Is it really necessary to create categories for people to fit into for the sole purpose of then raising awareness and acceptance of that category? Or do "scientists" have too much time on their hands? Why do some people want to parade their particular sexual quirks as if the rest of us care?
Apparently, One in 100 adults [is] asexual.
About one percent of adults have absolutely no interest in sex, according to a new study, and that distinction is becoming one of pride among many asexuals.Right, because obviously any trait that puts someone in a minority should elicit pride.
Bogaert's analysis looked at responses to another study in Britain, published in 1994. That study was based on interviews of 18,000 people about their sexual practices.One percent and three percent aren't that close together when you've got a sample size of 18,000. And anyway, what's the point? One percent is also close to the number of left-handed people with blonde hair.
It offered respondent a list of options. One read: "I have never felt sexually attracted to anyone at all." One percent said they agreed with the statement.
That response level is close to the percentage of gay people in the population, which is around three percent, the New Scientist report says.
A 1994 survey, published by The University of Chicago Press, found that 13 percent of 3,500 respondents had no sex in the past year. Forty percent of those people said they were extremely happy or very happy with their lives.There are lots of reasons someone may be happy to not have sex other than being asexual. Maybe some people are actually waiting to have sex until they get married.
"If asexuality is indeed a form of sexual orientation, perhaps it will not be long before the issue of 'A' pride starts attracting more attention," New Scientist says.Why? Because the media decided to stir up conversation about some pointless categorization?
Activists have already started campaigning to promote awareness and acceptance of asexuality, it reports.If people aren't aware of something, they can't be unaccepting, can they? Does anyone really sit around and think about how much they dislike people who don't have sex? Why should sexuality even be a topic for acceptance or unacceptance? Isn't it a personal matter that's best left out of the public eye?
The Asexual Visibility and Education Network has an online store that sell items promoting awareness and acceptance on asexuality.Who cares? And the same goes for every other sexual-orientation. I just don't care. What does bother me is seeing big signs at work announcing "National Coming Out Day". I don't want to know anything about the sexual preferences of my co-workers. I don't want to know who's gay, I don't want to hear about the sexual escapades of straight people either. I just don't care.
Among the items is a T-shirt with the slogan, "Asexuality: it's not just for amoebas anymore."
If you and I are friends, then of course I'm happy to talk about sex. That's fine, because friendship is a different type of relationship than exists between me and the public at large. If I don't know you, I don't want to know where you stick your stuff, or don't stick it, or anything.
Clayton Cramer agrees.