Asexuals Feeling Left Out

The Atlantic has an article up about the burgeoning asexual community. It seems they want to change assumptions about sexuality—in particular, they want people to stop assuming that people are sexual, I guess. Becasue otherwise you’ll have tragic situations like the one David Jay found himself in:

“For a couple of years I just assumed that I was broken,” he says.

You don’t say.

Anyway, obviously nobody cares about asexuality, and everyone assumes that asexuals are damaged, and both for good reason. Note, though, that if the stats provided are correct, about one percent of the population is asexual. That’s not so different from the size of the gay population (about 2%). And yet everyone cares about homosexuality, and no one dares suggest that gays are damaged.


One thought on “Asexuals Feeling Left Out

  1. They are freaks. It’s one thing to practice celibacy, and to eschew marriage; there have always been confirmed bachelors and spinsters, not to mention monks and nuns. But these folks who have no interest in sex whatsoever, are just plain odd.

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