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May 18th, 2016

The wonderful thing about the internet is that you can learn something new every day. After reading an article in our Order’s journal that mentions the term ‘asexuality’, I followed the link it gave to this informative site:

It offered this definition of the term:

An asexual is someone who does not experience sexual attraction. Unlike celibacy, which people choose, asexuality is an intrinsic part of who we are. Asexuality does not make our lives any worse or any better, we just face a different set of challenges than most sexual people. There is considerable diversity among the asexual community; each asexual person experiences things like relationships, attraction, and arousal somewhat differently. Asexuality is just beginning to be the subject of scientific research.

And this helpful and touching video:

5 Responses to “Asexuality”

  1. It’s always good to learn new things, and to recognise that humanity exists in infinite diversity. Thanks for sharing that very informative link.

  2. I too have only recently heard of asexuality, I checked out the website and thought, oh, that makes sense. This is exactly how I feel. I thought there was something wrong with me all these years. Now I need to figure out a way of telling my husband.

  3. Radio 4 had a programme on asexuality a couple of years ago. I happened to hear it and thought, oh, so that is the label that my husband and I can belong to. We thought we had just been extremely lucky to have crashed into one another, recognising something in the other, and hanging on for all it is worth. We are best friends and have been married for 24 years.

  4. As I posted on the link on Facebook, thank you so much for this! I’ve long identified somewhere in the asexual realm of things, and my husband and I met eight years ago on the discussion forums at the site you linked to (AVEN). I appreciate seeing awareness being spread by people/pages/other sites where you wouldn’t expect them to be posting about such things, because the more people you reach, the better. Visibility is always helpful!

  5. Hi Philip,

    Thanks so much for posting this. I’ve copied it across to the Queer OBOD facebook group where we’ve started a small chat about this.

    Looking forward to talking to you soon about GSM (gender and sexual minority) issues and Druidry.


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