approximately 1 percent of the population self-identifies as asexual – that is, feeling no sexual attraction to others.
According to the website of the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), there are many degrees and definitions of asexuality. Some feel they are “born this way,” while others experience intermittent periods of asexuality for various reasons.
Matthew Broderick, as the computer genius high schooler in WAR GAMES, has a great line regarding the latter. His pompous science teacher asks the class, “Who first suggested reproduction without sex?” Broderick smirks, “Your wife?” Bazinga!
Speaking of which, I’m pretty sure Sheldon (Jim Parsons) on THE BIG BANG THEORY is asexual, though he’ll hafta get naked with Amy Farrah Fowler (Dr. Mayim Bialik) sometime if the show is gonna continue. I really hope both things happen.
AVEN founder David Jay says asexuality is part of the sexual spectrum – a portion that’s been overlooked in our sex-obsessed culture.
I have to agree with Mr. Jay, here, as I am dying to know who Kim Kardashian is having sex with. Sadly, this obsession is cutting into my TV sitcom watching.
Do you know anyone who has decided he or she is asexual?
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