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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Asexual healing

Salon.com, Lynn Harris writes:

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.
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If you're human, [asexuality] means, essentially, that you experience no sexual attraction to either males or females. Generally, you're not so much freaked out by sex as you are entirely neutral to it, if not a little puzzled by what all the fuss is about.
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"I would be profoundly critical of the idea that 'asexuality' is an 'orientation' or that it's somehow the inevitable way that some people are born. The basic building blocks of sexual patterning are there in everyone." [says Barnaby Barratt]

How do you think Jerry Falwell reconciles his "abstinence-only mindset" with his "sexuality is a choice" mindset?