to adolescence and he just wasn't interested in anything like that with anyone, ever.

As for people "considering" it. I don't think that is really possible. There is a difference between celebacy and asexuality. Asexuality lasts a lifetime and isn't something that is chosen. With celebacy there is often a choice (eg priests), or it is a reaction to terrible trauma, and it rarely lasts forever. With the trauma response, it is often revulsion/fear of sex ie active avoidance, rather than just lack of interest.
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28 / M / UK
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Well it is denoted by an x on the Kinsey Scale ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsey_scale )

So I'd say that, yes it is an orientation. There is a difference between not wanting sexual contact and being Asexual . . . one would assume XD
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hmmm i think its just fine to be asexual i mean there are people who are interested in opposite sex, the same sex, and both sexes so u can assume that there would be people not interested at all
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i think its for germs and plants and yen other stuff
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I would say that asexual people have less to worry about. Many of us feel the need to be with someone and are hurt when we can't be with him/her. They won't be hurt if they don't get something they never wanted in the first place.
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