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Originally posted by purehughness
reply to post by Death_Kron
Well it sort of depends on how you define 'normal' really.
Like, if you take homosexuals as a case in point. It's usually considered normal for people to want to have sex, but doesn't that stem from the reproduction instinct?
So if you consider that homosexuality isn't about a reproductive need, but rather an expression of love between two men or two women, is it considered abnormal?
I guess it really finds its roots in cultural upbringings and social perceptions.
Originally posted by ChronicBoom
I would say that a person not desiring sex would have to suffer from either severe depression, severe psychological trauma, severe hormonal imbalance, or sever physical problems. After all, we are wired to want to have sex and it is one of the main driving factors in human behavior.
If one day I woke up and didn't want to have sex ever again I would run to the doctor and beg for help.
[edit on 22-10-2009 by ChronicBoom]
Originally posted by ANNED
Some don't look for a sexual partner.
People may think they are Asexuality.
But what type of solo fetish's or other things do they do and never tell anyone about out of fear that they will be ridiculed.
In 35 years of working as a vol EMT i can tell you that there are more people with sexual fetish's then many people would believe.
and its not just guys there are a lot of gals that like there battery powered toys.
Don't worry us EMTs will not tell but we do have a laugh once in a while.
In the US it comes under the HIPAA privacy rules
Originally posted by Helig
I don't know if I can buy into the whole link between being Asexual and disease and other maladies, honestly from what I've seen it seems that sex causes a fair share of problems such as unwanted pregnancies, STDs, and a whole host of emotional issues that rack peoples brains on a daily basis.
From a social perspective I think the Asexual crowd is actually lagging behind in overall acceptance. Imagine being a 20-something male college student and explaining to roommates in the dorms that you aren't dead set on going out and getting laid every weekend, that you fill your time with more enriching (and often healthy) activities like hiking, fishing, even just reading. Or even the young college aged female who doesn't share her peers lust for a particular school sports star, how would she be viewed by those around her if she explained her views on sex and sexuality?