I used to think that it was funny how bugs will try to mate with colourful bottles or turkey will try mate with crude turkey-shaped dolls. But if you think about porn, you realize that humans are exactly the same. (Note also: porn will destroy your sexual functioning.)
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.