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- n. The state or quality of being asexual, that is:
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. having no evident sex or sex organs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being asexual; absence of sex.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. having no evident sex or sex organs
(And it’s rarely been used to refer to asexual people; most asexuals are either male or female, since asexuality is a sexual orientation, not a gender identity.) “It” is not an option, not because “it” does not have a tradition of application to humans, but because it DOES have a tradition of application to humans – ones the speaker wants to discount and marginalize.
He has labeled it as asexuality, which is fine-that's as good a description as any.
If lack of desire for activities like that are the definition of "asexuality" used to come up with the 19% figure, well, that makes sense, but it actually has very little to do with sexual attraction per se, and everything to do with the circumstances surrounding it.
It doesn't imply a value judgement of the proclivity to admit candidly that these are deviancies, and so-called "asexuality" is even more deviant, even more fundamentally at odds with basic human norms far more so than the two just listed.
Gibber on though the fans may about Morrissey's "asexuality," however, his most shocking songs are the ones that traffic in heteroerotic imagery.
So the question I'm left with here is this: Is "asexuality" a biological condition, in the way (I, at least, am convinced) heterosexuality, bisexuality, and homosexuality are?
The Vatican's positions on sexuality have the effect of rendering sex itself even in marriage appear, if not intrinsically unholy, then at least far less holy than celibacy, abstention or asexuality.
As you know, this is quoted from the BBC breakfast news interview that involved asexuality.
This fetishization of asexuality gives way to an imperious and isolated priesthood, an aloof caste of men whose holiness is far too greatly predicated upon the choice not to have sex.
As with other human behaviors, sexuality manifests on a spectrum that includes interest in men, women, and even asexuality.