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This may be viewed as a form of sexual orientation in itself, although it is sometimes claimed that it is a psycho-sexual problem.
Consequently, people who live as asexuals are the only people who can become priests in the Catholic Church.
Asexuality is not to be confused with asexual reproduction.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Asexuality
Those asexuals who do have sex or masturbate do not think about people during the act; some enjoy the sensation, some have a fetish, and some just let their minds wander and work out what tomorrow's dinner will be or when the car should next be serviced.
Some asexuals are not too bothered about sex, but will go through with it because they like giving pleasure to their partner, and others will because they love their partner and are willing to have sex in order to stay with them.
As asexuality is so rarely heard of and is largely unknown, young asexuals growing up notice that they are different to their peers and assume that they are horribly broken, deficit in some way, and need to be 'cured'.
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 Asexuality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asexuality is a general term or self-designation for people who lack sexual attraction or otherwise find sexual behavior unappealing.
Others assert that because their asexuality does not cause them distress it should not be viewed as a disorder.
Alongside this is the debate as to whether the term 'asexual' is an accurate term, given its use in biology to describe a species that reproduces from a single member, whereas in this context pertains to an organism not reproducing at all.
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 Asexuality - Invision Power Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was about asexuality, as I'm sure a lot of people know from secondary school biology asexuality is nothing new in nature, what is new however is that more and more people are "coming out" as being asexual, they have no attraction to either sex.
Asexuality is a fact of life, as is bisexuality, homosexuality and hetrosexuality, if you think you know more about these things than scientists that have looked into it for large ammounts of time then i'll take your pathetic comment on board, otherwise....
They call themselves asexual, and are coming out to parents and loved ones, declaring their asexuality to be as valid an orientation as being straight or gay.
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 Valentine's Day Amoeba Style - asexualove.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Asexual people can be aware of sexual desire however they are not motivated to act upon it.
Asexuality seems to be making a name for itself in sexual orientation, just like homosexuality or heterosexuality.
In no way does this suggest that asexual people do not find love or happiness, but it may suggest the possibility of finding a new level of intimacy and closeness to a special someone is possible without physicality.
www.asexualove.net /library/05/0209.html   (356 words)

 Asexuality - Atari Forums
Asexuality is the lack of sex, perhaps due to the lack of sex hormones / organs, or similar.
The few I've heard of that are asexual seem to have normal lives otherwise, and are nice happy people.
Asexuality is not a lack of interest in sex, despite having all the tackle.
www.ataricommunity.com /forums/showthread.php?t=523758   (1898 words)

 How to Know When You Are Asexual
They are what they describe as "asexuals", and where many physicians and psychologists would call this a problem that needs to be addressed - Monica and her boyfriend feel it is a just a part of who they are and there is nothing wrong with it.
Asexuality is emerging as a new sexual orientation.
The only thing new about asexuality is the fact is that there is finally some scholarly study and research beginning on the topic and therefore it is receiving more media and therefore public attention.
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Recently, however, an asexual cat has been put among the pigeons: a psychologist from Canada's Brock University recently reanalysed a decade-old study of 18,000 people in the UK, revealing that around one person in 100 claimed to have never 'felt sexually attractive to anyone at all'.
Of the 180 people who put claim to asexuality in the survey mentioned earlier, a little shy of half of that group were, or had been, in long-term co-habiting partnerships.
But with asexuality a subject that's only very recently been given a serious public airing, it's probably safe to assume that a considerable percentage of those who ticked that box (and, by extension, their partners) had been playing at happy families rather than living the dream.
www.handbag.com /relationships/sex/asexuality   (779 words)

 Asexuality: prevalence and associated factors in a national probability sample Journal of Sex Research - Find Articles
Asexuality, in contrast, can be defined as the absence of a traditional sexual orientation, in which an individual would exhibit little or no sexual attraction to males or females.
Note that the definition of asexuality here concerns a lack of sexual attraction to either sex and not necessarily a lack of sexual behavior with either sex or self-identification as an asexual.
A very low level of asexuality is also predicted from evolutionary models of human behavior because one would expect strong selection pressures against such nonreproductive tendencies.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2372/is_3_41/ai_n6274004   (860 words)

 k-punk: ASEXUALITY, IT's NOt just for amoebas any more
Asexuality is not to be confused with chastity, impotence, even good old-fashioned reticence.
But internet forums such as Aven (Asexual Visibility and Education Network) at.asexuality.org are encouraging the naysayers to speak up for their lack of passion.
Brian, an asexual navy veteran from Virginia, USA, told the magazine: "The place where we draw the line is the desire to interact sexually with other people." High school student Pete said "I get the feelings...
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 Asexuality - what? | Progressive U   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Many people who I've found on the asexual forum (www.asexuality.org) have said they thought something was wrong with them and they went through long periods of depression before they found out that asexuality exists.
Lately, there has been research showing that asexuality, or at least the complete lack of sexual interest, is not only exhibited in about 1% of humans, but also in percentages of animals, including, sheep, mice, and certain insects.
The difference between asexuality and celibacy is that some asexuals DO have sex in their lifetimes, and most asexuals simply don't search for sex.
www.progressiveu.org /170757-asexuality-what   (2352 words)

When first considering a word for his own sexual identity while still in high school, Jay chose “asexual,” which was not commonly used at the time and has become internationally accepted due to his efforts.
Asexuality is described on the website as a person who feels sexual drive but no attraction to others, a person who feels non-sexual attraction to others, either or both.
Spreading information about asexuality is a major objective of Jay’s and the site’s members, and they see the television special as an important opportunity to raise visibility.
www.wesleyan.edu /argus/archives/dec052003/dateyear/n4.html   (870 words)

 Purple - Asexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Preliminary research suggests that approximately 1% of the human population is asexual.
Because asexuals are not attracted to either sex, labels like "straight", "gay", and "bi-" have less and less salience as the level of sexual desire decreases, therefore the sexual spectrum becomes narrower and tapers to a single point, which is complete asexuality.
Also, if you are an asexual with a web-site, even if it has nothing to do with asexuality, I'd like to put up a link to it.
members.tripod.com /jen_algonquin/purple/asexuality.htm   (797 words)

 St.Mary Publishing Company of Houston
Many Leather Spinsters consider themselves asexual, another way of saying that sexual activity is low on their priority scale, no they are not lesbians, they are women exercising their natural right to limit their sexual contact or in some cases omit it from their lives.
There are common misconceptions about asexuality, one being that it's caused by having too many X or Y chromosomes,it's possible but the asexuals as they pertain to spinsterhood, are normal women with the correct number of chromosomes.The others are, genitalia deformities and traumatic experiences.
I dare not say that neither of the two couldn't cause asexuality in a human being, there's a wide variety of reasons why some Leather Spinsters identify as asexual but the number one reason is it's the most comfortable of all the sexual options for them.
www.leatherspinsters.com /asexuality1.html   (149 words)

 Asexuality 101
Some people who are asexual enter into fully sexual relationships with their partners for the sake of the love they share.
Just like any person entering into a relationship that involves sex, people who are asexual need to communicate and agree with their partner(s) about the level of sexual interaction that is acceptable to the individuals involved.
The only consistent defining characteristic of asexuality is that people who are asexual have no sexual attraction to other people and do not desire to engage in sexual activities with others.
www.uua.org /obgltc/resource/asex101.html   (362 words)

Does asexuality exist and if so is it psyhological or genetical.
The thread is about asexuality as a interestting form of human behaveuor and not autosexuality.
The definition of "asexual" is; having no sex or sex organs.
www.physicsforums.com /showthread.php?p=397689   (381 words)

 Political Crossfire Forums :: View topic - asexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Is it 'asexuality' or is it 'celibacy?' Depends on point-of-view.
Asexual reproduction is the formation of new individuals from the cell(s) of a single parent.
I imagine the topic is being asexual meanign w/o a desire to have sex, not reproducing from one cell.
www.politicalcrossfire.com /forum/viewtopic.php?t=52935   (2497 words)

 Asexuality Aotearoa New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
AANZ aims to increase the awareness and visibility of asexuality in Aotearoa New Zealand and to encourage the formation of asexual groups throughout the country.
Asexuals often feel deficient or inadequate because of their lack of sexual desire and many face criticism if they choose not to enter into sexual relationships.
In addition, since asexuality has only recently been recognised and discussed many asexuals have grown up in environments where they have perceived their feelings as being unique to themselves, often resulting in profound feelings of isolation.
www.asexuality.org.nz /index.htm   (263 words)

 Asexuality - Susan's Place Transgender Wiki
There is debate as to whether this is a sexual dysfunction or an actual sexual orientation; furthermore, there is disagreement over the exact definition of the word.
The term is also sometimes used as a gender identity by those who believe their lack of sexual attraction places them outside the standard definitions of gender.
There has been little research done on asexuality, but those studies that have been conducted suggest that, if it is a sexual orientation, it is the least commonly occurring one.
wiki.susans.org /index.php?title=Asexuality&redirect=no   (160 words)

 The Frigidarium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The increasing media interest in asexuality since the publication of an article in New Scientist magazine in October 2004 has done a lot to raise the profile of people who are not interested in sex and happy that way.
In the last few years the number of self-identified asexuals on the web has increased dramatically, although many have not come out in the real world, so you may know an asexual either in real life or online, even if you don't know they are asexual.
If you're thinking of coming out as asexual you can discover some of the reactions that others have to asexuality, and if you know an asexual you can find out what not to say to them, as well as what it can be like being an asexual.
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Asexual lineages may provide particularly informative models for the indirect study of microsatellite evolution, because their genomes act as complete linkage groups, with mutations as the only source of genetic variation.
Although asexuals are generally considered to have arisen recently from close sexual relatives and represent evolutionary dead-ends, in this case, asexual species might have radiated.
The presence of few widespread asexual genotypes that persists through time is a feature seemingly consistent with the ‘general-purpose genotype’ hypothesis that predicts the selection of a few broadly adapted genotypes in fluctuating environments.
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 Left2Right: REVEALED! IMPLICIT STATE SANCTION FOR HOMOSEXUALITY!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Asexuals are now represented by an organization, The Asexual Visibility And Education Network, whose website is at asexuality.org.
Thus the "asexuality isn't natural and must also be immoral if these people are to be consistent" line doesn't address the real reasons people view homosexuality with distaste.
Velleman’s amusing example of so-called asexuals, the simple fact is that the state may well have an interest in whether children are born out of wedlock but no interest in whether any particular married couple procreates.
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 A is for Asexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
AVEN (The Asexuality Visibility and Education Network) describes asexuality simply as a person who does not experience sexual attraction (they also point out that this does not necessarily mean a lack of sex drive, just a lack of attraction).
Asexuality may just be another path for some people to follow.
There is nothing wrong with asexuality, although asexuality is sometimes a result of sexual desire disorder.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/9060/82735   (405 words)

 Frost Jedi :: View topic - Asexuality and other sexualities
Because it's so rare, compared to the other oris, many people are unaware of it and some people even disapprove or doubt it because they think everyone has the same feeling and because they think that what they feel or think is what everyone must do as well.
There is a debate to what is classify asexuality - whether it's a lack of interest to all (both genders) romantically (relationship), sexually (desire for sex) or both.
So asexuality means a lack of complete interest in both genders, not limited desire.
www.frostjedi.com /phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=101308   (567 words)

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